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[First] draft⠀
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★ The summer issue of the Urban Cycling magazine is coming together. Here's the first draft. Needs some changes but the cover look great!⠀
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★ My favorite piece in the mag is our interview with Mikael Colville-Andersen @copenhagenizer ⠀
☞ Missed our current issue? Get your downloadable copy, link in bio will take you to our site. Sign up for it and never miss an issue!⠀
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le_velo_victoria
Apr 27, 2017
[First] draft⠀ ⠀ ★ The summer issue of the Urban Cycling magazine is coming together. Here's the first draft. Needs some changes but the cover look great!⠀ ⠀ ★ My favorite piece in the mag is our interview with Mikael Colville-Andersen @copenhagenizer ⠀ ☞ Missed our current issue? Get your downloadable copy, link in bio will take you to our site. Sign up for it and never miss an issue!⠀
☞ Getting by with a little help from my friends. ⠀
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★ Esmee, AKA #MinistryOfHappiness thought she would help me clean up as I packed all of our props up from the pop up we had on Sunday at the Saanich Cycling Festival. ⠀
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★ It was our first year, despite the bitter cold and my lips turning blue, it was a really nice festival and we'll be back next year! ⠀
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☞ Follow link in bio to our website and you'll find our future pop ups under blogs. We're updating as we get confirmations.
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le_velo_victoria
Apr 26, 2017
☞ Getting by with a little help from my friends. ⠀ ⠀ ★ Esmee, AKA #MinistryOfHappiness thought she would help me clean up as I packed all of our props up from the pop up we had on Sunday at the Saanich Cycling Festival. ⠀ ⠀ ★ It was our first year, despite the bitter cold and my lips turning blue, it was a really nice festival and we'll be back next year! ⠀ ⠀ ☞ Follow link in bio to our website and you'll find our future pop ups under blogs. We're updating as we get confirmations.
☞ This is what happens when friends meet on the bike. ⠀
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★ Thanks Pete @lifeisbetterbybike for the nice photo of you two. There's more than one way to ride a bicycle 😊⠀
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★ By the way, this is my husband on the city bike on his way home from work. He's also the behind the scene guy who helps me with writing blog posts and my pop-ups. ⠀
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★ Wear what you like, almost anything in your closet will work on a bike.⠀
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Just ride.
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le_velo_victoria
Apr 26, 2017
☞ This is what happens when friends meet on the bike. ⠀ ⠀ ★ Thanks Pete @lifeisbetterbybike for the nice photo of you two. There's more than one way to ride a bicycle 😊⠀ ⠀ ★ By the way, this is my husband on the city bike on his way home from work. He's also the behind the scene guy who helps me with writing blog posts and my pop-ups. ⠀ ⠀ ★ Wear what you like, almost anything in your closet will work on a bike.⠀ ⠀ Just ride.
☞ We've got a couple of confirmed big #Pop-up events we'll be at this spring/summer. These events revolve around the bicycle in some way. ⠀
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★ Join us this Sunday for the Saanich Cycling festival 770 Vernon Ave. On site discounts on new spring merch!⠀
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☞ See you then!
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le_velo_victoria
Apr 21, 2017
☞ We've got a couple of confirmed big #Pop-up events we'll be at this spring/summer. These events revolve around the bicycle in some way. ⠀ ⠀ ★ Join us this Sunday for the Saanich Cycling festival 770 Vernon Ave. On site discounts on new spring merch!⠀ ⠀ ☞ See you then!
