Bus Cancellations: 05/29/2017

CHEAP SEATS: Belleville is on the right path on cycling

When it comes to being bicycle friendly, Belleville seems to be going a long way very quickly.

Last week, the city’s efforts to become more bicycle friendly resulted in a recognition from a provincial cycling organization.

Share the Road Cycling Coalition, which regularly presents awards to communities they recognize as actively supporting cycling, gave Belleville bronze medal recognition at its annual Ontario Bike Summit in Toronto.

The award judges communities in five categories known as the Five Es of being bicycle friendly: engineering, education, enforcement, encouragement, and evaluation and planning.

While Belleville is still at bronze, it is worth nothing that of 440 communities in Ontario, only 39 have been recognized with any honours from the coalition. And no one has yet reached platinum.

So Belleville isn’t the only municipality with a ways to go to being the ideal bicycling community.

But for a city that two years ago didn’t have a dedicated bike lane, and which practically rammed through a proposed one on Bridge Street only three years ago, Belleville has come a long way.

It still has miles to go, but it’s clearly on the right path.

I’m Bill Glisky and that’s the way I see things From the Cheap Seats

From the Cheap Seats can be heard Monday to Friday at 7 a.m., 9 a.m. and noon on 95.5 Hits FM and Cool 100.1

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Bus Cancellations

May 29, 2017

LATE BUSES: The first run of Martin's bus 134 is running 15 minutes late to Napanee this morning.

The first run of Foley bus 487 w/c is running 20 minutes late to the Madoc-area this morning. The 2nd run of 487 is now running 15 minutes late to Marmora.

The 2nd run of First Student Canada - Picton bus 602 is running 15 minutes late to Picton this morning.

The 2nd run of C. Smith bus 893 is running 20 minutes late to Batawa this morning.