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.
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.
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
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