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Thu, 08/28/2014

Toronto's chief planner prepared daughter to walk alone at 9

Experience increased girl's confidence, freedom, awareness and sense of responsibility.
Wed, 05/28/2014

Councillor seeks paid staff to walk kids to school

Coun. Michelle Kirby is talking the talk, hoping future students walk the walk.
Thu, 05/22/2014

Overwhelming Majority of BC Drivers Would Green Their Commute If Employer Provided Incentives

76 per cent of drivers more likely to use alternatives if their employer offered incentives.

CBCyling

Tuesday September-16-2014

Last fall, the Canadian Broadcasting Coorporation's Kids website posted an article in pictures called 14 Must-Do's for Cycling Season. My favorite thing about the post is that the absolutely nailed number #1: put the pedal to the metal and have fun!

Check out more of the article's timeless advice and images on the CBC Kids website.

Back to School... With the NFB?

Tuesday September-2-2014

A new school year was supposed to begin today in British Columbia. But they're having some, ah, unforeseeable and unavoidable delays. No one is happy about the current state of affairs at BC schools; but some parties are working hard to keep things fun.

For example, today I noticed that half of the short films on the National Film Board's homepage are about cycling. Coincidence? Maybe. Or maybe the NFB is trying to subtly send visitors messages about how to, or not, to get to school - or wherever you're headed this week.

Click here to get schooled by the NFB.

Back In My Day...

Friday August-22-2014

We've all heard it before: adults regaling children with stories about how much harder or different things were when they were kids.

Image by Motor City Radio Flashbacks

The notion has become something of a cliche, but that doesn't make it any less true. It is often hard to reconcile the way adults remember the world and their lives, and the way children experience things today.

Earlier this summer, Slate magazine published results of a survey that asked respondents "What were you allowed to do as a kid?" One of their most interesting findings related to when children were allowed to walk to school. Learn more after the break.

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