Many of us in Halifax love to commute with a bike on a daily bases. Though, not all people feel safe to ride a bike in this city. For immigrants, their challenge is not just about safety. But, also language, rules, and regulations, knowing the city and where to find a bike or get maintenance, these are some of the obstacles that many immigrants are facing.
Canada is welcoming thousands of immigrants every year from 
all around the world. Most immigrants are from countries 
like UK, China, Philippines, USA, India, Egypt, Israel, Bhutan, Iran, and Germany. The cultural diversity makes determining these obstacles even harder. For instance, in some cultures is not common for women to ride a bike. In some others, riding a bike without helmet and lights is popular. Not to mention, some immigrants do not know how to ride a bike. Being in Canada stops some immigrants from cycling until they learn the Canadian traffic rules and regulations. Another barrier which most newcomers are facing with is language. Lack of language skill is stopping many immigrants from communicating with others or learn traffic rules. This booklet is the result of my research and helps to overcome cycling obstacles to new arrivals.

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