[NEW BEGINNINGS] ⠀
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☞ This is how my day begins. I just purchased the productivity Planner by @beproductive and it has changed my planning life! I do yearly planning for my brand and this planner is a perfect complement to the 90-day sprint methodology I follow for planning for my days, weeks, months and ultimately my year. ⠀
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★ I am so chuffed about this new way of starting my day. I now work in 25 minute sprints, no distractions; all technology is turned off during the sprint. I got so much shit done yesterday it was in credible! It even helped me with performing small tasks around our loft. Normally I wait until after dinner to do the days dishes, had enough time to do the dishes, take out the garbage, walk our Labrador Esmee (aka Ministry of Happiness) for 2 40min walks. Wow, it was a great day! ⠀
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★ To celebrate we went to our local pub @spinnakersbrewpub where we enjoyed farm to table yummy goodness, oh a great glass of wine for me and an IPA for Laszlo. ⠀
☞ Thanks Intelligent Change for the extra kick in my day!⠀
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★ How do you keep yourself productive?⠀
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le_velo_victoria
Apr 14, 2017
[NEW BEGINNINGS] ⠀ ⠀ ☞ This is how my day begins. I just purchased the productivity Planner by @beproductive and it has changed my planning life! I do yearly planning for my brand and this planner is a perfect complement to the 90-day sprint methodology I follow for planning for my days, weeks, months and ultimately my year. ⠀ ⠀ ★ I am so chuffed about this new way of starting my day. I now work in 25 minute sprints, no distractions; all technology is turned off during the sprint. I got so much shit done yesterday it was in credible! It even helped me with performing small tasks around our loft. Normally I wait until after dinner to do the days dishes, had enough time to do the dishes, take out the garbage, walk our Labrador Esmee (aka Ministry of Happiness) for 2 40min walks. Wow, it was a great day! ⠀ ⠀ ★ To celebrate we went to our local pub @spinnakersbrewpub where we enjoyed farm to table yummy goodness, oh a great glass of wine for me and an IPA for Laszlo. ⠀ ☞ Thanks Intelligent Change for the extra kick in my day!⠀ ⠀ ★ How do you keep yourself productive?⠀ ⠀ ⠀
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We're creating a collection of free beautifully styled PDF documents, for you. ⠀
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★ Your cycling journey starts today! The collection is intended to provide you with an inside look at cycling normalcy, tips to help you let go of the spandex and get on your bikes riding in style. ⠀
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★ It's really about changing the status quo. We believe that you don't have to wear spandex when you ride a bicycle. ⠀
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☞ Get your free downloads. [Link in bio.] Our collection of free products will Inspire and help you along on your cycling journey! The Urban Cycling Magazine can be found there as well. The collection is growing so come back often. ⠀
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☞  Everything in this collection is 100% FREE, so help yourself and pay it forward by spreading the word about @le_velo_victoria
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Apr 06, 2017
⠀ We're creating a collection of free beautifully styled PDF documents, for you. ⠀ ⠀ ★ Your cycling journey starts today! The collection is intended to provide you with an inside look at cycling normalcy, tips to help you let go of the spandex and get on your bikes riding in style. ⠀ ⠀⠀ ★ It's really about changing the status quo. We believe that you don't have to wear spandex when you ride a bicycle. ⠀ ⠀⠀ ☞ Get your free downloads. [Link in bio.] Our collection of free products will Inspire and help you along on your cycling journey! The Urban Cycling Magazine can be found there as well. The collection is growing so come back often. ⠀ ⠀ ☞ Everything in this collection is 100% FREE, so help yourself and pay it forward by spreading the word about @le_velo_victoria
Thanks for the shoutout @marli_kae, it was lovely to meet you yesterday 😊
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I met her leaving my work building. She's got a Dutch bike! And a Dutch husband :) Keep up your good work to make Vic cycle friendly & classy, Susan! @le_velo_victoria #homeawayfromhome #dutchbike  #cyclevictoriabc
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le_velo_victoria
Apr 06, 2017
Thanks for the shoutout @marli_kae, it was lovely to meet you yesterday 😊 ・・・ I met her leaving my work building. She's got a Dutch bike! And a Dutch husband :) Keep up your good work to make Vic cycle friendly & classy, Susan! @le_velo_victoria #homeawayfromhome #dutchbike #cyclevictoriabc
‪☞ BIG HUGS to @lisahelps, city council members & engineers @cityofvictoria who got the road treatment for cyclists on Johnston St bridge safer for riding again!‬⠀
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Thank you!
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le_velo_victoria
Apr 03, 2017
‪☞ BIG HUGS to @lisahelps, city council members & engineers @cityofvictoria who got the road treatment for cyclists on Johnston St bridge safer for riding again!‬⠀ ⠀ Thank you!
