The book I shall be using is called Cycling and Society. It was published by Dr Peter Cox, Dr Dave Horton, and Dr Paul Rosen and was published in 2007. The book attempts to bring a social scientists perspective to cycling, which is largely unexplored. It attempts to to show the significance of cycling when it comes to social and political debates in the United Kingdom.
In the past couple of months, the Montreal bike sharing program, also known as Bixi bikes, has had a lot of economic troubles. Since the company mainly used credit cards to allow individuals to use their bikes, the... [+] Read more
Abstract: After a rise in use of bicycles, some countries in the world have noticed how safety for cyclist can be improved. This paper looks at one of these countries, Netherlands, and how the public reacted to it and the safety it brought with it. It then looks at Australia, where they made a similar system and analysed how it impacted health. Finally, this paper will look at how a similar system would impact Montreal and if it would work out.
Keegan Stephan is a resident of New York City who has been concerned with traffic issues in his community. He has spent a considerable amount of his time to make those issues much less of a problem. He is a cyclist in New York who has been trying to make cycling a much easier and safer activity within the city. To do this he takes part in many community building activities, showing the perks of being a cyclist.
In the event Occupy Sandy, Stephan provided the society who were taking part of it electricity generated by bicycles. He is also known to be a volunteer mechanic for Times Up, do... [+] Read more
The core values of this organisation are to provide support for people who normally would not have any. Le Phare de Longueuil sends teams of people into places where people need help and make sure that they are ok. One of the places to go would be in a prison, where people would go into a prison and listen to prisoners share their experience. The idea is that simply listening helps the prisoner deal with his/her issues and helps them deal with their situation. Another thing this organisation does is prepare food and go on streets or centers where homeless and people rejected from society go... [+] Read more