Posts Tagged ‘cycling’

Bike sharing in London, Paris, Berlin, Amsterdam and Nice

Posted on August 8th, 2014 by Laura Byrne Paquet

Heading to Europe soon? Want to avoid renting a car or spending hours on public transit? Check out this useful graphic detailing bike-sharing and bike-rental programs in London, Paris, Berlin, Amsterdam and Nice, courtesy of Momondo, a U.K.-based flight comparison site.  

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Three great ways to live like a local in Ottawa

Posted on May 10th, 2013 by Laura Byrne Paquet

Since the Canadian Tulip Festival is currently in full swing, it seems like the perfect time for a post about my adopted hometown of Ottawa. As Canada’s capital, Ottawa gets a lot of visitors. Most do the usual circuit: Parliament Hill, the National Gallery of Canada, the Rideau Canal, the Byward Market. And I’d be […]

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Enter your travel photos for chance to win a cycling trip!

Posted on August 30th, 2011 by Laura Byrne Paquet

bicycle on bridge near Almonte, Ontario

Do you like to cycle? Do you bring along a camera? Then you might be interested in the contest currently running at the ExperiencePlus website. The bicycle tour company is marking its 40th anniversary with a competition for photographers. Submit your best pix in three categories–food and local culture, panoramas and vistas, and cyclists–for a […]

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VIDEO: Bikes rule in the Netherlands

Posted on November 19th, 2009 by Laura Byrne Paquet

I just got back from a European trip that included two stops in the Netherlands. And, once again, I’ve found myself captivated by Dutch cycling culture. Not only are there dedicated bike paths just about everywhere; there are also huge bike garages at many railway stations, where you can have a mechanic tune up your […]

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Bike sharing in Paris

Posted on July 20th, 2008 by Laura Byrne Paquet

Paris’s bike-sharing program, Velib, recently celebrated its first anniversary. By most accounts (such as an article in The Telegraph), the program has been phenomenally successful, with 26 million trips taken in the first year (even though bike theft is also a problem). It’s a great alternative for visitors, as it’s cheaper that the Metro and […]

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