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Victoria remains Canada’s cycling commuter capital, with nearly 6 per cent of residents choosing to ride a bicycle on their daily commute. An additional 10 per cent of Victorians commute by foot.

On the other end of the spectrum, St. John’s and Saint John have the lowest rates of bicycle commuting in Canada, but comparatively high rates of walking to work. Montreal, Toronto and Ottawa have the highest percentage of citizens depending on public transit to get them to work, with more than one in five using those systems.

Across Canada, it’s the cities struggling with congestion the most that are seeing the strongest gains in active transportation. Walking and cycling to work is often seen as a way of avoiding the headaches of public transit and the slow slog of a packed freeway.

Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Edmonton and Vancouver all posted gains in active transportation between 2006 and 2011.

Source: 'Canada's commuter cyclist capital is…'

Related: What-happens-when-we-reach-peak-car.

Seen Around Town: Shadows and light on the Granville Bridge last night

Seen Around Town: Shadows and light on the Granville Bridge last night

Seen Around Town: Checking out the health of our community garden plot. Garlic is on the come up and the kale is thriving. Who knew it overwinters so well.

Seen Around Town: Checking out the health of our community garden plot. Garlic is on the come up and the kale is thriving. Who knew it overwinters so well.

Anticiption. Can’t wait to get my fingers in the soil and plant up this year’s garden. Picked up the first seeds of the season yesterday. It’s almost that time!

Anticiption. Can’t wait to get my fingers in the soil and plant up this year’s garden. Picked up the first seeds of the season yesterday. It’s almost that time!

Seen Around Town: It’s amazing what a bit of colour and some creativity can achieve.

Seen Around Town: It’s amazing what a bit of colour and some creativity can achieve.

It’s Gettin’ Hot in Here: ‘Melting Polar Ice Causing Changes to Jet Stream?’

Some pretty decent climate change reporting from Global News here in Vancouver. The segment looks at whether:

The wacky winter weather around the globe may be due to polar ice caps impacting the jet stream.

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Seen around town: Fall colours take over the sidewalk

Seen around town: Fall colours take over the sidewalk

@JR’s @insideoutproject meets @MargartMead off @MainStreet here in @Vancouver

@JR’s @insideoutproject meets @MargartMead off @MainStreet here in @Vancouver

Seen Around Town: A pop can wall down at the new sustainability park outside Science World

Seen Around Town: A pop can wall down at the new sustainability park outside Science World

Seen around town: Fall showing its colours on East Hastings Street

Seen around town: Fall showing its colours on East Hastings Street