Monday, August 1, 2011

New column on cycling in Maple Ridge News

Here's the first one:

Go Dutch: start riding your bike

The dikes in Pitt Meadows and Maple Ridge are pretty awesome, built by the Dutch after the Second World War. I think they are one of the best things that ever happened to our area north of the Fraser River.
Apart from the valuable farmland that was created, many people now use the dikes that protect the farmland from flooding for leisurely strolls, bike rides or horseback riding.

It was a smart move by the City of Pitt Meadows and the District of Maple Ridge to build trails on the dikes.
The Dutch have more clever ideas and skills than just building dikes, though. They also design and build great cycling infrastructure.


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