Back in March, Chris wrote an essay for Vancouver Is Awesome about Charles Montgomery’s fantastic new book Happy City, and how it perfectly articulated our family’s own decade-long journey from the suburbs of Toronto to the heartbeat of Vancouver. In the coming months, he and I are going to share with you the experiences unique to this city that fill us with pride, joy and excitement; allowing us to build a happier city, just by living it.
Last month we had the absolute pleasure of making a presentation in Victoria, BC; sharing our story of a car-lite, multi-modal lifestyle. It was a whirlwind weekend, packed with meeting many wonderful people who are passionate about moving the cycling conversation forward in their city, a lovely and scenic group ride, and even a quick radio appearance on CBC’s All Points West. While each of these were important moments, and expanded our worldview of what other cities are working towards to improve cycling as a safe and viable transportation option, it was the activity that sandwiched the entire weekend that really broadened our horizons.
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