My partner and I went on a Jane's Walk on the past weekend, the Sunday walk hosted by Grand River Car Share, looking at travel alternatives in downtown Kitchener.
I wonder about next year, hosting a bicycle "Jane's Ride" of Kitchener (and Waterloo?), looking at the ways bicycles have worked in the urban core in the past, present, and likely, future.
There would be a lot to include from the present: the varieties of bike security (ring and post, bike lockers at the Charles Street station, the bike cage on Charles), bike lanes and signage, bike travel extensions (the racks on the GRT buses) and so on. It would be interesting to talk about how bikes were used to deliver tings in the downtown in the "olden days" and how they are still used by couriers, how street people use bikes for their bottle picking, the dynamic between pedestrians and cyclists, and cyclists and motorists, the bike shops that are still downtown (I do miss Braun's). And then thee's the future: more bikes, the LRT involvement. I foresee a friendlier future for cyclists.
Think there would be any interest?