An occasional update on items from the Velo-city.




You’ve no doubt heard of WalkScore’s latest: Bikescoring major cities.  But you may not be aware of the contribution Prof. Kay Teschke and a group at UBC made to ‘Bike Score’:

By examining the “heat maps” of Bike Score for their city, municipal planners can locate neighbourhoods that are currently underserved and target them for improvements.

More here.




Lisa Moffatt reports in from the Ladies Army, the world’s only all women bike polo tournament

My team placed ninth out of 34 teams, which we were quite please with.  It was really anyone’s tournament and the highlight for my team-mates and me was knocking out a favoured team from Seattle!!  So good! 
If you are interested in watching the final game, there is an okay quality video of it here.  The teams are Cunning Stunts (I can’t make this up!) from Milwaukee, Toronto and Jacksonville, FL and Bear Hugs from Lexington (subbing in for the player from Switzerland who broke her collar bone earlier), Toronto and East Van.  The two Toronto players on opposing teams are actually room-mates.



It’s (almost) out:

A guide to today’s urban cycling renaissance, with information on cycling’s health benefits, safety, bikes and bike equipment, bike lanes, bike sharing, and other topics.

City Cycling emphasizes that bicycling should not  be limited to those who are highly trained, extremely fit, and daring enough to battle traffic on busy roads. The chapters describe ways to make city cycling feasible, convenient, and safe for commutes to work and school, shopping trips, visits, and other daily transportation needs.

 Get it here on October 19.




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