That’s the problem with cycle commuting in this city: some trips are feasible, while others just plain aren’t. For example, from my home near Southgate, I find riding to Whyte Avenue is pleasant if I cut through the community of Allendale; the roads aren’t used much by cars, the lanes are wide, and there are few lights that interrupt the trek. It’s also easy to carry on north by using the High Level Bridge and zigzagging through the more quiet streets of downtown. My bike trip times are almost on par with driving for these destinations (especially if parking is factored in).
The article also features quotes from Robert Park, Claire Ellick (a city engineer with the Office of Sustainable Transportation) and Bikeology’s own Molly Turnbull.