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.

2015’s Coldest Ride of the Year – Trip Report

2015’s Coldest Ride of the Year was balmy compared to recent temperatures and yielded a pleasant, friendly ride through Waterloo and Kitchener taking note of new and future bicycle infrastructure projects. (Thanks and shout out to TriTAG for helping to … Continue reading

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Coldest Ride of the Year – Feb 7th 2015

Kitchener-Waterloo’s third annual ‘Coldest Ride of the Year‘ falls on Saturday, February 7th. We’re proposing a route from Waterloo City Hall to the Kitchener’s Farmers Market meeting at noon at Waterloo’s Uptown Bell (Uptown Square). The family friendly ride departs at 12.15pm … Continue reading

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What would a 40 km/h limit mean for Ontario?

On January 28, pretty much all the major news sources in Ontario reported that the Government of Ontario is considering a couple options to facilitate the widespread introduction of lower speed limits in urban areas: Changing the default urban speed limit from … Continue reading

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Notes from Europe: Parking in the Bike Lane

Last year, I posed the question of how to address the issue of vehicles parking in bicycle lanes.  I thought that perhaps my trip to the world’s leading cycling countries would provide me with some insight on the matter. But looking through … Continue reading

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Notes from Europe: Cycling in the Suburbs

This summer I spent three weeks in Europe, experiencing two of the world’s most bicycle-friendly regions: the Randstad Region in the Netherlands, and the Øresund Region in Denmark and Sweden. Northern European urban regions, of course, have a very different … Continue reading

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Municipal Candidates endorse cycling and active transportation in Waterloo Region

It’s exciting to see our Municipal leaders lining up to sign the Active Communities pledge support active transportation. It’ll be even more interesting to see how this pledge translates when it comes to approval of the Uptown King St protected … Continue reading

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August 2014 Open Streets and Bicycle Security

I love my home in Waterloo Region. This past weekend was the first at home since before Father’s Day. Being away really helped me see my community through fresh eyes again. There are so many community builders who are helping … Continue reading

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