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The Wind-Hodgson family gets around Ottawa by bike, bus and the occasional rental car. They say cycling is great exercise, relieves stress and saves them a lot of money. Photo by David Chernushenko.
The Wind-Hodgson family relies on pedal power to get to the Ottawa Farmers Market. Photo by David Chernushenko.
Ottawa caterer Judi Varga-Toth is thriving in the Wellington West-Hintonburg business district, where many shop owners have discovered that pedestrian- and cycling-friendly initiatives bring in at least as much business as car parking. Photo by David Chernushenko.
Anna Chernushenko, 4, enjoys the sights and sounds of the city when pulled around Ottawa by her bicycling mother Marie-Odile and father, Bike City, Great City director David Chernushenko. Photo by David Chernushenko.
Copenhagen, Denmark, represents the gold standard in cycling that North American cities can and should emulate. Photo by David Chernushenko.
The bicycle is a normal, practical mode of travel for people of all ages and types in Copenhagen, Denmark, one of the world’s great cycling cities. Photo by David Chernushenko.
No Spandex or racing bikes required to ride around the bike-friendly streets of Copenhagen, Denmark. Photo by David Chernushenko.
The train station in Freiburg, Germany, has thousands of bike parking spots — still not enough to meet the demand. Photo by David Chernushenko.
David Chernushenko, director of Bike City, Great City, learned firsthand how much fun it can be to tour a big city like New York on two wheels.
Jesse McDonough, right, general manager and tour guide at Bike the Big Apple, maps out the route for a ride through Manhattan and Brooklyn. Photo by David Chernushenko.
Cyclists in Chicago are forced to create their own bike parking. As in most North American cities, the number of cyclists now far outstrips the meager supply of bike parking available in residential, office and shopping areas. Photo by David Chernushenko.
Cyclists show their sartorial style at the Velo Vogue fashion show, a part of the 2012 Capital VeloFest in Ottawa. Photo by David Chernushenko.
The Laurier Avenue Segregated Bike Lane is a pilot project in Ottawa, Canada. Usage has far exceeded expectations, with as many as 3,000 riders taking advantage of the eight-block stretch through downtown on a nice summer day. Photo by David Chernushenko.
Ottawa’s Laurier Avenue is enormously popular with active commuters now that a segregated bike lane takes them safely through the downtown core. Photo by David Chernushenko.