Hello, my name is Travis and I live in Kitsilano in Vancouver.
I bike to work downtown (5km) most days, when I’m ambitious I sometimes jog.
I’ve lived in and cycle-commuted in Montreal, Toronto and Calgary. In both the summer and winter.
So I’m aware of the challenges faced by potential cyclists in other cities in BC.
I can say firsthand how lucky we are with Vancouver’s weather and safe streets for cyclists.
I know I have the previous cycling advocates such as those on this committee to thank for these safe streets.
Cycling solves many of the challenges faced by Canadian families.
Burning calories instead of gas saves money, saves time, and saves the heart.
I’m a professional engineer working at an international engineering consulting firm, part-time MBA student and new father.
Through my professional work and MBA education I'm strong at Strategic Planning, Organizational Development, and Financial/Accounting.
My first idea would be to clearly identify our target market: I suspect it should be
- Turning summer cycle commuters into year-round cycle commuters.
- Turning young working professionals on transit and in cars into summer cycle commuters
- Freeing parents from driving their children to school
My engineering background has trained me to base my opinions and decisions on data/facts rather than public opinion.
I don’t have any cycling data, so I have a bunch of naive thoughts and ideas. I’m keen to work others and find out what ideas are practical and effective.