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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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Strong support for the Active Communities Pledge Campaign in Guelph reveals broad consensus on the benefits of Active transportation among municipal candidates in advance of October 27th election

Posted October 13, 2014

Advocates say benefits include stronger local economies, lower infrastructure maintenance costs, healthier residents and safer streets for all road users. 30  of Guelph’s 42 candidates for municipal office have signed the Active Communities Pledge, providing voters in every ward with options to support candidates that will support walking and cycling if elected. In the wake […]

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Do our municipal candidates support the Active Communities Pledge?

Posted September 21, 2014

The Active Communities Pledge ( http://www.activecommunitiespledge.ca/ ) a is a province-wide initiative being organized by the Share the Road Cycling Coalition, asking municipal candidates to support measures that would improve access to active transportation infrastructure, provide more opportunities for residents to learn how to ride a bike safely and legally and support programs designed to […]

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Jennifer Juste, Transportation Demand Coordinator (TDM), City of Guelph

Posted September 14, 2014

Tell us a little bit about yourself : I first came to Guelph to do a Bachelor of Science at the University and fell in love with the city. In 2006, a year before graduating, I was hired by the City to start the TDM program.  The Cycling Master Plan started off as the “Bicycle […]

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Profile of Lloyd Longfield, CEO, Chamber of Commerce, commuter cyclist

Posted September 1, 2014

Why is riding a bike important to you? I just like riding a bike. Growing up, I was always on a bike. I used to sit on the 401, going to work in Toronto, day after day, and I would dream of riding my bike to work.  Now I get to live that dream. How […]

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Kris and Mark, walking advocates

Posted August 17, 2014

Why is walking important to you? Walking is a healthy activity.  It’s also autonomous. You get to determine the route that you want to go.  It also gives you opportunities to observe your environment.  It lets you happen upon things that are unexpected. We love being out in the weather.   Rain and snow aren’t discouragements. […]

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Profile of Maggie Laidlaw, City Councillor for Ward 3 and everyday cyclist in Guelph

Posted August 8, 2014

Why is riding a bike important to you? It is important to me because it benefits the environment and my health. How has it improved your life? Financially it is much, much cheaper to own a bike rather than a car. You use your own energy rather than fossil fuel energy. It keeps weight and […]

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The Bicycle Opera Project a two wheeled success

Posted August 7, 2014

Last Thursday, July 31, I went to my first ever bicycle opera.  In fact, I went to my first opera ever.  I have never considered myself an opera fan, and have always felt that I would have difficulty sitting through an opera, since I basically have the attention span of a gnat.  However, I thought […]

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