Finnish City of Oulu Shows How Winter Cycling Can Rule

By The Energy Mix

Though the blame for Canada’s dearth of winter cyclists is typically placed on weather, it is the lack of dedicated—and snow-cleared—bike routes that keeps people tethered to their cars and public transit, according to a video that profiles the 200,000-strong city of Oulu, Finland as Exhibit A for how to make winter cycling work.

... With a network of safe paths and frequent, reliable snow removal in place, Oulu proves that a jacket, mitts, and a toque are all it takes to have a blast on a bike in winter (though he neglects to mention how a toque can fit under a helmet, hmmm). He also advises Canadian car habitués to understand that it isn’t all that cold out—at least not if you dress for it.

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