I read an article by Samantha Craggs of CBC Hamilton. She reported on a design report that was being presented by Hamilton city staff to the Public Works Committee (made up of some City Councillors). After reading the news article I decided to sit down and watch the committee meeting. I was dumbfounded by some …Continue reading "We need streets that work for everyone"
New bicycle lanes were recently installed on Gage Avenue, north of Dunsmure Road. As we can see from the following photographs, there is a very serious safety issue with the bicycle lane being obstructed by the door zone of adjacent parked cars. Source: New Unprotected Bike Lanes on Gage North of Dunsmure – Raise the …Continue reading "New Unprotected Bike Lanes on Gage North of Dunsmure – Raise the Hammer"
Have a good lock and know how to use it. Cable locks are very easily cut through in almost no time—even the thickest ones. A U-lock, chain lock
(specially made bike chain locks, not just chain and padlock from the hardware store), or folding locks are your best bets. Make sure that your lock is always passing through the frame, not just the wheel, though you should also try and lock your wheels, either by buying a large enough lock or buying a secondary cable lock to fasten your wheels to the frame so
no one can walk off with them.