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I’m hoping this sidewalk gains ‘sex’ appeal

Posted March 19, 2015

Guelph Mercury By Yvette Tendick Will Woodlawn Road get a sexy sidewalk? OK, so sidewalks aren’t sexy. But maybe I got your attention. Over the past few years, Guelph has seen some wonderful investments. There is the beautiful ice rink-splash pad in front of city hall. The Hanlon Creek Business Park is open for business. […]

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Have Your Say: Removal of Woodlawn Multi-Use Path from the Proposed 2015 budget

Posted March 1, 2015

Bus stop near the bowling alley.  No sidewalk to get you to where you need to go! Last Thursday, Feb. 25, city staff unveiled the proposed budget for 2015.  As you are probably aware, the Active Transportation line item was eliminated.  The $300,000 that was earmarked for a Woodlawn Road multi-use path was cancelled by […]

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Active Transportation removed from draft 2015 budget

Posted February 22, 2015

Do you remember how pleased we were a short while ago when $300,000 was added to the City of Guelph 2014 budget for Active Transportation? It was supposed to be $300,000 a year for 10 years.  Well, it has been removed from the 2015 draft budget. The Active Transportation fund was to be used for […]

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Speed limit reduction around school zones does not go far enough

Posted February 15, 2015

  Dr. Lin, Emergency Room Physician, concerned about children’s safety This article was also published on the front page of the Guelph Mercury, Feb. 12, 2015 http://www.guelphmercury.com/opinion-story/5334785-lower-speed-limit-around-guelph-school-zones-doesn-t-go-far-enough/  Kudos to the former city council for voting  in a 30 km/hour speed limit on collector roads, and 40 km/hr on arterials in elementary school zones. “As a […]

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Suzanne Gates, Surviving and Thriving Without a Car

Posted January 25, 2015

Suzanne is a founding member of Guelph Coalition for Active Transportation.  She is also a car free, year round cyclist.  How has she managed, to not just survive, but actually thrive without a car? While certainly not everyone can forgo car ownership, this committed soul has demonstrated that it can be possible.  Suzanne is a […]

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Cycling in Guelph with Small Children

Posted January 4, 2015

Profile of Richelle and daughter Hunter, 3 1/2, everyday cyclists Richelle and daughter Hunter, 3, preparing for bike ride Why is riding a bike important to you? I’ve been riding my whole life and it is the easiest way to commute. It’s great exercise, it keeps me in shape and it’s affordable because it’s free. […]

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How to Cycle in Guelph in Winter

Posted December 24, 2014

On Tuesday, December 16, we had an informative evening at the Albion Hotel,  where we learned about how to cycle in winter.  We paired up with Green Drinks, http://www.greendrinks.org/ON/Guelph,%20Ontario, whose mission is to provide an opportunity for Guelphites interested in the environment to enjoy a few pints in a relaxed and agenda free evening. Cosmo […]

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GCAT at Guelph Community Santa Claus Parade…What a blast!

Posted November 23, 2014

On Sunday, November 16, GCAT participated in the Guelph Community Santa Claus Parade. We knew that the parade was very popular with families, and we wanted to broaden our exposure to the community.  Since GCAT’s mission is to get more people interested in biking, walking and rollerblading, what could be better than participating in this […]

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Profile of cycle commuters Cosmo Carere and Tim Plunkett, co-owners of Speed River Bicycle

Posted November 9, 2014

Speed River staff: David Bradfield, Tim Plunkett, co-owner, Cosmo Carere, co-owner, Jon Prosser, Taylor Moran. (absent:  Leslie Dart, Michael Dennis, Nathan Poulton, Mark Dipple).  All staff members commute to work by bike. 1)Why do you cycle to work? Cosmo– Because I like to ride. I’ve always cycled.  I’ve never had a job where I didn’t […]

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Participants needed to represent GCAT in Santa Claus parade

Posted October 19, 2014

Since GCAT  represents people who walk and cycle, we would like to get a group of people on their bicycles for the Santa Claus parade. Our theme is that you can do anything on a bike.  Therefore our costumes would be wedding dresses, suits and tuxes , dressy dresses, etc. to show that you can […]

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