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OH YEAH!  Toronto Twitter bot tracks pedestrian and cyclist collisions

If you visit/share/RT only 1 twitter account today, make it @StruckTOBot.  The creator, James Tubbs, is totally right – most of Toronto just goes “oh, someone else was killed by a car… ho-hum”, like a human life doesn’t matter versus cars being able to go as fast as they want to go, anywhere they please. […]

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BIKEMONTH! What’s on today – Thurs, May 26, 2016

BikeMonth doesn’t officially start until Monday, May 30th,  Bike To Work Day, but there are still events going on and they are on the BikeMonth calendar! Here’s what’s on deck for today: Evergreen Bike Works | Women’s Road Ride 2 — Looking for a new group of women to ride with? Hoping to increase your […]

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INFRASTRUCTURE: Cycling Network Plan: What’s in store for Scarborough?

Other than the implication that pushing a study of the Danforth back for two full years isn’t a big deal, this is a good synopsis of what the new bike plan means for Scarborough (mostly southwest Scarborough): A ­May 2016 Angus Reid Forum poll revealed that 88% of Scarborough residents support a comprehensive, interconnected and […]

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LET’S GO PARKING! How Toronto Can Expand Bike Parking

In Toronto, the City’s Transportation Services Division is responsible for sidewalk bike parking as well as other short- and long-term bike parking facilities. Although Toronto is not yet home to automated underground bike storage, Transportation Services manages several other solutions that allow for a higher volume of bike parking and a greater level of security. […]

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MAPS!  The City of Toronto is shipping out new cycling maps!

Who else gets unreasonably excited about new cycling maps? Via the Toronto Cycling twitter account. 2016 Toronto Cycling Map is printed & on its way to folding – just in time for #BiketoWorkDay2016 @BikeMonth #bikeTO pic.twitter.com/fAIvjgJGv2 — Toronto Cycling (@TO_Cycling) May 19, 2016

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MAPS! Toronto Bike Lane Map Updated!

Back in 2006, when Biking Toronto started, one of the first things I did was create a Google Map of the city’s bike lanes.  At the time, the map only existed in paper and in PDF from the City, and I figured if I wanted a Google Map, other people did too. Over the last […]

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MAPS! How People in Toronto Get to Work

Interesting maps about how people get to work in Toronto. The map above is driving, but check out all the maps.  Cycling is not common outside the core, which we all know, because it’s the only place with somewhat safe cycling infrastructure. Like walking, commuting on two wheels in Toronto can be quite a challenge, […]

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ELSEWHERE: Paris Goes Car-Free First Sunday of Every Month

This is what “world class” cities do: The Paris Breathes campaign, responsible for implementing the program, blocks off 13 sections of the city at various times throughout the day. Sections are closed for various time periods ranging from four to 10 hours, according to the campaign’s website. There are an additional four locations that go car-free for […]

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PHOTO OF THE DAY: the daily ride

Source: Original photo – by paul.d.mansfield on Flickr.via Flickr. See this and 7,000+ other amazing bike photos in the Biking Toronto Flickr Group. Also check out the thousands of amazing photos that have been shared on instagram with the #biketo hashtag!

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SPOILER ALERT! Biking in Toronto will change your life

It’s true.  Biking is a life-changer. You should never do something because everyone else is doing it. But in this case, it means biking is a safe and reliable form of transportation and confirms everything I said up there is factual information. More: Why You Should Try Biking in Toronto – 29Secrets