physical activity

Cycling to change the world

For some, riding a bike is transportation, a healthy, environmentally friendly way to get from A to B. For others it's recreation, an activity to test their own physical capabilities, stay in shape. For some local cyclists, the bike has become a vehicle that can change lives, maybe even make the world a better place.

Cycling helped Kelyn Akuna see the world. Now he's hoping it will help aboriginal youth see their way in the world.

RR380 "I Want To Ride My Bike"

Cycling as a travel option for school students has decreased significantly in the past 20 years.
Meanwhile, there is increasing evidence that the benefits of active transport, including cycling to school, are significant yet understated in transport planning. This suggests that there is a rationale for exploring how barriers to cycling to school might be overcome. The objective of this research was to identify the barriers to students cycling to school for six intermediate schools and recommend specific interventions for the schools, along with more general, national level recommendations.