How to re-work old bike racks to make them functional again
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How to re-work old bike racks to make them functional again

Long steel racks, with rebars posts a 3-4 inches apart were designed in the 1950s to hold bikes upright. They don’t work as locking racks because it’s too hard to get the bike’s frame close to anything solid to lock to. Youth en Route, working with local fabricator Keith Simmons, and Bishop McNally Teachers Joe…

Youth en Route improves old-school bike racks making them functional
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Youth en Route improves old-school bike racks making them functional

What is in virtually every school yard in Canada and is practically useless? The bike rack. Usually installed over 50 years ago, these solid metal racks are rusty, unwieldy,  and don’t allow students to get the frame of their bike close enough to anything solid to lock it securely. “They were meant to hold the…

We’re looking for Youth Advisory Committee members

We’re looking for Youth Advisory Committee members

Are you in junior high or high school? Are you interested in Active Transportation, and working towards solutions to the climate crisis? We have an opportunity for you.  We are recruiting members of our student advisory committee. This committee will provide input and direction as we create our programming and materials to support student leaders….

Working to prevent bike theft
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Working to prevent bike theft

Bike theft is unfortunately a common problem in Alberta. The pandemic has made biking more popular, which is driving an increase in theft. We’re working with our project schools to solve the problem holistically, making improvements to bike racks and ensuring they are placed in a high-traffic and visible location.  We are also working to…