Annals are back. The poll was clear: Almost 75 percent said keep ’em.
Thanks, as always, to those who contribute. Like Tanya Paz:
BOSTON DOCTORS PRESCRIBE BIKE-SHARING
This week in Boston, doctors introduced a program called Prescribe-a-Bike, offering low-income residents struggling with obesity an annual Hubway bike sharing membership for the low price of $5. The program is being administered by Boston Medical Center in partnership with the city of Boston. Qualifying patients will have access to Hubway’s 1,100 bikes at 130 locations. Participants will also receive a free helmet.
And Ron Richings:
SUNDAY PARKWAYS IN PORTLAND
Call it Cyclovia, or Sunday Parkways, or any of a dozen other names. It is fun – mass celebration – a great time had by all. But not in Vancouver. Why? Why not here? We have all of the necessary ingredients – Perhaps just need the Vision to do it. Have a look at how they have done it in Portland for several years. It isn’t rocket science.
I have volunteered there for these events at least the last three years and plan to so again this year. Would love to be able to do so at home, rather than travelling though.
And Ken Ohrn:
GOOD INTENTIONS IN MARKETING
Solterra Group of Companies has a presentation centre at Seymour and Smithe selling new condos in Chinatown at Keefer and Main. The centre’s windows have a bigger-than-life-size and very stylish bicycle decorating the window. But the route shown there and on their web site to the condo is a car-oriented route involving Seymour, Hastings, (or Georgia and the viaduct ) and Main Street.
They seem unaware that a bike can get there easily too, since the Dunsmuir bike lane is pretty close. And Union Street, Columbia and Keefer are reasonably bike-friendly.