Reading Time: 6 minutes Last week, I finally dropped in at PedalEasy, our own homegrown pedal assist e-bike manufacturer. PedalEasy started five years ago when co-founder Ron Wensel wanted to do more cycling after he survived a heart attack. Ron, a modest man who lives in Deep River, is a mechanical engineer who knows a thing or two about speed and energy. He served as the lead investigator following the Challenger Space Shuttle accident & subsequently as the lead designer of sealing for the Advanced Solid Rocket motors. After his heart attack he decided to use his inquiring mind and technology background to apply [Read more…]
Reading Time: 5 minutes Ottawa is working towards a new main library. The Halifax library is a nice example of what Ottawa should strive for. Taking advantage of location and sight lines.
Reading Time: 4 minutes When advocating for cycling, I have always envisioned more than just safe bike infrastructure. I think Ottawa has the potential to grow into a leading North American city for cycling. But that requires more than a high bike modal share and a high number of kilometers of bike lanes. It requires an ecosystem of governments, companies, consumers and academics who are all cooperating to raise the level of cycling knowledge. Cycling part of a city image I hope that Ottawa’s Economic Development agency and the city’s and NCC’s marketing and communication (“marcom’ I learned recently) people eventually understand that cycling [Read more…]
Reading Time: 5 minutes We closed the road for our bike afternoon in Fisher Heights. There was a bike repair tune up station and we had different types of bikes to try.
Reading Time: < 1 minute Dutch super grocer Albert Heijn is testing grocery deliveries by cargo bike.
Reading Time: 2 minutes The Netherlands is behind in meeting climate change goals, but wind parks are being built and road and waterways will operate energy neutral by 2030.
Reading Time: 5 minutes The Netherlands is known for cycling like no other country. But did you know that there are also eight million cars?