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joe on “Posting Video” [Forum]

Posted: 17 Jun 2009 10:51 AM PDT

Super-easy video posting is possible here on the forum. For most video sites, all you need to do is type in the URL of the video, and the forum will do all the nitty-gritty tech stuff of embedding a v… Read more…

joe on “Physically Seperate Bikelanes” [Forum]

Posted: 17 Jun 2009 10:40 AM PDT

Really good article from a couple weeks ago in NOW magazine… making the case for physically seperate bikelanes: 1. A separated lane will encourage those anxiously teetering on the edge of leaving th… Read more…

joe on “Bloor – Danforth” [Forum]

Posted: 17 Jun 2009 10:38 AM PDT

City is studying the idea of a Bloor-Danforth bikelane some more. National Post: City puts brakes on Bloor-Danforth bike lane Controversial plans for a crosstown bike lane along Bloor Street and Danfo… Read more…

joe on “Bike Train” [Forum]

Posted: 17 Jun 2009 10:34 AM PDT

Good article in the Toronto Sun about the Bike Train: Many cyclists have already hopped aboard the Bike Train for easy access to cycling routes in the Niagara Region. This year, new “pilot” routes wi… Read more…

joe on “Bike Train” [Forum]

Posted: 17 Jun 2009 10:32 AM PDT

2009 is the 2nd year for the BikeTrain. Service has been expanded, with big plans for the future. … Read more…

joe on “Bike Summit 2009″ [Forum]

Posted: 17 Jun 2009 10:29 AM PDT

Spacing Toronto had a great post about the BikeSummit the other day: In light of recent victories such as the Jarvis bike lane and last year’s 37-3 City Council vote in favour of the 5-year capit… Read more…

joe on “Bike Summit 2009″ [Forum]

Posted: 17 Jun 2009 10:26 AM PDT

For information about the BikeSummit, held May 28, 2009 … Read more…

Photos of the Week (June 1 – 7) [Main Blog]

Posted: 17 Jun 2009 08:39 AM PDT

Just in case you missed one of the extremely popular Photos of the Day, here’s a re-cap from June 1 – 7.Photo of the Day: City Hall VistaLooking up Bay Street.Photo by chewie2008~Photo of the Day: In … Read more…

Reminder: Ward 29 Bikes Public Meeting Tonight [Main Blog]

Posted: 17 Jun 2009 07:47 AM PDT

Ward 29 Bikes invites you (Yes, you! Even if you don’t ride a bike!) to a public meeting on Wednesday, June 17, 2009. City staff and local cyclists will be on hand to discuss the current and future st… Read more…

joe on “How to use the TTC Bike Racks” [Forum]

Posted: 17 Jun 2009 06:56 AM PDT

Fantastic Todd! I’ve been looking for a video on the bus racks. This will be very useful for a lot of people. :) … Read more…

toddtyrtle on “How to use the TTC Bike Racks” [Forum]

Posted: 17 Jun 2009 06:18 AM PDT

This was buried on the TTC web site in an MOV file that you had to download. I uploaded it to youtube so it would be easier for people to view. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DypIMLpoOB8Read more…

toddtyrtle on “What’s Your Commute?” [Forum]

Posted: 17 Jun 2009 06:15 AM PDT

Yeah, it’s interesting to see how others do it. I find, sadly, that Toronto is one of the more difficult cities to bike in. Quebec City was really great – lots of bike lanes and I didn’t meet *one* an… Read more…

toddtyrtle on “Close Calls” [Forum]

Posted: 17 Jun 2009 06:04 AM PDT

Defensive cycling is important. I tend to assume a driver will do the stupidest thing I can imagine and then act on that. Usually I’m wrong but when I’m right it saves me. Still, there’s an especially… Read more…

BikeMonth Events on Thurs, June 18, 2009 [Main Blog]

Posted: 17 Jun 2009 05:44 AM PDT

CAN-BIKE 26pm-9pmAdvance your skills with other bicycle commuters and recreational riders who already ride in traffic. Course includes Highway Traffic Act sessions, bike-handling skills, classroom dis… Read more…

Headlines: Promoting Cycling to Newcomers, The Bike Train, and Cycling Advocacy [Main Blog]

Posted: 17 Jun 2009 04:30 AM PDT

Spacing Toronto: Reaching the Summit – Cycling Advocacy and Community Engagement Just three days into this year’s Bike Month, a damp May 28th was host to Bike Summit 2009, a day-long conference on cy… Read more…

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OH YEAH! Sexy people stopping at a red light

I shared the above photo on facebook the other day, and it got such a good response, I thought I’d share it here too. Look at all these sexy people on bikes stopped at a red light (at a T intersection, no less). Sooooo hot. See it (and a good discussion) on the City of […]

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PHOTO OF THE DAY: Messenger’s Line

Source: Original photo – by Phanciest on Flickr. Toronto via Flickr. See this and 7,000+ other amazing bike photos in the Biking Toronto Flickr Group.

OH YEAH! Toronto lawyer helps cyclists pedal through ‘unjust’ legal system

For cyclists injured in an accident, navigating the legal system can be as hard as biking through downtown Toronto during rush hour, says lawyer Patrick Brown. “The system can be very complicated and a lot of cyclists don’t know what entitlements they have,” he said. That’s why Brown, an ardent cycling advocate, has partnered with […]

INFRASTRUCTURE: Help out with the Toronto Parks and Trails Wayfinding Strategy

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NEWS: Car Columnist has trouble remembering bicycle turn signals; bitches about it

A car columnist for the Globe whines about hand signals being too confusing for him.  Because remembering stuff is hard. He also blames car-bike collisions on drivers not understanding bike hand signals.  That’s totally the reason there are collisions.  It’s not drivers being inattentive or the self-righteous belief that being in a car means they should […]

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INFRASTRUCTURE: New Contraflow Bikelane on Florence St.

Having fun watching cyclists discover the freshly installed bike lane on Florence St. In just a couple minutes since I arrived, over a dozen eastbound cyclists who yesterday were going the wrong way on Florence illegally, have adjusted their lane positioning into the centre of the new contra-flow bicycle lane coming around the corner from […]

OH YEAH: Don’t make bicyclists more visible. Make drivers stop hitting them.

About 100 years ago, the auto industry pulled off a neat trick: It stole the public roadways from us. See, in the early days of the motor vehicle, there used to be this quaint idea that the person operating the giant machine should look out for other people. Then came mass production and the Model […]

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PHOTO OF THE DAY: Richmond street

Source: Original photo – by Fixed in Silver on Flickr.  via Flickr. See this and 7,000+ other amazing bike photos in the Biking Toronto Flickr Group.

INFRASTRUCTURE: Pan Am Path Update: Launch Event May 16

Pan Am Path Art Relay Launch Event May 16 With the international attention that the Pan Am Games will generate, a unique window of opportunity will open to showcase the city’s natural assets to an international public. The Pan Am Path, a project initiated by an independent not-for-profit community-led organization called Friends of the Pan […]

HOW TO: Yvonne Bambrick tackles the commuting fear factor

Is it safe to cycle in a large city like Toronto? In her new book The Urban Cycling Survival Guide, Toronto cycling advocate Yvonne Bambrick attempts to address the “fear factor” that riders new to bike commuting might feel as they roll through our crowded streets.  In a conversation with CBC Radio’s Metro Morning, Bambrick said it […]

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