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News and Updates from GCAT

Interview with Lee from Paramount Sports: How are they adapting to COVID 19?

Posted July 31, 2020

A series of interviews with bike related businesses are being conducted by GCAT board member, Jordan Richard. Here is the next one in the series. Please let us know at info@gcat.ca if you know of a bike friendly business that you want highlighted! Paramount Skis-Bikes-Boards is one of our fantastic local bike shops in Guelph. […]

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Where would you like to see Active Transportation infrastructure in Guelph expanded during/post Covid?

Posted July 25, 2020

This mapping initiative is called PlanLocal. and is created by Paul Shaker, MCIP, RPP ,  a professional planner at Civicplan.ca Paul has created  interactive maps to allow residents to pinpoint locations on a crowd map in their city to propose things like more bike lanes, expanded sidewalks, or pedestrian-only zones.  Sites have been already set up in Hamilton, Saskatoon, […]

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Guelph Road Collision Report – let’s not forget ‘near misses’!

Posted July 15, 2020

by Ted Bangay, director, GCAT board The City of Guelph recently posted its 2015-2019 Collision report. First the good news: the report shows an overall decline in injury-related collisions and the number of cyclists involved in collisions. The report finds that injury-related collisions on Guelph’s roads decreased by nine per cent over the last five years, […]

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Annex Market Guelph, Guelph’s first e-bike delivery service!

Posted July 14, 2020

A series of interviews with bike related businesses are being conducted by GCAT board member, Jordan Richard. Here is the first in the series. Please let us know at info@gcat.ca if you know of a bike friendly business that you want highlighted! Annex Market Guelph is a new grocery delivery business that started up a few months […]

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Cool Transit-style Map for the “Network” of Cycling Infrastructure in Guelph

Posted July 2, 2020

Your comments are welcome!! Darren Shock, GCAT member and local urban planner, spends a considerable amount of time thinking and worrying about how we can move around better in the City of Guelph. As part of a one-car family of four, the last few years of his life have involved a lot of time on […]

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Funding announced for 13km of dedicated bike lanes in Guelph

Posted June 30, 2020

Great news! Guelph will finally be getting some separated and protected bike lanes, and along some key active transportation routes. The federal, provincial and municipal government made an announcement to fund 12.7 km of dedicated bike lanes. Proposed improvements being considered include protected bike lanes along: College Avenue from Janefield Avenue to Victoria Road Eramosa […]

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The bicycle bell – the voice of courtesy and safety

Posted June 19, 2020

by Brad Johnston, GCAT member The bicycle bell – the voice of courtesy and safety.  The sharp double “ting” of a bicycle bell when coming up upon people walking on a shared path is the sign of courtesy and safety. The bell is how we say hello to people.  Here are some suggestions on bell […]

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Unanimous support for safer streets for Active Transportation during COVID 19!

Posted May 20, 2020

Victory! A victory for active transportation supporters! (and for everyone else who wants safe, vibrant cities) On Monday May 16, Guelph City Council unanimously adopted two safer streets motions,  Behind the scenes, GCAT was hard at work helping to move these initiatives forward Before the council meeting, we wrote to Wellington-Dufferin Guelph Public Health to […]

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Two cycling events coming your way in June!

Posted May 14, 2020

and there will be more!June 9, and June 28-July 26 Read below about both of them!   (Virtual) 2Rivers on 2Wheels and a Cold Brew Too  June 9, at 6:45pm RSVP to get the link to join the event. If you can not make the live event, your will be sent a recording afterwards Join Dr. Laura […]

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Walk or bike to enjoy the Magnificent Magnolia tour May 15-now extended to Sunday May 24

Posted May 13, 2020

*changed from  May 11 start date due to weather conditions Spring is bringing welcome relief from indoor confinement and social isolation during the COVID-19 crisis. From May 15-May 23, there is an opportunity get out for a (socially distanced) bike ride or walk in your neighbourhood to check out the beautiful magnolia trees!  For the past five years, […]

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