☞ [Thankful] ⠀
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★ Got to spend a great hour talking with @loveday.jeremy, city councillor, about Urban Cycling, #YYJ transportation modes, proposed commuter rail and the transferability of Dutch/Danish practices. ⠀
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★ Whew, it was an action-packed conversation! Thank you Jeremy, it was a pleasure spending time with you,  you've got a great perspective on the Urban Cycling scene. ⠀
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☞ Watch out for this story in our spring/summer issue of the Urban Cycling Magazine:a story for change. ⠀
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☞ Missed our current issue? Get your downloadable copy, link in bio will take you to our site. Sign up for it and never miss an issue!⠀
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PS: I hope you weren't late for your next meeting 😊
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le_velo_victoria
Apr 01, 2017
☞ [Thankful] ⠀ ⠀ ★ Got to spend a great hour talking with @loveday.jeremy, city councillor, about Urban Cycling, #YYJ transportation modes, proposed commuter rail and the transferability of Dutch/Danish practices. ⠀ ⠀ ★ Whew, it was an action-packed conversation! Thank you Jeremy, it was a pleasure spending time with you, you've got a great perspective on the Urban Cycling scene. ⠀ ⠀ ☞ Watch out for this story in our spring/summer issue of the Urban Cycling Magazine:a story for change. ⠀ ⠀ ☞ Missed our current issue? Get your downloadable copy, link in bio will take you to our site. Sign up for it and never miss an issue!⠀ ⠀ PS: I hope you weren't late for your next meeting 😊
[Interview]⠀
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☞ Today I have the pleasure of interviewing CouncillorJeremy Loveday @loveday.jeremy for an article in our Spring/Summer issue of the Urban Cycling Magazine!⠀
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★ The theme of the next issue is
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le_velo_victoria
Mar 31, 2017
[Interview]⠀ ⠀ ☞ Today I have the pleasure of interviewing CouncillorJeremy Loveday @loveday.jeremy for an article in our Spring/Summer issue of the Urban Cycling Magazine!⠀ ⠀ ★ The theme of the next issue is "transferability of Dutch/Danish Practices". ⠀ ⠀ ★ I love how our next issue us coming together!⠀ ⠀
[NEEDS HELP]⠀
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★ Hi @lisahelps & @cityofvictoria, the Johnston St. bridge - no bicycle lane, dangerous situation, has still not been fixed, in fact I think it's a little more dangerous then yesterday. I'm a confident rider and I don't feel safe. ⠀
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☞ I don't mean to be a pain in the ass but I feel some responsibility as an person who champions cycling in our city to point out and help get these situations safer for all road users. Right now it's a bit of a nightmare for the vulnerable road users. ⠀
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☞ I invite you to take a ride and see how intimidating it feels to merge with traffic in rush hour. ⠀
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★ Construction crew did not make this intersection more safe for people on bikes. Also no one was working on it today. If it stays like this all weekend I'm afraid someone may get hurt. ⠀
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☞ Thank you for your time and energy on this!⠀
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Sincerely ⠀
Susan
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le_velo_victoria
Mar 30, 2017
[NEEDS HELP]⠀ ⠀ ★ Hi @lisahelps & @cityofvictoria, the Johnston St. bridge - no bicycle lane, dangerous situation, has still not been fixed, in fact I think it's a little more dangerous then yesterday. I'm a confident rider and I don't feel safe. ⠀ ⠀ ☞ I don't mean to be a pain in the ass but I feel some responsibility as an person who champions cycling in our city to point out and help get these situations safer for all road users. Right now it's a bit of a nightmare for the vulnerable road users. ⠀ ⠀ ☞ I invite you to take a ride and see how intimidating it feels to merge with traffic in rush hour. ⠀ ⠀ ★ Construction crew did not make this intersection more safe for people on bikes. Also no one was working on it today. If it stays like this all weekend I'm afraid someone may get hurt. ⠀ ⠀ ☞ Thank you for your time and energy on this!⠀ ⠀ Sincerely ⠀ Susan
[NEEDS HELP].
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★ Day 3 without a bike lane. It's has been dangerous merging w/traffic. We sent this video along to the city to see if we could make it a bit safer.
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★ Thanks to the @cityofvictoria this intersection should be safe again for cycling.
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★ A shift in how all modes of transportation are treated needs to be translated to all construction sites.
