10/2019 - With a new school year approaching, you might be dreading the morning or afternoon scene at your child’s school. A procession of cars snake in and out of your school pick-up or drop-off zones. The line of cars waiting to get as close as possible stretches up the block. Everyone is in a hurry and... Read More
10/2019 - Whether you’re an expert cyclist or a casual walker, you are sure to find something that suits your lifestyle in the City of Markham. The City has adopted the concept of “active transportation,” which promotes healthy alternatives to motorized transportation by encouraging residents to walk, jog, rollerblade or cycle not only for recreation and physical... Read More
10/2019 - Helping kids get the recommended 60 minutes of physical activity a day is among the goals of a pilot program that promotes the benefits of “active travel” like walking and cycling. The Markham Active School Travel program also seeks to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, create safer school zones and support healthier communities. According to Ontario... Read More
10/2019 - CAN-BIKE // Traffic Skills 101 from Manitoba Cycling Association on Vimeo.
7/2019 - Not a question if commuter cycling will catch on in city but when, writes Peter Miasek Anyone from Markham who travels to downtown Toronto will notice the large numbers of cyclists on the roads. Survey data from 2016 show that seven per cent of all daily trips made by downtown residents are by bike, up... Read More
7/2019 - CultureLink, a settlement and community organization, is looking for newcomers and immigrants to Canada to join their Bike Host program. The Bike Host program matches up newcomers who are open to cycling with mentors who ride regularly. In large and small group activities, Bike Host participants practice their communication skills and learn about civic engagement,... Read More
7/2019 - The women in Najia Zewari’s health and wellness group all had the same dream — they wanted to ride bicycles. “Many Afghan women want to bike, but they are scared if someone sees. They dream to bike, it’s like they dream to fly,” Zewari said. She spoke at the launch of the new bicycle hub... Read More
7/2019 - The City of Markham has rolled out a community bike hub that will host community rides and bike repair workshops in a bid to create ‘culture of cycling.’ Located in a repurposed shipping container at the Milliken Mills Community Centre & Library, the hub will also offer e-bike try-outs and bike-related activities at Milliken Mills... Read More