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.