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☞ I just read an article from our friend over at @bicycledutchnl Where he write an article about a construction site in Amsterdam. The bike path has to be dug up but that didn't stop cycling. The crew built a temporary path through the building, ensuring that cyclists could continue to ride their bikes. How amazing is that! His article goes on to say
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le_velo_victoria
Mar 29, 2017
[NEEDS HELP]. . ★ Day 3 without a bike lane. It's has been dangerous merging w/traffic. We sent this video along to the city to see if we could make it a bit safer. . ★ Thanks to the @cityofvictoria this intersection should be safe again for cycling. . ★ A shift in how all modes of transportation are treated needs to be translated to all construction sites. . ☞ I just read an article from our friend over at @bicycledutchnl Where he write an article about a construction site in Amsterdam. The bike path has to be dug up but that didn't stop cycling. The crew built a temporary path through the building, ensuring that cyclists could continue to ride their bikes. How amazing is that! His article goes on to say "road workers are often a problem for people cycling. Luckily road managers in the Netherlands dislike the “Cyclists Dismount” signs almost as much as people on bicycles do. So, they go out of their way to make it possible for people to keep on cycling, even when there are massive construction works going on.". . ☞ This is the cultural shift we need to see. I appreciate the city getting involved and correcting the issue, however, taking precautions and always making room for cyclists in a construction zone should be baked in to their contracts. . ☞ Until then, I'll keep pointing out the disparity until they get it right. . ★ Happy cycling.
[YOUR STORY].
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★ Share your experience! Share your cycling journey with us and help shape urban cycling in Victoria. ☞ We are looking for article submissions for the next issues of our Urban Cycling Magazine: A Story for Change.
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★ Share your story and help others to feel confident on a bike by sharing your cycling journey.
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☞ We are most interested in the non-spandex wearing cyclist. Sorry, we don't want to cancel anyone out but cycling has always been for sport here in Canada but, that's not how cycling began and we are desperately trying to show people that there are other ways to ride a bicycle; thanks for understanding.
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☞ Our link in bio has our email address, send us an email to get the ball rolling.
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le_velo_victoria
Mar 28, 2017
[YOUR STORY]. . ★ Share your experience! Share your cycling journey with us and help shape urban cycling in Victoria. ☞ We are looking for article submissions for the next issues of our Urban Cycling Magazine: A Story for Change. . ★ Share your story and help others to feel confident on a bike by sharing your cycling journey. . ☞ We are most interested in the non-spandex wearing cyclist. Sorry, we don't want to cancel anyone out but cycling has always been for sport here in Canada but, that's not how cycling began and we are desperately trying to show people that there are other ways to ride a bicycle; thanks for understanding. . ☞ Our link in bio has our email address, send us an email to get the ball rolling.
[HOW TO RIDE YOUR BIKE] EVERYDAY.
☞ There must be something in the air, the birds are chirping happily in warmth of this early saturday morning sunshine, I see my Labrador, Esmee, found the most cozy spot in the sun and on the couch, of course.
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★ It got me thinking about how we can help more people move about their day and the mode choices that are available to them.
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★ Cycling to work is a great start to using your bicycle as a new form of transportation and introduces some extra activity into your day. Look at any photo of a Dutch woman, and you'll see legs for days! @AmsterdamCycleChic has great photos depicting cycling as a normal activity, a bonus, yes... legs for days.
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☞ I'm going back to a lovely conversation I had with a woman who was wondering how she could ride her bike to work?
