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Apr. 4: Toronto’s Weekly Carnage

About Toronto’s Weekly Carnage:

Toronto’s Weekly Carnage is inspired by NYC’s Streetsblog Weekly Carnage feature. The aim of this series of posts is to bring attention to the death and destruction wrought by automobiles and an auto-centric culture. Pursuing policies promoting walking, cycling and public transit could help reduce the carnage.

Five students hurt in school bus crash

Five students were sent to hospital, one with serious injuries, after a collision between a bus and two cars in Whitchurch-Stouffville this morning.

Crash Closes Part Of Broadview Avenue

A stretch of Broadview Avenue near Danforth was closed early Thursday after a car smashed into a pole, bringing down hydro wires. Police say the 70-year-old driver may have suffered a heart attack when he lost control of his car around 4am.

Man Dies After Car Plunges Into Pond

The accident happened around 6:40am on westbound Rutherford Road between Creditstone and Jane. Police say the victim is from the Toronto area and was on his way to work when the deadly crash happened.

Victim Airlifted Following Head-On Crash

Police say the car’s driver crossed over the centre line and collided with the tractor-trailer. It happened around 6pm near Woodbine and Ravenshoe.

5 injured in suspected street racing accident

Police said two cars were speeding at about 9:30 p.m. when one of the cars drove through a red light on Lawrence Avenue at Midland Avenue and hit a third car. Four people in the speeding car and a woman driving the car that was hit suffered…

Couple Hit By Car Near ACC

The driver apparently suffered some sort of seizure and lost control, going through a red light and hitting the couple and then a pole. The motorist and the two pedestrians were all taken to hospital with non life-threatening injuries.

Brinks Truck Rollover Traps Three Inside

A firefighter uses a sledgehammer to smash the window of the armored vehicle to try and free two Brinks guards stuck in the back of the truck. Crews had a difficult time trying to free those inside.

Motorist hit by car on QEW

A 24-year-old Hamilton man was taken to hospital early today after he was struck by a car on the Queen Elizabeth Way while surveying the damage to his own car from another collision.

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TRUTH: The business of bikes and parking

Click on through to Spacing to see the full infographic. There has been some debate about whether bike lanes on Bloor would hurt or harm businesses. Spacing is republishing this infographic from our Fall 2014 issue to help inform the discussion. View Full Graphic: INFOGRAPHIC: The business of bikes and parking – Spacing Toronto


VIDEO: A DIY repair shop created by students for students

A great video introduction to U of T’s BikeChain from Global News (except there’s an ad that runs before it): ‘Bikechain’ was created in 2005 as a student project serving the University of Toronto student community. This DIY bicycle repair shop is based out of the St. George campus and is open to everyone on […]


MAPS! Helping cyclists avoid smoggy routes in Toronto and Montreal

  Amazing tool!  Played with it a long time.  Very telling that when you turn off the street map, high pollution levels still indicate where roads (and especially highways and the airport) are, and where the ravines (without highways) are. It is essentially a Google Map with an extra layer representing the average concentration of […]

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This is on until midnight on Saturday, April 30th, 2016! If you’re a regular visitor to Biking Toronto, you may notice little asks for you to join the update list.  This list updates you about new things on the site (and then you decide what you want to click through and read).  There are over […]


NEWS: Bloor Bike Lanes Pilot Should Be a Council No-Brainer. Here’s Why It’s Not. 

An excellent piece in Torontoist about why a bike lane pilot designed to collect data about benefits/detriments and overwhelming supported by the community is getting static from politicians: There really should have been little to no debate about this 2.5 kilometre bike lane pilot project running along Bloor Street West from Shaw Street to Avenue […]