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Apr. 11: Weekly News Wrap-up

Here’s a wrap-up of all the newsy posts that have been up on BikingToronto since last friday. Enjoy.

  • No Big Box in Leslieville Community Rally
    This Sunday, April 13th, there will be a community rally at Jimmie Simpson Park at 870 Queen East (just east of the railway bridge) to rally in opposition to the proposed “power centre” development in Leslieville on Eastern Avenue. The proposed development may bad for the area, despite the protestations…
  • NOW Magazine: 3 Things I would do to make T.O. more bike-friendly
    NOW magazine has interviewed a few active cycling advocates and published their lists of 3 things they’d do to make Toronto more bike-friendly. Darren Stehr, Tammy Thorne, Adrian Heaps, Fred Sztabinski, and Wayne Scott all have their say. [pictured is Fred Sztabinski of TCAT]
  • Torontoist posts about the 2008 Toronto Bike Summit
    Tomorrow is the last day for early-bird registration for the 2008 Toronto Bike Summit. Early bird registrants get entered into a draw for a one night stay for two in a Deluxe Guestroom at the Fairmont Royal York. Not too shabby! :) It’s good to see bikey things picked up…
  • U.S. Statistics about Bicycling Safety
    This isn’t really about cycling safety – it’s an interesting graphic taking American statistics and plotting out the odds of dying from different activities: Click for larger version (opens new window) Motor Vehicle Accident = 1 in 84 Pedestrian Accident = 1 in 626 Bicycling Accident = 1 in 4,919…
  • Petition Car to be part of Earth Day
    The wonderful people at Streets Are For People are getting the word out – with a petition car – painted all white with thousands of signatures asking the government to stop funding automobile infrastructure at the expense of public transit and cycling infrastructure. You can sign the petition online…

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VISION ZERO: A Road Safety Plan for Toronto

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