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le_velo_victoria
Mar 25, 2017
[HOW TO RIDE YOUR BIKE] EVERYDAY. ☞ There must be something in the air, the birds are chirping happily in warmth of this early saturday morning sunshine, I see my Labrador, Esmee, found the most cozy spot in the sun and on the couch, of course. . ★ It got me thinking about how we can help more people move about their day and the mode choices that are available to them. . ★ Cycling to work is a great start to using your bicycle as a new form of transportation and introduces some extra activity into your day. Look at any photo of a Dutch woman, and you'll see legs for days! @AmsterdamCycleChic has great photos depicting cycling as a normal activity, a bonus, yes... legs for days. . ☞ I'm going back to a lovely conversation I had with a woman who was wondering how she could ride her bike to work? "Should I carry my work clothes with me," she says. Turns out her ride would be about 20 minutes. . ★ My suggestion was to dress for her destination. She thought that was a novel idea but wondered about sweating in her favourite blouse. . ★ I just suggested that she slow down. 😊 It's not a race to get to work, the café, (insert your favourite places); riding your bike is about the destination and the journey, clearing your head, enjoying the scenery + leaving enough time to get to where you want to go. . ★ Cycling is a normal activity that millions of people partake in every single day. Take it from the Dutch who know this very well and make the bicycle their first transportation of choice. . ★ The main reason; it's a tool the Dutch uses as the fastest, most economical & efficient way of traveling throughout their day. Not a lot of thought goes into it. . ★ [RAIN] Yes, the Dutch cycle in the rain. Sometimes they get wet, sometimes they use an umbrella but, they still ride. No one melts from a bit of rain ☔️. . ☞ So now you know the secret of every person who rides a bicycle in the Netherlands as a mode of transportation. They just do it!. . ☞ Inspire others and show us how you dress for your destination!!. . ☞ Tag us with your photos @le_velo_victoria or #CarsAreSoYesterday. . ★ Thanks for sharing and happy Saturday!
[MY GIRL] ⠀⠀
☞ #HappyInternationalPuppyDay Yes, it was yesterday but, Esmee deserves a shine in the spotlight. Not only is she the official greeter at our traveling pop-ups and the #MinistryOfHappiness she's my girl. ⠀⠀
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🖤 I can't begin to tell you the happiness she brings to our family. In fact our lives revolve around her and her happiness. She's has the sweetest soul and is so kind, even when she's in pain. ⠀⠀
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★ She tore a muscle and ligament on her right front leg. She's in dog Physio and is receiving laser treatments. Anything for our girl. ⠀⠀
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★ Thanks for indulging me in my puppy happiness 🐾⠀⠀
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☞  Happy Friday!
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le_velo_victoria
Mar 24, 2017
[MY GIRL] ⠀⠀ ☞ #HappyInternationalPuppyDay Yes, it was yesterday but, Esmee deserves a shine in the spotlight. Not only is she the official greeter at our traveling pop-ups and the #MinistryOfHappiness she's my girl. ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ 🖤 I can't begin to tell you the happiness she brings to our family. In fact our lives revolve around her and her happiness. She's has the sweetest soul and is so kind, even when she's in pain. ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ ★ She tore a muscle and ligament on her right front leg. She's in dog Physio and is receiving laser treatments. Anything for our girl. ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ ★ Thanks for indulging me in my puppy happiness 🐾⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ ☞ Happy Friday!
[FUTURE CYCLING CULTURE SHIFT] ⠀
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☞ My prediction and vision for the future of cycling culture in Victoria - shared during a podcast interview. ⠀
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★ Ideally, I would like the cycling culture to be more like Amsterdam! As I patiently wait for that day, I would like to have a more livable city where cycling normalcy is, well, the norm.⠀
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★ I desire to see more people, on a regular basis, using their bikes to take them to places other than work, just because it’s convenient. It’s a healthy option and a true livable city makes trips by bike the most convenient and efficient way to move around the cityscape.⠀
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★ I took this photo on my way to work this morning, as we were waiting for the bridge to close from boat traffic. This is the bicycle normalcy that I would like to see more of. ⠀
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☞ My vision is to see more people leave the spandex behind and dress for your destination – slowly, as the infrastructure changes, we will start to see these subtle shifts. ⠀
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★ How did you ride today?
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le_velo_victoria
Mar 21, 2017
[FUTURE CYCLING CULTURE SHIFT] ⠀ ⠀ ☞ My prediction and vision for the future of cycling culture in Victoria - shared during a podcast interview. ⠀ ⠀ ★ Ideally, I would like the cycling culture to be more like Amsterdam! As I patiently wait for that day, I would like to have a more livable city where cycling normalcy is, well, the norm.⠀ ⠀ ★ I desire to see more people, on a regular basis, using their bikes to take them to places other than work, just because it’s convenient. It’s a healthy option and a true livable city makes trips by bike the most convenient and efficient way to move around the cityscape.⠀ ⠀ ★ I took this photo on my way to work this morning, as we were waiting for the bridge to close from boat traffic. This is the bicycle normalcy that I would like to see more of. ⠀ ⠀ ☞ My vision is to see more people leave the spandex behind and dress for your destination – slowly, as the infrastructure changes, we will start to see these subtle shifts. ⠀ ⠀ ★ How did you ride today?
