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.

Event: Uptown bike lanes – Take 2

At the last Public Information Centre for the Uptown Streetscape Improvement Project along King Street, City staff received comments on their proposed design, including that the bicycle lanes were too narrow and unsafe-looking. Now they’ve adjusted the proposed design and are … Continue reading

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CAB Community Access Bikeshare Membership Giveaway – How would you use a full year subscription

In support of CAB’s crowd-raising campaign May 1-15, WaterlooBikes is giving away a one year membership to the reader who provides the most compelling use-case of how they would use a CAB (Community Access Bikeshare) membership. Either respond to the comments … Continue reading

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Lessons from the Winter of 2014 – Screw fashion

Although I’ve been winter cycling since 2004, the winter of 2014 taught me some new lessons. Screw fashion and the discerning cyclist (at least when it’s below -15C) New Lessons Exposed skin sucks, especially below -15C My general purpose blundstones … Continue reading

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Jane’s Walk – Walking and cycling challenges and opportunities in Uptown Waterloo

Join members of the Waterloo Advisory Committee on Active Transportation (WACAT) as they follow the Laurel Trail through Uptown Waterloo to Weber St and back, looking for opportunities to improve cycling and pedestrian connectivity in the city.  What challenges stand … Continue reading

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How to save your bicycle from becoming Community Property

Lock your bike properly, otherwise it becomes community property! Use a solid U-type lock and lock the rear wheel to the frame and something solid Use a cable and lock the front wheel to the frame. Use a smaller cable … Continue reading

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Pavement Everywhere!

Imagine my surprise, when I recently revisited some of my favourite trails only to find them wondrously covered in smooth black pavement.  The photo below is a snapshot of this improvement taken from Queen Street showing the trail entering into Lakeside Park. … Continue reading

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King Street Redesign Update – April 2014

Remember that petition for protected bicycle lanes? Well it hasn’t been forgotten … yet :) I attended the Waterloo Advisory Committee for Active Transportation meeting last week and received a very encouraging update from city staff. Waterloo has indeed proposed protected bicycle … Continue reading

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