Road Rules: What did a cyclist ever do to you?

The City of Toronto’s 2001 Bike Plan included an ambitious Bikeway Network proposal which would create a system of cycling facilities across the city totaling over 1000km by the proposed deadline of 2012 and the promise that all residents be within a five minute bike ride to the Network. However, as with any good democratic…

Own the Podium. Bad Name, Good Policy.

I feel a little uncomfortable with Canada’s new swaggering, medal hungry, take-no-prisoners Olympic persona. In 2005 the federal government launched Own the Podium – a funding strategy to dominate at the 2010 Winter Olympics and an ambitious goal to place first in the medal count. We weren’t just hoping or striving for the podium in…