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Bryna Hallam

Bryna Hallam

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Bryna Hallam is the Times Colonist's digital news editor. Before joining the paper in 2011, Bryna was an arts editor at a cycling magazine, a copy editor at the Globe and Mail and a journalism trainer in Sierra Leone. She attended the University of Victoria, where she studied linguistics and professional writing and publishing.

  • Pandora lane a chance for Victoria to get serious about bicycles

    UPDATE: Councillors have discarded the third option for Pandora, and will ask the public to weigh in on two options, both of which include traffic signal changes: A two-way protected bike lane . . .

    Bryna HallamFebruary 26, 2015

  • YYJ bikes: September cycling events in Victoria, B.C.

    Enjoy those last days of summer -- there are still plenty of bike events happening in September. Be sure to check back, as I'll be updating the list as the month goes on. Know about an upcoming . . .

    Bryna HallamSeptember 1, 2014

  • The cyclists’ dreaded door prize

    A Victoria cyclist was injured this week when she ran into a van door that opened in front her — a situation sometimes referred to as a “door prize.” (Read about the crash here.) Running into a door. . .

    Bryna HallamAugust 13, 2014

  • Bike bits: Pedal-less bicycle, bad crash, cycling education with a Canadian twist

    A round-up of bike-related ephemera that caught my eye recently. This week: bad crashes, pedal-less bikes, learning with Lego. Collision sends bike flying Yes, it was a month ago, but I still can’t . . .

    Bryna HallamAugust 9, 2014

  • Bicycle Master Plan a chance for Victoria to become ‘Canada’s cycling capital’

    I’m glad to see that Victoria is moving forward with its new Bicycle Master Plan. The last one is nearly 20 years old, and covered up to 2010. The five-year priority plan, which highlights six . . .

    Bryna HallamAugust 8, 2014

  • YYJ bikes: August cycling events in Victoria, B.C.

    Does it get any better than riding a bike around Victoria in August? While an impromptu ride and picnic are an excellent way to spend a summer day, there are plenty of events going on if you prefer . . .

    Bryna HallamAugust 7, 2014

  • YYJ bikes: July cycling events in Victoria, B.C.

    July brings blue skies, warm temperatures — and lots of bike-related events! Be sure to check back, I'll be updating the list as the month goes on. Know about an upcoming event? Pass it on! . . .

    Bryna HallamJuly 10, 2014

  • On a bicycle or in a car, road rage is ugly

    I was caught in the fringes of a cyclist-on-driver rage last week. The incident that sparked it seemed pretty minor. Three cyclists (including me) were riding on the right-hand edge of a lane, . . .

    Bryna HallamJuly 8, 2014

  • Hello transit priority corridor, goodbye bike lane

    I don't ride Douglas Street often, even though it has a bike lane, out of choice. Quite frankly, there are more pleasant ways for me to get where I'm going. I made an exception over the past few . . .

    Bryna HallamJuly 4, 2014

  • Reasons to ride a bicycle

    Happy Bike to Work Week! Whether you ride every day or are a fair-weather cyclist, a longtime pedaler or just testing the bike paths, BTWW is a good time to celebrate all the reasons to ride. Here . . .

    Bryna HallamMay 29, 2014

  • She's like the wind: How to cycle in a skirt

    Everyone, I have an announcement! I have a superpower: I can call the wind. But it only works when I get on my bike, and it's ALWAYS A HEADWIND. So maybe more a curse than a power. The discovery has. . .

    Bryna HallamApril 16, 2014

  • Mexico City by bike

    Two weeks ago, a friend and I had our plans for a New York weekend thwarted by that giant storm that hit the East Coast. Unable to fly into the city, we came up with an alternative plan, based . . .

    Bryna HallamMarch 1, 2014

  • Baby, it's cold outside: What to wear on your bike when it's freezing

    With all the talk about how Victoria is in for a cold winter — temperatures this week are forecast to hover around zero during the day, then dip as low as -7 at night — every cyclist I know has had . . .

    Bryna HallamDecember 3, 2013

  • How riding a bike got me up a mountain

    We weren’t even a third of the way through our hike, but I was trying not to let my legs know. Then P spoke up. “Aren’t you glad you ride a Dutch bike?” he chirped, referring to my bike’s 50-pound . . .

    Bryna HallamOctober 24, 2013

  • New bike lanes good, not great

    I appreciate the new bike lanes being installed in front of my house, but every time I look at them, I want to run out yelling: “Stop, you’re doing it wrong!” Don’t get me wrong -- I’m glad that . . .

    Bryna HallamOctober 2, 2013

  • 11 more days to squeeze in summer fun

    All I could think last week as I stopped on the side of Fernwood Road to pull on my rain pants was too soon, too soon, TOO SOON! I’m not ready to wear rubber boats and to arrive everywhere with wet . . .

    Bryna HallamSeptember 11, 2013

  • Guilt-free cronuts?

    I consider occasional indulgences to be one of the joys of cycling every day. Which is to say: I ate a cronut, and I loved it. I know many food cultures have their own version of fried dough treats,. . .

    Bryna HallamAugust 20, 2013

  • Rolling into summer with Bike Ride

    I've said it before, but here it is again: Theatre Skam's Bike Ride is my favourite summer event. What's not to love? Twelve mini performances – including spoken word poetry, music, dance and drama . . .

    Bryna HallamJuly 10, 2013

  • In defence of scofflaw cyclists

    I suspect that David Suzuki and I agree on a great many things. His criticism of cyclists – OK, scofflaw cyclists – is not one of them. A lot of criticism of the growing number of cyclists in cities. . .

    Bryna HallamJuly 9, 2013

  • You can make every week Bike to Work Week (honest)

    I rode every day during Bike to Work Week last week - even though bugs got stuck in my lipgloss. One day my hair looked great, two days it had tell-tale ridges from my helmet, and then I stopped . . .

    Bryna HallamJune 4, 2013

  • Will pedals power your vote?

    If you're still working out who to vote for in Tuesday's B.C. election, and you'd like to consider parties' stance on pedal-powered transportation, check out the B.C. Cycling Coalition, which gives . . .

    May 12, 2013

  • Two-wheeled signs of spring

    I don't care what the calendar says - spring is here when (1) I can ride my bike without my gloves, (2) I refuse to let a torrential downpour little bit of rain keep me from riding, and (3) I pack . . .

    April 19, 2013

  • The search for cycletopia

    I spend most of my transportation time biking, walking or riding the bus around town, so I end up thinking a lot about how those things could be improved. That's because, in general, things aren't . . .

    Bryna HallamFebruary 26, 2013


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