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By Greenspoke

In bustling cities like Toronto, where traffic jams are an all too familiar sight and rush hour seems to stretch on indefinitely, more and more people are choosing to ditch their cars in favour of a two-wheeled alternative: the bicycle. This shift in transportation preferences reflects a change in attitudes towards urban mobility and sustainability. Here are some of the reasons behind the growing popularity of cycling in major cities.


Escape from Traffic Congestion
Anyone who has ever navigated the streets of a big city during rush hour knows the frustration of being stuck in bumper-to-bumper traffic. As big cities continue to grow in population and road infrastructure struggles to keep up, commuting by car has become synonymous with stress and wasted time. Meanwhile, cyclists enjoy the freedom to bypass gridlocked streets and arrive at their destination with ease. For many city dwellers, biking offers a quicker and more efficient way to get around the city.

Health and Fitness Benefits
Riding a bike provides an excellent workout and is a low-impact exercise that is easy on the joints, making it accessible to people of all ages and fitness levels. By incorporating biking into their daily routines, city dwellers are not only reducing their carbon footprint but also prioritizing their health and well-being.

Environmental Benefits
With growing concerns about climate change and air pollution, many city dwellers are eager to minimize their environmental impact. Bicycles are eco-friendly and emit zero emissions, plus they require minimal resources to maintain. By choosing to ride their bikes instead of driving cars, individuals can contribute to cleaner air, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and help create a more sustainable city.


Cost Savings
Owning and maintaining a car can be expensive, with costs including fuel, insurance, parking fees, and regular maintenance. In contrast, the upfront cost of purchasing a bicycle is significantly lower, and ongoing expenses are minimal in comparison. Plus, bike parking is free (just bring your own lock!).

Sense of Community
Cycling has a way of fostering a sense of community among riders. Whether it’s joining group rides, participating in cycling events, biking to work with a coworker, or simply chatting with fellow commuters at a bike rack, cyclists tend to bond over their shared passion for two-wheeled transportation.


As more people embrace biking as a viable mode of transportation, big cities stand to benefit from reduced congestion, improved air quality, and a healthier population. By prioritizing two wheels over four, city dwellers are not just changing the way they get around, they’re shaping the future of urban mobility.

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Karen Bittner, Director of Facilities & Community Services, Town of Blind River

Greenspoke is an Ontario-based firm creating products that meet the demands of active Ontarians. Our repair posts withstand our snow covered paradise and offer services to our winter cyclists. Great service, happy staff and a true thrill to work with!

Karen Bittner, Director of Facilities & Community Services, Town of Blind River
Darren Kropf, Active Transportation Manager, City of Kitchener

Greenspoke products are dependable and their service is top notch. I’m confident I can find the product I’m looking for and it’ll be installed at the highest quality. I also appreciate that their products are constantly evolving based on user feedback. The products get better every year.

Darren Kropf, Active Transportation Manager, City of Kitchener

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