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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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VIDEO: What’s it like to ride Bloor Street without bike lanes?

Metro Morning‘s Matt Galloway decided to document what it was like riding Bloor St. without bikelanes, in advance of the City Council vote about a bike lane pilot: What does it look like to ride a bike down Bloor Street in rush hour without bike lanes? I strapped a GoPro onto my helmet to find out. […]


EVENTS: Pre-BikeMonth Events This Week (May 2 – 8, 2016)

While BikeMonth doesn’t officially start until May 30th with the big Group Commute to City Hall, the BikeMonth site is still listing events in May. Here is what is currently scheduled on the site for the upcoming week. Click on any event to go to the BikeMonth listing for more info. Tuesday, May 3 Cycle […]


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 […]


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 […]