[ON PROTECTED BIKE LANES] ⠀
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☞ In our series on infrastructure, today we’re talking about protected bike lanes. During a podcast interview I was asked to share my thoughts on Victoria's AAA Bike network. Of course I can't wait, we've been patiently waiting. Here's my thoughts. ⠀
★ The City of Victoria has embarked on a mission to build 8 protected bike lanes throughout the greater Victoria area. ⠀
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☞ That old adage; ‘build it and they will come’, is not an absolute!⠀
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Once the protected bike lanes are in place and they are connecting citizens to meaningful destinations:⠀
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★ Routes need to be maintained, ⠀
★ We need to sell it, ⠀
★ Evaluate it, and ⠀
★ Be prepared to adjust it! ⠀
Then, over time, they will come.⠀
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★ Most importantly – it will always be a work in progress. We can’t stop after the 8 protected tracks are in place. I see this as only the beginning of what’s possible for creating a livable city. These are my thoughts. I would love to hear yours!
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le_velo_victoria
Mar 20, 2017
[ON PROTECTED BIKE LANES] ⠀ ⠀ ☞ In our series on infrastructure, today we’re talking about protected bike lanes. During a podcast interview I was asked to share my thoughts on Victoria's AAA Bike network. Of course I can't wait, we've been patiently waiting. Here's my thoughts. ⠀ ★ The City of Victoria has embarked on a mission to build 8 protected bike lanes throughout the greater Victoria area. ⠀ ⠀ ☞ That old adage; ‘build it and they will come’, is not an absolute!⠀ ⠀ Once the protected bike lanes are in place and they are connecting citizens to meaningful destinations:⠀ ⠀ ★ Routes need to be maintained, ⠀ ★ We need to sell it, ⠀ ★ Evaluate it, and ⠀ ★ Be prepared to adjust it! ⠀ Then, over time, they will come.⠀ ⠀ ★ Most importantly – it will always be a work in progress. We can’t stop after the 8 protected tracks are in place. I see this as only the beginning of what’s possible for creating a livable city. These are my thoughts. I would love to hear yours!
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During my podcast interview I was asked for my opinion on the [benefits of accessible bicycle routes]. Here they are:⠀
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★ Gets more people who normally feel uncomfortable, in the current conditions, out on their bikes more often - hopefully. ⠀
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★ Better treatment of pedestrian spaces (sidewalks, crosswalks, consideration of desire lines and new green spaces). ⠀
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★ And of course protection and separation from vehicle traffic. ⠀
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☞ But it's not all about the bicycle. It's also about providing different modes of improved transport to help people move around the city scape in a more comfortable way, such as:⠀
* Buses (running more often in desired places)⠀
* Commuter Rail (designed to bring people from their homes outside of the city into a walking, cycling, hoping on a bus distance into town. The commuter train must also provide space for bicycles, luggage and baby carriages).⠀
* Walking in comfortable spaces, and⠀
* yes, driving as options. ⠀
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☞ Accessible bikes routes is the beginning of a better livable city where public green spaces create opportunities for people to interact with each other. ⠀
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★ Next installment on this topic tomorrow where I'll share more of my thoughts on infrastructure in #YYJ. ⠀
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le_velo_victoria
Mar 18, 2017
[YESTERDAY] ⠀ ⠀ During my podcast interview I was asked for my opinion on the [benefits of accessible bicycle routes]. Here they are:⠀ ⠀ ★ Gets more people who normally feel uncomfortable, in the current conditions, out on their bikes more often - hopefully. ⠀ ⠀ ★ Better treatment of pedestrian spaces (sidewalks, crosswalks, consideration of desire lines and new green spaces). ⠀ ⠀ ★ And of course protection and separation from vehicle traffic. ⠀ ⠀ ☞ But it's not all about the bicycle. It's also about providing different modes of improved transport to help people move around the city scape in a more comfortable way, such as:⠀ * Buses (running more often in desired places)⠀ * Commuter Rail (designed to bring people from their homes outside of the city into a walking, cycling, hoping on a bus distance into town. The commuter train must also provide space for bicycles, luggage and baby carriages).⠀ * Walking in comfortable spaces, and⠀ * yes, driving as options. ⠀ ⠀ ☞ Accessible bikes routes is the beginning of a better livable city where public green spaces create opportunities for people to interact with each other. ⠀ ⠀ ★ Next installment on this topic tomorrow where I'll share more of my thoughts on infrastructure in #YYJ. ⠀ ⠀ ☞ Like our post? Share it with a friend!
