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Archive for September, 2006

Toronto Coalition for Active Transport

Posted by Steve Reiter on September 14, 2006

Spacing Wire is a website for a Canadian organization advocating for better policy decisions related to utilization of public space. They posted this item about a press release for the Toronto Coalition for Active Transport.

The posting reminds me that our work — as advocates for policy change — is more powerful when we build alliances with those working not only in bike programs, but also the allied issues of pedestrian accessibility and safety, environmentalism, public space planning, and accessibility to transportation for those without financial clout.

Here’s a quote from the TCAT press release.

Toronto Coalition for Active Transport

Active transportation (cycling and walking) is the most affordable, healthy and sustainable mode of transportation. A city where cycling and walking are safe and enjoyable is a great place to live. Toronto could be a world leader in urban living and sustainable transportation, but the City of Toronto dedicates less than 2% of its transportation budget to active transportation.

The next Toronto City Council needs to take active transportation seriously and a new coalition of community groups, businesses and environmental groups has formed to make sure that cycling and pedestrian issues don’t fall through the cracks during election 2006.

The full Spacing Wire article can be found here.


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Bicyclists winning a war of lanes in San Francisco |

Posted by Steve Reiter on September 13, 2006

Check out this article in the Christian Science Monitor. It talks about the struggles and strategic initiatives necessary to get greater bike-friendliness, even in larger U.S. cities where many more cyclists take to the streets in their daily lives. This is what we’re after in Syracuse… we just need another 6000 members! Hah!

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We’ll be at the Westcott St. Cultural Fair

Posted by Steve Reiter on September 13, 2006

Hey.  Whether you want to see us or not, come to one of the highlights of the year… the Westcott Street Cultural Fair.  It’s this coming Sunday, 9/17, noon to 7pm.  It’s on Westcott St., of course.

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Maps Page now available

Posted by Steve Reiter on September 13, 2006

A listing of maps and guidebooks for Bike Routes and Rail Trails is now available.  Check out the “Maps and Trails” tab at the top of the page.

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