Social media and so many other websites are demanding my attention. It's keeping me from updating my blogs on what's new or an issue in Victoria I'd like to comment on. That will still have to wait for another day, but here's a news release I just popped out this afternoon.
Local tech company Carmanah is taking me on the road to help promote lighting and beacon systems that make crossing the street easier and safer. Who could argue with that?
I haven't missed a Pro Bike conference since I started going in 1998 and brought the whole show here in 2004. It's a growing event and nearly a 1,000 delegates will attend - engineers, planners, advocates, and companies that do business in support of cycling and walking (bike rack manufacturers, bike share promoters, and of course companies like Carmanah that have technology that can support active transportation.
Part of my mission is funded by the CRD - I'll look for sessions where I can steal ideas (I'm good at that), that will help us as we work here to implement a regional pedestrian and cycling plan. Design and other programs are evolving fast and this is my professional development opportunity as well as my chance to take away ideas for a more sustainable capital region - part of my mission in life.
Don't be shy - visit my Capital Bike and Walk site at http://capitalbikeandwalk.org or my bike parking resource at www.bicycleparkingonline.org and donate to the cause. Your support helps us continue the work we need to do to keep a firm grip on our title as the Cycling Capital of Canada, not to mention a most walkable, livable and healthy city too.