There’s finally a name to Vancouver’s upcoming bike share and it’s mobi. [Cue the Moby music accompaniment]
That’s about all the info there is so far. However, you can sign up to become a founding member for a special annual price starting from $99/year for unlimited 30-minute bike share rides.
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I just discovered recently that the City of Vancouver has a Cycling Spot Improvement Program. The program basically looks at small projects that affect a single block or intersection and try to improve the safety and comfort of those blocks and intersections. The main goal is to look at these projects through the cycling infrastructure lens. However, I think there can be improved pedestrian experiences … Continue reading DYK? Vancouver has a Cycling Spot Improvement Program.
I will admit upfront that I am more of a fairweather cyclist. If it’s raining, I hate riding my bike. Especially since I wear glasses most of the time, my vision is inevitably obscured by raindrops on my lenses if I ride in the rain. The other time I tend not to ride is in the dark. That’s why I seldom ride my bike in the winter in Vancouver. My cycling commute is usually from April to September. Why? It’s too dark when I leave work at 6pm to feel like I can safely navigate the alleys and streets of Vancouver by bike.
Enter Volvo Life Paint.
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Bicycles are pretty ubiquitous in Japan and a part of the everyday fabric. Kids, salarymen, sales ladies, and seniors all seem to ride bikes everywhere in Japan. Bikes are on sidewalks and on the street and nobody thinks anything of them. There isn’t the hyped up car versus bicycle antagonism that exists here in Vancouver. So I really wanted to experience what riding a bike was like in Japan.
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Here’s a video of an “invisible” bike helmet. I won’t describe it much more; otherwise, I’ll give away the ending of the video. You can also read about the invention on Yahoo! Continue reading How a little fashion and ingenuity may save bikers’ noggins
With all the new segregated bike lanes going up in Vancouver, there’s been a lot of controversy about whether it’s necessary. Yes, it is definitely taking away road space. However, the city’s own car counts of vehicular traffic going in and out of the downtown core shows that our traffic in 2010 was almost the same as car traffic in 1965! So what else have … Continue reading Bike Lanes and Property Values
I haven’t visited Streetfilms in a long time. The Buzzer Blog posted one of their recent films about Vancouver transit and cycling integration. I wonder what a person from outside of the region thinks when they see this film. It certainly gives the impression of wonderful freedom and integration. However, the system is far from perfect, but we should toot our horn as a region … Continue reading Streetfilms – Vancouver transit and cycling integration
With the Vancouver summer extending deep into September, it’s been a great chance to bike to work. Usually, by this time of year, we are already covered in a blanket of grey. However, this year, we’ve been blessed with a warmer and drier than usual September. Even the leaves are only starting to change colour now. In some previous years, the trees are turning autumnal … Continue reading Summery September Cycling
Metro Vancouver’s Bike to Work Week is back again for its Spring 2012 edition. It runs from Monday, May 28th to Friday, June 1st. The organizing group, The Vancouver Area Cycling Coalition (VACC), has rebranded itself as HUB and has a new look and new colours. The Bike To Work website is the same and can be found at same website, though. If you and … Continue reading Bike to Work Week – Spring 2012
Fun infographic on health and bike use. I like the losing 13 lbs over 1 year of cycling part. I wish there were a graphic describing how much cycling it takes for me to lose my spare tire. Created by: Healthcare Management Degree Continue reading How bikes can save us?