Category Archives: Commuting

Commuting is getting to and from work. This category is about biking to and fro as well as associated equipment, facilities, and what your company can do to encourage biking to work.

Update: Petition for protected bicycle lanes for King Street’s redesign

The petition for protected bicycle lanes on King Street’s redesign has just under 900 signatures as we begin 2014.  We’ve kept the petition open but are not actively seeking signatures as we believe our voice has been heard. The King … Continue reading

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Lexington Street Improvements – Davenport to University Ave – Dec 11th 6pm

I’m planning to attend this public consult, but towards the end around 7.30pm. If you able to attend great, if not email the project representatives and let them know what you think of the proposal (christopher.hodgson@waterloo.ca and john.perks@ibigroup.com) So what do … Continue reading

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Protected Bicycle Lane Petition for Uptown – Update and Next Steps

We have 650 voices from Kitchener and Waterloo asking in unison for protected, separated bicycle lanes on King Street. (And with that a few municipal inboxes are full of emails.) [Sign the petition for protected bicycle lanes on King Street.] On November … Continue reading

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Introducing. . . Helga III

I am planning on doing a couple of posts on winter riding. Over the last few years, a lot more information about winter riding has been shared. A few short years ago, it was difficult to find advice on riding … Continue reading

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Critique of Uptown Waterloo Bike Lane Plan

The City and Region of Waterloo are working together with IBI Group consultants to design a new streetscape for King Street in uptown Waterloo from University Avenue to Erb Street. There was a public consultation on Wednesday, at which I and many … Continue reading

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sweet baby jesus – they fixed the death trap

I am so completely taken with how amazing the new rail crossing is in Victoria Park. After complaining for years about this death trap, I expected all the delays to mean they figured out how to make it worse. I … Continue reading

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