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Montreal Bicycle Ridership Up 35-40% 22

Photo courtesy of zmtomako / Flickr A new study finds that bicycling is on the rise in Montreal. In 2010, the city experienced a 35-40% growth in ridership over its 2008 bicycle ridership counts. This is an encouraging sign that the city’s significant infrastructure investments and bike sharing scheme have contributed to an increase in ...

Cities in contrast

Last month (March 10th to be exact), I left Toronto just as a major snowstorm was approaching. We had a substantial amount of snow on the ground and it was very cold. When I arrived in Calgary Alberta that day, it was 15 degrees Celsius and the ground was completely bare. Tonight I returned to ...

Who needs a weather forecast?

Instead of checking the weather forecast to see if it’s going to rain, all I need to do is to look out my back window. My next-door neighbors occasionally put their clothes on a line outside. But they seem to do it only when it’s either raining or when it’s going to rain. It also ...