As I Bike TO readers plumb the minds of suburbanites to find out why they continue to buy houses in the suburbs, they may be interested in this study by the Brookings Institute which has created an index map of housing + transportation affordability and correlated it to an index of local median wages to show location
Nobody likes their daily commute better than cyclists, according to Statistics Canada (Like Commuting? Workers perceptions of their daily commute (pdf)). Even though commuting cyclists may be few in number in most Canadian cities, those who bike to work are almost twice as likely (59%) to like their commute compared to workers who drive cars (37%). It is even higher than workers who walked to work (46%).
At the risk of being considered a snob or a lackey of local bike retailers, and their encouragement of sturdy new bicycles, I'd like to point out the truth of this Guardian article: people are riding around crappy Canadian Tire bikes with broken brakes not so much because they are lazy or cheap but because these
Did anyone else get the feeling this morning that it's the calm before the storm? This was our final weekday of commuting before the streets are packed with post-Labour Day cars.
There are two big things that change on Tuesday. Almost everyone is back at work from summer vacation. And people start driving their kids to school.