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OH YEAH! Pop-up bike lane on Bloor St to be unveiled at Open Streets TO

This Sunday!!! Event Date:  Sunday, September 6, 2015 – 09:00 to 13:00 Event Location:  Open Street TO Markham & Bloor See map: Google Maps We’re unveilling a pop-up bike lane on Bloor St near Markham St during Open Streets TO on Sunday September 6th between 9:00am and 1:00pm. The pop-up bike lane is the next […]

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TECH: Gadgets for cyclists provide directions, theft protection

Honestly a pretty decent lengthy article about a lot of new bike tech products. Ever wish your bike could give you directions while you ride, turn on a motor to give you a boost up steep hills, or alert you if someone tries to steal it from its parking spot? Here’s a look at some […]

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PHOTO OF THE DAY: Early morning bike pals!

Source: Original photo – by happy d 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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VIDEO: What is #OpenStreetsTO and why you need to take part

The streets are opening this coming Sunday (Sept. 9) morning for OpenStreetsTO!  Toronto’s streets are YOUR streets.  Come and celebrate them. This video was put together by the Downtown Yonge BIA.  How do we get all BIAs to be so enlightened?

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OH YEAH! Cycle tracks to be extended along Richmond-Adelaide corridor

Well, this is light speed for Toronto.  After deciding in early July to extend the pilot Cycle Tracks on Richmond and Adelaide over to Parliament St, work is ready to start on actually doing it! If only all bike lane installation was so quick. The City of Toronto is extending the cycle tracks – separated […]

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INFRASTRUCTURE: Toronto too slow to replace cycle track bollards

It’s not easy being a bollard.Whether they’re being run over by garbage trucks, removed due to construction or struck by motorists, the flexible posts that separate Toronto’s cycle tracks from the road have taken a beating.Just over half the bollards installed along Richmond, Adelaide and Wellesley streets last year have survived intact. About 30 per […]

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OH YEAH! Librarian Bikes Around San Francisco Towing a Mini Library

School librarian Alicia Tapia is on a mission to spread the love of reading. Knowing the important influence books can have on literacy and learning she started towing a miniature library around San Francisco in 2013. She calls her creation Bibliobicicleta. “Books do something for the human brain that nothing else can,” she tells GOOD. […]

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EVENT: Sun, Sept 6 – #OpenStreetsTO

OpenStreetsTO is back next sunday, and it’s expanded!  Now Bloor St. will be open all the way to Christie! Open Streets TO will be the city’s largest free recreation program, unlike any other in Toronto or Canada. We are creating a world-class program that connects our diverse neighbourhoods and people across the city. Open Streets […]

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VIDEO: How to Add Bike Lanes and Help Car Traffic

As bike lanes get added to streets around the US one common concern keeps arising: how will this affect congestion? Narrowing roadways by including bike lanes seems like it would clearly increase car traffic, but data from New York City suggests that when done correctly, adding bike lanes can actually speed up traffic flow. Since […]

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EVENT: Sept 3-6 – Bicycle Opera Project – Toronto Performances

The Bicycle Opera Project is back in Ontario and have 4 performances in Toronto next week. More info on the facebook event page.  Get a good primer on the project from this video from the CBC’s The National. The Bicycle Opera Project is a group of young professional artists dedicated to bringing high-quality, accessible opera […]

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