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Seven-Year-Old Girl on Bike Dies After Being Hit By Car In Scarborough

Tragedy in Scarborough. It makes me sick with sympathy for her family to write about it, so here’s links to a bunch of news articles about it:

Driver who hit 7-year-old was going just 20 km/h
The driver who struck 7-year-old Victoria Jones on a quiet east-end street this week was going half the speed limit and wasn’t talking on his cellphone

Girl dies after being run down in crosswalk
A seven-year-old girl has been killed after being struck by a van while riding her bicycle in a designated crosswalk. Police say a 41-year-old man allegedly
7-year-old girl dies after being struck by a truck
A 7-year-old girl on her bicycle was struck and killed by a construction truck in a quiet east Toronto neighbourhood yesterday afternoon.
Cyclist, 7, dead after being struck by van
A seven-year-old girl is dead after she was struck by a van while riding her bike yesterday. Toronto police say a 41-year-old man was driving along Bay
Girl, 7, fatally struck by car in northeast end
A girl was killed today after being struck by a vehicle in the city’s north-east end. The 7-year-old was hit around noon while crossing in front of 200 Bay
‘She died with the family all together’
The cluster of flowers and stuffed animals grew yesterday at the crosswalk where Victoria Anne Hazel Jones died in her mother’s arms as her
Girl, 7, dies after being struck by vehicle
A seven-year-old girl was killed Tuesday afternoon after being struck by a van while riding her bicycle in the Warden and Sheppard avenues area.
Girl, 7, dies after being struck at crosswalk
Toronto police are investigating after a seven-year-old girl was killed at a crosswalk in the city’s east end in front of her brother.
TO girl, 7, fatally hit by van
A seven-year-old girl has died from her injuries after being struck by a car in Scarborough on Tuesday afternoon. The girl was riding her bike
Eight-Year-Old Girl Critical After Being Hit By A Car In Scarborough
An eight-year-old girl was rushed to hospital without any vital signs Tuesday afternoon after being hit by a car on Bay Mills Boulevard, near Warden and
‘Very tragic end to summer’
The cluster of flowers and stuffed animals grew Wednesday at the crosswalk where Victoria Anne Hazel Jones died in her mother’s

‘Special young lady’ killed at crosswalk
Megan Pettit, left, looks on as tributes to her daughter Victoria Jones, 7, are laid at a memorial on Bay Mills Boulevard on Wednesday morning.



EVENT: Sat, July 4 – Bike Pirates celebrates their 9th Birthday

Please join us this Saturday, JULY 4TH, for some fun, food, and high fives. We couldn’t have made it to 9 years without the support of this community!We will be outside the shop for part of the afternoon saying hello to our new Parkdale neighbours, so come by to see the shop in action, have […]


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The cyclist wasn’t on the road (standing on sidewalk), but car struck a hydro pole, which then killed them. Awful. A cyclist has been confirmed dead by York Regional Police following a vehicle collision on Dufferin St. north of Steeles Ave. on Monday evening. Two cyclists were on the sidewalk corner of Dufferin St. and […]


OH YEAH! The Viaduct bikelanes get MORE green paint!

Well, I don’t know what’s going on.  This is a level of paying attention to cycling infrastructure on the Bloor Viaduct that, quite frankly, I thought I’d never see (and it pissed me off, often). But now, after the green paint that was laid down late last week in the bikelane, there is now MORE […]


FACEPALM: City closes Hoskin bikelane for PanAm Games

What’s a great idea?  Closing down one of the busiest bikelanes in the city and not providing a detour that’s safe for cyclists (and pedestrians) because of the “short distance of the inconvenience”. A sign erected on June 25 indicates the closure of the Hoskin bike lane for two months during the Pan Am Games. […]


INSTAGRAM: Bells on Danforth

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OH YEAH: Easy Bikes – A New Name for Upright Bikes?

Interesting article from Momentum Mag from earlier this month: Did the Wall Street Journal just rename the most accessible, useful, and comfortable of all bicycle styles? Upright bicycles, sometimes referred to by Momentum Mag as city bikes, are hands down the best style of bicycle for daily use. A relaxed frame geometry and swept-back handlebars combine to […]



Source: Original photo – by uncomman on Flickr. I feel like this woman is a hardened cyclist in Toronto despite her delicate look. Helmet, water, bike lock and music ready to go. Compact commuter pack with carabiner all set. Swagger on two wheels, check plus. via Flickr. See this and 7,000+ other amazing bike photos […]


INFRASTRUCTURE: Waterfront Toronto wants your feedback on the new Queen’s Quay

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