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July 5, 2013 at 10:12 am Leave a comment

Monday, July 8, 6:30  Canadian Organic Growers – Ottawa-St.Lawrence-Outaouais Chapter Summer organic farm tours

The 1st one is coming up soon at Luxy Farm, on Monday July 8th at 6.30 in the evening  It’s east of Ottawa, and just west of St Albert, at 1919 Route 900 West, St. Albert ON K0A 3C0.

Tuesday, July 9, 7-8:30 Mayfair Theatre, 1074 Bank Street, Ottawa World Premiere of David Chernushenko’s latest film Bike City, Great City. It is an uplifting ride through cities that are embracing cycling as a liberating, convenient and healthy way to get where you want to go.

David Chernushenko is a citizen, cyclist and city councillor in Ottawa, Canada, which received a “Silver” Bicycle Friendly City designation in 2011. That’s pretty good. But for David — and all cyclists and aspiring cyclists — Silver is not good enough. They want Gold. They want their city to be a place where people of any age, gender and income level see the bicycle as a practical, appealing and affordable choice for travelling to work, to school, to the shops, to everywhere.

In North American cities, less than two percent of people choose the bicycle as a regular mode of transportation. In great European cycling cities, more than 30 percent do. But in the last five years, dozens of major American and Canadian urban centres have figured out what Copenhagen has long known: When you give people a real choice — by making cycling a safe and appealing way to travel — they flock to it in droves and transform the city into a better place for everyone. Even drivers.

Bike City Great City

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