Name/age/occupation: Peggy Nash/56/Politician (MP, Parkdale-High Park)
When did you start cycling?
Do you mean to work or in general? I started cycling about 6 years old. My office is only about 15 minutes from my home, so when I can I take my bicycle. I don’t always commute.
I must confess I am more of a fair-weather biker. The reason is I think I probably just haven’t got myself into the year-round gear. Like anything else, if you suit up properly for it, you can deal with the elements.
My husband is year-round commuter by bicycle: all weather, all parts of the city. He is a community legal worker.
What is your favourite route to commute on?
My regular route is Parkside and Keele Street. But, my favourite commute route is Indian road.
Parkside Drive during rush hour is a dangerous place to ride. This is a real shame because it is right beside High Park and it seems to me to be a perfect place for a well-laid-out cycling route. Obviously, there are roads in the park [for cycling] but, for waterfront access I do see cyclists going down Parkside drive.