I started biking to work about two months ago. Honestly, it took me many years (I think about 6) of working downtown before I finally got enough nerve up to ride to work. Very silly. I should have been riding this whole time!
I have to admit it is sometimes scary with the cars but it’s not nearly as bad as you think. 😉
Here’s a great organization I just joined. I’m so happy that people in Calgary are lobbying the government to improve bike access. I will be putting my own two cents into this!
P.S. In case no one ever realized, to get out of downtown either north or south, you have to ride your bike uphill. Yes. Up. I have walked those hills so many times but on a bike it’s very different!