Bicycle Action

The Bicycle Action Advocacy Team aims to improve and grow Cobourg’s bicycling culture.

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Bill Glover

Bicycle Action Advocacy Team

The Bicycle Action Advocacy Team serves to improve the bicycling culture in Cobourg by advocating for new bike lanes and routes, improved safety and convenience for cyclists, and bicycle tourism. The Committee developed a Bicycle Action Plan which it presented to the councils of Cobourg and Northumberland County.

They have organized events such as ‘Bike For The Planet’, and their ‘Can Bike’ Instructors teach safe cycling to students in elementary schools. This group has helped the Town of Cobourg achieve Provincial Bronze cycling status.

Did You Know?

Packed into standard shipping containers and placed end-to-end, municipal solid waste generated in one year would wrap around the globe 25 times. This is unsustainable! What is your community doing to target waste reduction? - un.org

Adopting sustainable practices, whether large or small, can have significant impacts in the long run. If every office worker in the United Kingdom used one less staple a day by using a reusable paper clip, 120 tonnes of steel would be saved in one year.

So far in 2022, Depave Paradise has depaved 15 asphalt pavements! Since 2012 this group has completed 80 projects across 32 Canadian cities covering 76,384 square metres of unused paved surfaces into beautiful community green spaces with native grasses, flowers and trees. What an amazing sustainable action to capture carbon, a Greenhouse gas, and create a welcoming ecological ‘paradise’ for our monarchs and bees and of course, for us. Well done. This is a project of Green Communities Canada.

In 1993, the Convention on Biological Diversity put the precautionary principle to work.

In 1987, the Brundtland Report consolidated decades of work on sustainable development.

The First World Climate Conference happened in 1979 and opened up the science of climate change.

"How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world." - Anne Frank