Sorry to tell you after the fact, had you not known, but it felt real nice to ride right into the Direct Energy Center this weekend, get a hand stamp for free admission to the Green Living Show and pull up for a complimentary tune up and valet parking, courtesy of Butterfield & Robinson.
A bunch of cycling bloggers got together on a cold 2007 winter over coffee to discuss how we could work together on a website. The I Bike TO website is a result of that inspiration.
We want it to be an avenue of celebrating cycling in Toronto as well as helping out cyclists to have an enjoyable and safe experience on our roads - no simple task. We will do this by being a hub of information, stories and discussion.
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.
The bike swap celebrated its first anniversary successfully and it can get even better next time.
I think there is a lot of pent-up demand for bikes. We had a lot of people come around expecting to see a lot of bikes for sale, but we just didn't get enough sellers! I know they are out there, the items for sale on the Toronto craigslist is huge.
10. I need my car for work.
Many transportation tasks could be handled equally well if not better on a bike. Meet with your employer and see if your company might not benefit from a more environmentally-friendly image if you conducted your business by bike. Consider that many traditional tasks adapt well to cycling, whether it's police work, meter reading, postal delivery, and so on.
A mock interview of Herb vanden Dool, by Herb vanden Dool.
We hope to make these cyclist profiles a major feature of this website!
- What do you use your bike for?
Shanghai still has a very high level of commuting by bicycle even though car ownership is booming. There are just so many people there that even at the current rate of car purchases that in 20 years car usage will still be in the minority.