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Winter Cycling Tips

International Winter Bike to Work Day and four Canadian cities - Calgary, Montreal, Toronto and Edmonton - scored in the top ten for participation. Click here to see an impressive map of all the riders. For some Vancouver cyclists, the winter season signals the end of outdoor cycling. Here are some tips to help keep…
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Bike Helmet Safety for Children

School’s out for the summer! Vancouver children are enjoying their freedom by riding their bicycles all day. You’ll see children cycling on city and suburban streets, trails, bridges, and seawalls. According to the City of Surrey, over 50,000 Canadians sustained brain injuries in 2012 and these injuries involved both adults and children. Head injuries are…
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New Map Tracks Cycling Dangers

A new map to help cyclists plan a safe route is now live. BikeMaps.org allows injured cyclists to indicate dangerous curbs or turns as a warning to other cyclists. The map indicates hot spots for bike theft, collision reports, cyclist hazards and citizen near miss reports. Participation is quick, anonymous, and is done by pinning…
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Vancouver’s ‘Bikability’

Cycling in Cities is a research program at the University of British Columbia’s School of Population & Public Health. The goal of the program is to create useful tools for policy-makers, planners, and the public to evaluate the “bikability” of their city. Included in the research program is the BICE Study  that looks closely at…
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