Cycling is the most energy-efficient form of transport ever used by humans, requiring between one third to one half of the energy required for walking the same distance. Which transport is the fairest of them all? – The Conversation The book Bicycling Science (published by MIT press) shows that in ideal conditions (mild temperature, low … More Bicycle: The Apex of Energy Efficiency
I want to start the year here at the blog with the right foot (on the pedal)! I’ve been the board chair of London cycle Link for about two years now. And on Jan 13 we will have our Annual General Meeting. I am super pumped to meet all the great candidates willing to join … More Cycling Towards a City for People
Road Happiness is a sense of well-being or joy induced while moving from point A to point B. If that sounds strange to you, chances are, you are more familiar with its counterpart. So, let’s start with the more known concept. Road Rage is basically an aggressive or angry behaviour exhibited by a driver of … More Have you ever experienced Road Happiness?
Last Thursday – Feb 13, 2020 – the City held another public participation meeting. This time around, I decided to share my thoughts about our city. It was a bit personal and I was feeling a little hesitant but I did anyway. I’m glad I did it. I got so much positive feedback that I … More The city we want and the city we have
On May 6, 2019, I had the honour of being one of the four speakers in the City Symposium Series – Sustainable Cities and Communities. It was a great experience where I had the opportunity to connect with many like-minded people. My 12-minute presentation sparked a lot of interest, maybe not as much as the … More Shift Happens! – A corporate story
We are full swing into biking season. May 27th was National Bike-to-Work Day and June 10th was Cycle Commuter Day here in London, Ontario. In the wake of bike-to-work initiatives throughout the country (and beyond), I want to bring some attention to the relevance of such events. Bike-to-work initiatives go beyond merely promoting healthier choices … More Bike-to-Work Day as a Multipurpose Tool
The importance of bike lanes Adequate road infrastructure is a key element in fostering healthier and more inclusive modes of transportation. More and more studies have shown that the association between cycling infrastructure and ridership tends to be positive. Add to that the fact that those urban amenities – like shared bike lanes, cycle tracks and … More Will the cyclists come only if you build?: Beyond Infrastructure