In less than one week, a St. John’s plan which has been three years in the making will be officially presented to council and subjected to a vote. St. John’s is the last major city in Canada to have a bike plan—an official document that helps the city make decisions about how they can get more citizens on bikes—and people have been itching for the city to put the plan in motion.
But bike plan or no bike plan, more and more people are pedaling towards a cycling-friendly city. Here are a handful of locals doing awesome things on their bikes.
One of the most common concerns we hear about cycling in St. John’s is that it’s too dangerous. Zedel proves that with a little planning, some common sense, and a couple helmets, commuting by bike in St. John’s is very possible.
If you’ve ever seen a person unicycling in St. John’s, it was likely Dave Cox. After three years of unicycling to work, now he’s kicked things into high gear. He is en route from Victoria, BC to St. John’s. On his unicycle.
Part adventure, part fundraising effort for local artist-run gallery Eastern Edge, Hillock is headed to Italy with a bike and a trailer with an easel strapped on. She plans to ride her bike 2700km across the continent.
Raw sewage will no longer be dumped into St. John’s Harbour as of this year, but the new wastewater treatment facility will have to be upgraded sooner than later to keep up with environmental regulations, Kerri Breen explains.
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