Category Archives: Waterloo

Stories related specifically to Waterloo cycling. This is for the locals, but can have information related to cycling in non-Waterloo areas of the world.

Why we need protected bicycle lanes

Can’t do this in a painted bicycle lane

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Review: A perfect bicycle route in Utrecht

The bicycle route between the inner city of Utrecht, the Netherlands and its outlying university is what I consider to be a perfect bicycle route.  As far as I can tell, it doesn’t have a specific name, but it consists of … Continue reading

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Introducing the Bikeway Report Card

I am planning to start reviewing bicycle routes, which got me thinking – what makes a good bicycle route? So after a bit of brainstorming, I came up with a series of categories that could be applied to any bicycle route to … Continue reading

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Yo Winter, Smell Ya Later

It’s looking like Winter gives up its last gasp today and what a winter its been. This year I finally went out and got winter footwear, goodbye day hikers, goodbye frostbitten toes. It was my favourite winter purchase! (Warm footwear was my … Continue reading

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Spur Line Trail – Public Drop-in – Feb 26 6.30pm

Tonight I’m heading to the Spur Line public information drop-in. It’s Thursday Feb 26 2015 from 6.30pm to 8.30pm. It’s at the Region of Waterloo Office – Front Lobby (150 Frederick Street, Kitchener). (She tells me there’s going to be … Continue reading

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Advice to a new cyclist?

Every now and then a new cyclists stumbles across this site looking for advice on how to get started commuting by bicycle. I think the best advice is to just start, but with cycling its often a bit more complicated … Continue reading

Posted in Community, Commuting, Kitchener, Safety, Waterloo

Frustrated citizen takes bicycle path clearance into own hands

When I moved to Waterloo, I was initially impressed by the winter path maintenance – the fact that there was any at all.    In the part of Toronto I lived in, the city made no effort to keep any … Continue reading

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