I saw this article on Medium come across my feed about Share The Road (STR) Cycling Coalition’s 10th anniversary. Check it out here!
It’s been great to get to know the group’s founder, now MPP and Minister Eleanor McMahon, and participate in the Ontario Bike Summit and the annual Greg’s Ride. I still have and use my STR water bottle and jersey. Eleanor has been a wonderful mentor for my career and cycling advocacy, and it’s a lot of fun to spend time with and has lots of energy and passion.
While the circumstances of Eleanor founding STR are tragic, she’s worked hard and shown amazing courage to create change. Change was needed and it’s happening now. Well done to Eleanor, STR staff, board members, volunteers, and event participants!
As recently as 2002/2003 this is what the area under the Garinder beside Fort York looked like. Before photos by Phil Muller.
And this is what it looks like today. The skating trail under the Garinder is now open.
Used the 504 to get to a medical appointment with Dad. First time he’s been through the King Street Pilot area. He enjoyed the speedy commute.
Wonderful to see Mayor Naheed Nenshi re-elected in Calgary. Great news for the Green Line LRT and the Southwest BRT. Some interesting parallels in the Calgary election and transit scene and in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area.
Hope to be able to meet Nenshi one day. Also, big congrats to my friend Chris Cowperthwaite and all his amazing campaign efforts. From what I observed from here, it was a grassroots driven, digitally-savvy, and most importantly a fun and friendly campaign to be part of. That’s how it’s done.
Big crowd! Photo credit: Chris Cowperthwaite