My husband's job will be moving him to Hamilton in two months, while I stay in Saskatoon for my job . In my ongoing quest to get him riding a bike more often, it would be nice if his new place was on a very bike commute-friendly route to work. He'll be working at about 1300 Main St. E (Between Kenilworth and King). Can anyone suggest what neighbourhoods/routes would work best? Here are the requirements:
-Less than 5 km each way (he's new to this!)
-scenic MUPs would be nice
-quiet low traffic streets or good bike lanes are okay
-the escarpment would probably kill him (up AND down!)
-neighbourhood should be good quality, even though he's looking to rent (basement suite?)
If there's no such thing as a bike-friendly commute in that area, are there other areas of the city you'd recommend, just in general?