Graham McAteerFredericton, NB
Graham is a civil engineer with a passion for active and sustainable transportation ecosystems. He is an avid year-round cyclist who loves to promote the mental, physical, and environmental benefits of cycling. If you ever wonder where to find Graham, he is most likely on his bicycle commuting to work, getting his groceries, or doing maintenance and repairs on his bicycles . He cycled over 4,000 km last year and plans to beat that number next year. He lives and breathes cycling, from keeping up with the latest news, reading books, to analyzing the latest research reports on the subject.
Wish you could get out of the house with your kids but still get them fresh air? A lot of development has taken place recently on how parents can take their kids to the park, to school, or wherever they need to go with using a car. Come learn about the various methods, a bikes used around the world to transport kids and their parents.
About this Project
My project will involve and/or impact the following communities:
- Refugees & newcomers
- LGBTQ2+ Community members
United Nations Sustainable Development Goals
When it comes to community impact projects, the UN has created 17 Sustainable Development Goals. These are the Sustainable Development Goals associated with my project.
- SDG 3: Good health and Well-being
- SDG 5: Gender equality
- SDG 10: Reduced inequalities
- SDG 11: Sustainable cities and communities
- SDG 12: Responsible consumption and production
- SDG 13: Climate action
How the project works
This will be an event to introduce prospective pedal parents to various tools, techniques and bikes they might need or use to transport their children. The event will be held in August before school starts. Before then: -Identify lenders or renters for various bike seats and cargobikes -Acquire helmets -Find ideal location, get permit -Find speaker, resources -Organise refreshments
Help disseminate cycling knowledge to encourage parents to get their kids out on bikes.
Promote Parents on Pedals
Our team has been organising cycling events for years, including the popular Slow Roll which connects local businesses with cyclists.
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