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June 20: 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.

Pedestrian struck by SUV dies of injuries

The 60-year-old woman was on the west side of the intersection at Lakeshore Blvd. W. and Long Branch Ave., just east of Browns Line, when a northbound Jeep Grand Cherokee turning left onto Lakeshore struck her as she crossed to the south side of the stree

Elderly Pedestrian Struck And Killed By School Bus

The impact from the crash reportedly sent the man flying in front of several horrified witnesses. Joseph Cosentino was pronounced dead a short time later at the scene, becoming Toronto’s 25th traffic fatality of 2008. Twelve of those have been pedestrians

Two women killed crossing street in east end

Police say the women were struck by a car while walking across Pharmacy Avenue at Arnall Avenue, south of Steeles, just after midnight.

Child In Coma, Man Under Arrest Following Alleged Hit And Run

It happened just before 9pm Sunday night on Roche Court in Mississauga, when a car police suspect was speeding in a residential area filled with high rises – and kids – struck a four-year-old, dragging him several feet. The driver then sped off, leaving t

CityNews: Mother And 3-Year-Old Get Hit By Car In North York

“The woman didn’t look too well. She didn’t even move I don’t think after she hit the windshield. Just got flopped down. The kid was kind of like a ball type of thing. You could hear the screams,” explained rattled witness Ron McNamara.

Mississauga child badly injured in hit and run

If more people used their bikes to get to work year-round, that would greatly reduce traffic congestion at the times it really matters: the two daily rush hours.

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PHOTO OF THE DAY: Making Tracks

Source: Original photo – by Georgie_grrl on Flickr. Taking a little time to wander around Kensington with Michael and his work colleague Marco and showing him the ‘hood. 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 […]

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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

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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 […]

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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 […]