I went to a very good series of presentations at the War Museum titled SAFECYCLING IN CANADIAN CITIES, hosted by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. The four presenters had diverse learned perspectives on a topic obviously close to my heart. Gil Penalosa of 8-80 Cities was particularly good, as was Dr Patrick Morency, a community health and preventative specialist who’s research focuses on transportation systems, road injuries and active transportation.
To get there, on day 29 of 30 Days of Biking, I rode down Nanny Goat Hill via Bronson. Rather than follow the path that goes past the Mill St Pub and brings you to the north end of the museum, as I would have done if I wasn’t running late, I zipped up the path past the Firemans Memorial to the Sir John A Parkway. Don’t do that. There is no crosswalk light to get to the other side of the Parkway and it’s pretty much a freeway. On the way back I took the safer route (red line).
I also wanted to go to the Dalhousie Community Centre AGM so I rushed over to the community centre and caught the tail end of the guest speaker’s presentation. All very exciting, and nary a photo to show for it. Sorry.
2 thoughts on “30 Days of Biking – Day 29 : Hurried down to the War Museum for a presentation on Safecycling in Canadian Cities”
After Pooley’s Bridge, head out to Lett Street (either directly through the construction or along the path, between the firefighter memorial and the condo building) where you can take the left turn at a signalized crossing.
OK thanks. I’ll test it out.