LAWS, BIKE LANES, CRACKDOWNS: HOW BEST CAN WE BE SAFE ON THE ROAD – Join us for our CycleSafety debate on 5 June 2013, Josephine Mill (CT)

LAWS, BIKE LANES, CRACKDOWNS: HOW BEST CAN WE BE SAFE ON THE ROADS Join CycleLINKS, RideYourCity and PedalPower for a panel discussion about international best practice and local reality, taking at look at the bicycle safety laws, facilities and behaviour patterns that operate in bicycle-friendly countries ‘vs’ those South Africa… We’ll be asking questions around […]

cycleLINKS 0.45 (20 Nov) Presents… The Bicycle: Breaking Social Barriers and Redefining Art

Who: Activists, enthusiasts, artists and lifestyle riders What: We share stories about the historical commuter lifestyle in CapeTown and what it means #commutingeveryday today Guest of Honour: LOUIS DE WAAL: transport engineer, bicycle commuter, and bicycle activist for more than 60 years. Other speakers: GAIL JENNINGS:: publisher of the CapeTown Bicycle Map, and NMT Consultant. […]

Bicycles deliver a low-carbon future

GAIL JENNINGS asks South Africa’s longest-standing bicycle activist, LOUIS DE WAAL, why cycling is one of the transport modes of the future. ‘The bicycle won’t solve the world’s problems… It could very well solve some of yours, however. On an individual level, the bicycle transforms lives: in times of plenty and times of hardship. The […]

2010 Archive story: interview with Louis de Waal (one of the founders of the 1977 Big Ride)

Engineer and bicycle activist Louis de Waal has had safe cycling on his mind for the last 70 years or so… And at last it’s on the minds of others. In mid-March 2010, Western Province MEC for Transport, Robin Carlisle, announced that his department had begun looking at measures to bolster cyclist safety on our […]