2/2020 - Cycling offers communities a wide range of potential benefits, including improved health, friendlier streets, reduced traffic congestion, reductions in GHG emissions, and improvements in air quality. However, the nature of suburban communities creates an environment which is not particularly conducive to cycling. These neighbourhoods were often built during the 1950’s post-war housing boom and were... Read More
10/2019 - CultureLink’s Bike Host program at the Markham Cycles Hub wrapped a successful summer full of building, fixing and riding bikes in the 905! Samuel Perry, CultureLink’s Health and Recreation News CultureLink’s Bike Host had the opportunity this year to partner with York Region’s first community bicycle hub: Markham Cycles. This hub aims to build cycling culture in Markham and the Bike... Read More
9/2019 - This is a clip of the segment on Fairchild TV, which ran on August 31, 2019 at 7:00PM and focused on the new addition to the program – borrowing a bicycle to take home with your Markham Public Library card! This video was filmed in front of the Markham Cycles Community Bike Hub in the... Read More
7/2019 - “The City of Markham announced the establishment of a bicycle rental centre at the Milliken Mills Community Centre. Apart from the hope of the public to use it, it also took the opportunity to encourage members of the public to travel by bicycle.” Watch full video clip here.
6/2019 - “Few people cycle in Scarborough — and of those, says a new report, “very few are women.” Yet the document launched on Jan. 17 — “Building Bike Culture Beyond Downtown” — suggests that women could benefit from more cycling infrastructure in Scarborough. To start, nearly half the area’s female residents — 46 per cent — don’t have... Read More