Friday, November 22, 2013

Rail Trail meeting in Nanaimo.

I just received this from David Grey with the Greater Nanaimo Cycling Coalition. I know it is very short notice but it would be great if some local people might be able to attend. The meeting starts at 6:00 pm at Fibber Magee's in the Train Station in Nanaimo. Though the meeting is about the overall cycling plan for Nanaimo, there will be a part of the meeting devoted to rails to trails in the area. 


Sunday, November 17, 2013

I don’t ride a bike, why should I support measures to boost cycling?

If you are not a regular cyclist, you may ask why you should support proposals to boost investment in safe cycle routes.
More than three quarters of a million people commute to work by bicycle in Britain every day, but you may not be one of them. So why should you care?

Who Pays for the roads in Oregon?

I just received this graphic about cyclists and the cost of paying for roads in Oregon. It sure appears to refute claims that we cyclists don't pay our fair share of the cost of highways.


Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Okanagan Rail Trails - more new trails?

More Rail Trails in the Okanagan?

A magnificent Rail Trail opportunity may be alive in the Okanagan. With the bankruptcy of the Kelowna Pacific Railway it appears that there is no longer the economic viability to maintain a commercial rail line between Kelowna and Vernon. If that turns out to be the case then the Okanagan Rail Trail Society hopes to turn the line into a unique cycling and recreational corridor.