BEST AGM Welcomes New Board Members The BEST Annual General Meeting on April 11 was an interesting and informative event, with lots of good food & drink! There was a draw for a beautiful commuter bike courtesy of our friends at Bikes For All, and Manuel Zahariev gave a fascinating presentation on the interface between technology and sustainable transportation. There were also some changes to the board of BEST. We bade a fond farewell to departing members Andrew Devlin and Jennifer Black, thanking them for their wonderful contributions. And we are pleased to welcome three new board members: Jody Addah, Blair Fontana, and Emily Willobee. Welcome aboard! Left to right: Charissa Tehrani, Andrew Devlin (departing board member), Emily Willobee, Lauren Isaacson, Jodie Sui, Eriko Arai, Nicole Gordon, Jason Smith, Jody Addah, Blair Fontana.
Think about swapping your stressful drive along congested arterial roads for a relaxed commute along tree-lined side streets, trails and bike lanes. Traveling by bike is good for your health, and it’s easy on the planet. What’s more, for trips under 10km, cycling is often faster than driving – and with ever-increasing gas prices, cycling is much easier on the wallet. If you haven’t explored by bike in a while, now is the time to join the tens of thousands of people who experience the fun of cycling in our beautiful part of the world. Download “City Cycling Essentials” for detailed information on choosing and maintaining a bike, safety tips, using your bike on transit, cycling resources, and much more! The guide comes in three parts: Choosing a Bicycle Tips and Tricks for Safe and Happy Cycling How to Coddle and Care for your Bicycle
We’ve got the answers on a range of sustainable transportation subjects, from perfect bike fit to the steps you can take to build a car-free neighbourhood. Take a look at a sampling of some of our materials below, or stop by our office and browse through our transportation library. Here’s a terrific guide to reclaiming our streets for people, communities, kids, and active transportation (PDF): How to Reclaim your Street: Part A | Part B | Part C | Part D | Part E | Part F