Thursday, April 22, 2010

Mississauga Cycling Master Plan

Well the City of Mississauga released its long awaited Cycling Master Plan the other day. It was attended by roughly 40 people or so at Central Library. The plan is extensive and has a 20 year completion date. The cycling committee of course is hoping to get the plan completed in half that time.

I find the City talks a lot but shows very little action. Sometimes it seems as if the city's left hand doesn't know what its right hand is doing.

I guess the only thing to do is wait and see if they truly start to implement some of the proposed changes.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Milestone Achieved

As a cyclist commuter I achieved a milestone yesterday and snapped a photo for posterity. A grand total of 1000km reached on my Marin Fairfax.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Two Bikes - One Dog I am, back at my regular Starbucks hang out this cool Sunday night. Sadly it has that title as it is the ONLY coffee shop in town, within biking distance. Now that I have anything against is a really nice place. Its just nice to have some variety.

Anyhow, I locked up on the usual spot and moments later, another bike pulled up. Two bikes locked up against the Dog Leash holder. I don't understand why Starbucks can't 'get it' and provide some decent bicycle parking. It is not like they don't have the space. Heaven forbid another bike shows up..oh oh..where will it be parked? Anyhow the photo was snatched from my iphone, hence why it is a bit blurry. Maybe it's time for an SLR? Time will tell.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Bicycle Parking

I don't know what it will take for business in the suburbs to bring more bicycle parking, such as the local starbucks that I frequent. Even today as I sat inside enjoying my caramal machiato, a couple of cyclists had to leave their bikes leaning on an umbrella on the 'patio'.

Com'mon Starbucks....bring us some proper bicycle parking!!!