Tag: commuting

Bike Log #7

I’ve been cycling to work as much this summer as last year, but I’ve written less about it (in fact, nothing so far this year). This silence is in part due to having less free time, but it’s also because

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Bike Log #6

Before several high-profile cycling accidents and enough close-runs of my own changed the focus of the last few bike logs to safety, the initial ones were all about the benefits I was delighted to find by cycling to work. As

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Bike Log #5

After I published my previous bike log, in which I begged motorists to be more careful around cyclists and to do a better job of sharing the road, it was pointed out to me that cyclists have a role to

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Bike Log #4

My plans for this month’s bike log changed the moment I heard about a traffic accident that happened earlier this week in Kanata (a suburb of Ottawa). Early Sunday morning, a man driving a minivan swerved into the bike lane

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Bike Log #3

It’s been three months since I started biking into work, and my biggest regret is that it was only this year that I decided to give it a try. Cycling is a great way to get to work: you save

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Bike Log #2

After posting the first bike log, several friends (including friend-of-the-blog Matt Surch) encouraged me to dive in and bike every day. At the time, one of the things I wondered was what kind of excuses I’d come up with for

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Bike Log #1

A few months ago, when the union responsible for Ottawa’s local bus service decided they could inflict maximal harm on the city by going on strike in the dead of winter, I turned my frustration into a vow that I

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