A few weeks ago, Federal NDP leadership candidate Jagmeet Singh asked for a bike tour around Vancouver. I drew up the rear on the 4-person ride, and we spent about an hour travelling on mostly protected infrastructure. [You can ride to a lot of places in Vancouver that way. Not everywhere, but a lot].
He was, I thought, sincere in wanting to see what this bike stuff was all about, and impressed with what he saw, and the way it changes one’s perspective around travelling in a city. He’s from Brampton, where my guess is that it’s close to open season on anyone riding a bike. It seems to be a generational thing, and Mr. Singh looks like he embodies a multi-modal approach to travel and transportation.
And now, this is becoming a theme in Mr. Jagmeet’s campaign. Take a look at this recent volley of tweets. [Click to enlarge].
We’ve come a long way.