WEB SITE - Cycling in Cities

UBC LogoThis web site, part of the University of British Columbia School of Population and Public Health, describes itself as "a research program investigating factors that encourage or discourage bicycling, transportation infrastructure associated with increased or decreased risks of cycling injuries, and air pollution and cycling."

When my commute was short enough, I enjoyed bicycling to and from work. However, I used back streets and cycle paths wherever possible to avoid traffic as I saw busy streets as a significant risk. My experience taught me that drivers were not prepared to share the road with cyclists even though the law mandates it. Perhaps research conducted here will lead to an increase in safe cycling around our province.