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Wanted: Cycling Advisory Committee members

Brockville Active Mobility Matters / Alan Medcalf / 11 November 2016

Are you interested in helping Council realize the benefits of cycling, as directed in the Official Plan and Sustainability and other plans, and as endorsed in the Healthy Communities Vision? If so, the Brockville Cycling Advisory Committee is seeking new members.

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How to get back on your bike in your golden years

Momentum Mag / Karen Jenkins / 12 May 2016

karen_webWhatever your age, grab your bicycle and ride! If you are 60 or older, and do not ride a bicycle, let me convince you to ride.

Bicycle ridership among those 60 years and older is growing the fastest according to data collected by the US Department of Transportation. Between 1995 and 2009, the rise in cycling among people ages 60-79 accounted for 37 percent of the total net nationwide increase in bike trips. Canada, countries in Europe, Australia, and Japan report a similar trend.

Fifteen years ago, my brother surprised me with a heavy, three-speed, step-through bicycle. I was 45 and hadn’t ridden a bicycle since childhood. The gift sat unused for seven years until serendipity intervened and pushed me down an unfamiliar path. Now I ride my bicycle nearly every day and I am the Chair of the Board of Directors of the League of American Bicyclists, which at 135 years, is the oldest bicycle advocacy organization in the world. Every day, I smile broadly and laugh loudly as I ask myself, “How, at my age, did this happen?”

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Brockville’s first bike lanes

Brockville Active Mobility Matters / Alan Medcalf / 06 October 2016

king-and-riversLine painting on King St W and Cty Rd 2, along with new signs, clearly show Brockville’s first bike lanes. Some stencil and line painting remains, yet the lanes are marked and in force. This segment is part of the Ontario Waterfront Trail, and the eastbound welcome to Brockville for some 3,000 or more cyclist tourists each season. It’s also a popular route for local commuters and recreational riders.

The original four lane configuration has been upgraded to two bike lanes, two motorized travel lanes, and a centre left turn lane. The road continues to provide significant excess capacity for measured volumes.

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Building bike lanes slows climate change

Brockville Active Mobility Matters / Alan Medcalf / 07 July 2016

ppbl2wayMontrealThe causal linkage of cycling infrastructure with increased cycling modal share has been well researched and proven in several case studies. That linkage has now been extended to quantify the long-assumed reduction in GHG emissions that contribute to climate change. The Canadian-based research examined over ten years of data from Montreal, reaffirmed the positive link between cycling infrastructure and modal share uptake, and went on to quantify the GHG reductions resulting from modal switch from autos to bikes. Bottom line? Building bike infrastructure results in cycling uptake and a quantifiable reduction in motorized modal share, contributing (among other things) to slowing climate change.

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Healthy Kids grant funds “Brock Trail Adventure Club”

Brockville Active Mobility Matters / Alan Medcalf / 15 May 2016

HealthyKids1Grade 5/6 children in Brockville are exploring the Brock Trail in active ways thanks to a grant from the Healthy Kids Community Challenge Leeds and Grenville Community Project Fund.

This project provides children (grade 5/6) the opportunity to explore the expanded Brock Trail system through an after school program. Facilitated by the Brockville Police Service, the Brock Trail Adventure Club will run two nights a week, serving a different school each week. Sessions will include an educational component on outdoor and trail safety as well as an opportunity to explore the Brock Trail through a variety of activities such as biking, scavenger hunts, and compass use.

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10 tips for safer city cycling

BikeRadar / Oli Woodman / 11 May 2016

cycling between cars

It goes without saying that staying safe while on the roads is a top priority. We’ve compiled 10 of our top tips to keep you out of danger when out on two wheels.

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