Friday, December 16, 2011

Township apply to build regional cycling and walking network

The City of Surrey has been busy building greenways and their cycling network for a few years now. It looks like the Township of Langley is planning to connect up to Surrey's network and hasapplied for a grant to build a greenway trail connection from Derby Reach Regional Park to the Golden Ears Bridge. This project, if approved, would provide $500,000 of cycling and walking infrastructure improvements.
This spring the Township completed the greenway trail from the Bedford House in Fort Langley to the western boundary of Derby Reach Regional Park.
Full story from 'South Fraser Blog'.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Column The News: Time to think about Complete Streets

Published: December 9, 2011

Two issues clearly dominated the recent election in Maple Ridge. Unfortunately, but not unexpectedly, cycling wasn’t one of them.
However, it was nice that issues around cycling did get their share of attention during the campaign.

Read more... 

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Discovery Bike Ride to Golden Ears Cheeseworks and Cakelicious, Sun. Dec. 4

Who's up for the last Discovery Bike Ride for this year?!?!

We have two great destinations lined up for you for this coming Sunday, Dec. 4.
It looks like we're going to have a sunny day. Just put some warm gloves on!

We will be leaving from Big Feast Bistro, 11920 227 Street, at 10:30 am.

Our first destination will be Golden Ears Cheeseworks (22270 128th Avenue ), which just opened this spring.
I announced our visit, so I'm sure we'll get to taste some yummy samples of the different kinds of artisan cheeses they produce.

For desert we'll be heading to Fraserview Village Hall (22610 - 116th Ave. - Pool Side Lounge), where another local company, Cakelicious, is having an Open House, from noon to 4 pm. Meet Heidi, the owner, and creator of the amazingly awesome looking cakes and cupcakes on her website.

Here's the approximate suggested route. This route is only about 9 kms, but there are some steep sections south of Lougheed that might require some of us to get off our bikes and walk. We're not in a hurry, so you can take your time and we'll wait for you.

As usual, I emphasize that the route is only a suggestion. Everyone is responsible for his/her own safety, as well as of any accompanying children. You're welcome to tag along!

Hope to see you Sunday!