Public Bike Stand and tools – Waterloo Parkade

If Chris from Light and Wheels hadn’t highlighted Waterloo’s public bike repair stand and tools I probably still wouldn’t have noticed as I rarely (if ever) venture into Uptown’s parking garage. Sure enough, right by the parkade’s bicycle parking a white bicycle repair stand, some tools secured by wire cable and a quality air pump.     Continue reading Public Bike Stand and tools – Waterloo Parkade

Coldest Ride of the Year – Feb 7th

Quick reminder for today’s Coldest Ride of the Year, hosted by the Kitchener ATAC (www.bikekitchener.ca). Free hot chocolate will be provided while donations will be accepted towards Lutherwood’s Youth Residential Treatment Centre Bicycle Program. Hot Chocolate will be served at 5pm while the leisurely ride will depart at 5pm. Bundle up, it’ll be a wee bit cold at least compared to last year’s balmy weather. This is by far the most challenging Winter we’ve had in a while. Challenging for all modes of transit as it’s been a winter we haven’t seen in a while. I’ve been pretty impressed with Kitchener’s … Continue reading Coldest Ride of the Year – Feb 7th

2013 in review – WaterlooBikes

2013 will be a true springboard year for the WaterlooBikes community. We welcomed a few new writers giving all of us a spark. This year saw a first as WaterlooBikes stepped out of the realm of the internets and into the physical world, setting up a booth celebrating lifestyle cycling at NightShift. It was a blast, and this Baboe cargo bike was a definite hit. The springboard is the King Street redesign petition for protected bike lanes. It’s been our most engaging topic ever. It’s given us a taste for working ahead of the curve to impact change within our region. A shout … Continue reading 2013 in review – WaterlooBikes

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 Street redesign team indicates they’ve created additional options. The encouraging tone of correspondence leads us to believe protected bicycle lanes will be put forward as an option.  There are also plans underway for either another public information night or a formal presentation and open community discussion with City Council. Both Barb Magee Turner and Melissa Durell have indicated they are … Continue reading Update: Petition for protected bicycle lanes for King Street’s redesign

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 you think is needed in this section? What are you pain points? What do you like about the proposal? The follow is taken from Lexington Road improvement pages from the City of Waterloo site (link to open house invitation) When: Wednesday, December 11, 2013 – 6:00pm to 8:00pm Where: Waterloo Mennonite Brethren Church , 245 Lexington Road, Waterloo The City of … Continue reading Lexington Street Improvements – Davenport to University Ave – Dec 11th 6pm

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 25th, I spoke with Barb Magee Turner (City of Waterloo representative for the Waterloo Uptown Streetscape Improvement) who said the team is currently considering whether protected separated bicycle lanes can be recommended for the streetscape improvements while balancing the needs of all street users. The team’s target for a decision  and communication on next steps is December 13th. Barb implied … Continue reading Protected Bicycle Lane Petition for Uptown – Update and Next Steps