|Heading off on a Critical Mass ride in 2008.|
I am no longer a road warrior. Now that I have a child, I know that if something happened to me while riding alone, even something relatively minor like a broken arm, it would make my life as a mother of a small child really difficult. I especially don't want anything to happen when I'm riding with my son. The thought of him getting hurt... So I ride defensively, we take quiet streets & designated bike routes. I don't really ride in the rain if I can avoid it. I never ride when it might be icy or frosty. We don't usually ride in the dark, either.
I am now one of those people that is encouraged by the addition of cycling infrastructure in this city. I'm more likely to ride downtown with my little boy on my bike because of the Dunsmuir & Hornby bike paths. The traffic calming on Ontario Street Bike Route makes a convenient way for me to get to Hillcrest Pool & down to False Creek & anywhere along the seawall by bike. I ride more because of the improvements that have been made in the past few years.
|At Granville Island after a leisurely seawall ride.|
The current project that the City of Vancouver is seeking input on is for the Point Grey Active Transportation Corridor: the area from Burrard Bridge along Cornwall to Point Grey Road. You can complete a survey here.
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