[Multimodal Meetups] ☞ A topic very near and dear to my heart is chatting about cycling, infrastructure, and sharing my experiences of living a lifestyle by bike.  We introduced our lifestyle band to Molly's audience.
★ Today I had a great time chatting with Molly today from Citystudio. I joined in on her podcast,
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le_velo_victoria
Mar 17, 2017
[Multimodal Meetups] ☞ A topic very near and dear to my heart is chatting about cycling, infrastructure, and sharing my experiences of living a lifestyle by bike. We introduced our lifestyle band to Molly's audience. ★ Today I had a great time chatting with Molly today from Citystudio. I joined in on her podcast, "Multimodal Meet-up". We had a really great chat on many topics revolving around infrastructure. I shared my thoughts for the City of Victoria's AAA cycling network, my predictions for changes in the current cycling culture and the future of cycling in Victoria. ★ My first question was about the future of cycling culture. Before I got into that I shared a little bit about who we are and what we stand for as a brand and I thought you would enjoy learning a bit more about us. ☞ Our Belief: is that you don't have to wear spandex when you ride a bicycle. We want to make it easy for anyone to look fashionable, be individual and confident when you design a lifestyle by around the bicycle. We are promoting self discovery, through sharing our experiences of living a lifestyle by bike. ☞ Our Mission: Everything in life should be as simple as possible. That's why we're bringing sexy back to cycling. ★ So our belief, that you don't have to wear spandex when you ride a bicycle and our mission that everything in life should be simple, falls inline with our pursuits to provide elegant solutions for everyday cycling challenges to the accessories you use to take you on your daily journey, to connecting you with other like-minded people is our driving force to your happiness and that's the Le Vélo Victoria way. Join #TheWay. ☞ I'll share more with you over the coming days. ☞ If you have anything to share, please let us know and send us a note. ❌⭕️ Susan
[URBAN CYCLING MAGAZINE]: Is out -A Story for change⠀
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☞ The Winter edition of our Urban Cycling eMagazine is ready for you to grab. If you are on our email list you automatically receive the eMag. ★ A sneak peak into this article helps us understand how the Dutch ride their bikes... spoiler, it's not what you think. ☞ If you're not on the list, sign-up on our website. ⠀
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★ This magazine is about changing the status quo. We believe that you don't have to wear spandex when you ride a bicycle because cycling isn't just for sport. ⠀
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★ We're providing an inside look at cycling normalcy and tips to help you let go of the spandex and get on your bikes riding in style; your style, whatever that may be. ⠀
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☞ Join thousands of others who enjoy sharing the love of cycling. #CarsAreSoYesterday
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le_velo_victoria
Mar 13, 2017
[URBAN CYCLING MAGAZINE]: Is out -A Story for change⠀ ⠀ ☞ The Winter edition of our Urban Cycling eMagazine is ready for you to grab. If you are on our email list you automatically receive the eMag. ★ A sneak peak into this article helps us understand how the Dutch ride their bikes... spoiler, it's not what you think. ☞ If you're not on the list, sign-up on our website. ⠀ ⠀ ★ This magazine is about changing the status quo. We believe that you don't have to wear spandex when you ride a bicycle because cycling isn't just for sport. ⠀ ⠀ ★ We're providing an inside look at cycling normalcy and tips to help you let go of the spandex and get on your bikes riding in style; your style, whatever that may be. ⠀ ⠀ ☞ Get your free copy. All you have to do is click on our bio, sign-up to our newsletter and get instant access! ⠀ ⠀ ★ Link in bio will take you to sign-up pop-up on our website. ⠀ ⠀ ☞ Join thousands of others who enjoy sharing the love of cycling. #CarsAreSoYesterday