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2014-05-02 at 15:49

City launches cycling toolkit

By Chase Kruger, for tbnewswatch.com
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THUNDER BAY -- The city is becoming a role model for other communities when it comes to creating a safer cycling environment.

Community Cycling Education Programs: The Toolkit is a new document that gives communities instructions and examples on how to start its own safe cycling programs.

The toolkit is the first of its kind and was developed by EcoSuperior with partnerships from the Thunder Bay District Health Unit and the city of Thunder Bay. The Ontario Trillium Foundation also provided funding for the toolkit.

“It’s been a goal of ours for the past four years to produce some sort of document,” said Adam Krupper, active transportation co-ordinator for the city of Thunder Bay.

“There’s been some pressure to learn and to work and to document what we’ve learned are the best practices."
Things such as giving bike racks to local businesses and the recently introduced bike repair station are a few examples of ways for cyclists to feel more safe on the road.

Krupper hopes to incorporate bike safety into the schools as a possible form of education for younger people.

Krupper said he believes in time Thunder Bay can have a cycling community similar to cities like Vancouver or Portland.

These cities set the standard for the way that a cycling community can exist.

“It won’t necessarily be with infrastructure but with attitude and knowledge and how people behave on the road”.

The toolkit was unveiled at the Thunder Bay District Health Unit on May 2.



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unheard says:
a joke
waste of money and time
all this work so people can ride their bike?
Realize this is Thunder bay and weather lets us see the road 4-5 mths out of the year by the time they sweep 3-4 mths to ride
use some logic
such a waste
5/3/2014 12:17:46 PM
SomeGuy says:
Judging a book by not even looking at it's cover. Did you even read anything, or do you just see "Bike" and complain about it.

use some logic
your comment is such a waste
5/3/2014 7:33:34 PM
broken says:
the blind leading the blind?

guessing their best practises include taking roads that don't have room for bike paths, and reducing traffic lanes to accommodate them, not maintaining bike lanes via sweeping or re-painting lines until long after they've opened after the winter.. surely the list goes on.

*thumbs up*
5/3/2014 1:04:46 PM
SomeGuy says:
Did you also not read anything, it's called "Community Cycling Education Programs" Not "Creating Cycling Infrastructure"

Cycling education has nothing to do with painting lines, and you can blame the province about painting lines because they have to use different paints than they used to use which I think are water based which only last a year.
5/3/2014 7:39:30 PM
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