I’m so glad to see that you’ve made it to our little corner of the world wide web. If you’re here, you may have also read about our Onlia Safety Wall of Shame and Scrum Safety Goals. Both of these Onlia projects are near and dear to my heart. I’m passionate about contributing to the community and helping create a safer world for all, and I truly believe in Onlia’s mission to together, create a Safer Canada. I’m confident that I can be part of making that change happen, especially when it comes to safe cycling.
As you can likely imagine, cycling in Toronto is a little bit different than in the Netherlands. At times, I’m not sure how to safely cross an intersection, or what to do when I encounter bike lane obstructions, and sometimes it can be a bit scary cycling near traffic — you’ll see drivers on their phones, or not paying attention — and don’t even get me started on parking in bike lanes! Or the fact that since I’m here in Canada I’ve learned this expression of ‘being doored’, luckily haven’t experienced it myself yet. While it’s an unpredictable world out there, when we went through the Onlia Safety Wall of Shame exercise, I realized that I also have a few bad cycling habits myself.