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June 29: New Content on BikingToronto

Headlines: Toronto Needs Some Car-Free Sundays [Main Blog]

Posted: 26 Jun 2009 10:20 AM PDT

Toronto Star: Where the streets have no cars Great article about Vancouver joining the ranks of New York, San Francisco, Portland, Bogota, etc in embracing the car-free streets movement.  They’ll… Read more…

June 26: Latest Comments Update [Main Blog]

Posted: 26 Jun 2009 07:50 AM PDT

Re: Headlines: Bamboo Bike Craze Posted: 25 Jun 2009 10:48 AM PDT I wonder how much flexy is it compared to steel.How will that affect power efficiency?I guess for short local trips it doesn’t matte… Read more…

June 26: New in the BikingToronto Forum [Main Blog]

Posted: 26 Jun 2009 06:29 AM PDT

joe on “Jarvis Street” Posted: 25 Jun 2009 10:37 AM PDT City Council has voted in favour of installing bikelanes on Jarvis when the reversible 5th lane is removed! What do you think of the decision?… Read more…

June 26: News from Other Cities [Elsewhere]

Posted: 26 Jun 2009 04:55 AM PDT

Photos from the Queens Park Anti-BikeTax Rally [Main Blog]

Posted: 26 Jun 2009 03:53 AM PDT

I just got back from the Anti-BikeTax Rally at Queens Park (the incoming HST will add about tax to bikes and related items – which have been previously exempt from Provincial Sales Tax), and I took so… Read more…

Weekly News Wrap-Up: Police Bike Blitz and More! [Main Blog]

Posted: 26 Jun 2009 02:41 AM PDT

Happy Friday! Time for all the news from the past week! :)Bike Union Releases First Annual Report The Toronto Cyclists Union has released their first Annual Report! The PDF is available here. Highligh… Read more…

Photo of the Day: Pink and Blue [Main Blog]

Posted: 26 Jun 2009 01:51 AM PDT

Photo by dalmond… Read more…

BikingToronto Archives: June 26 [Main Blog]

Posted: 26 Jun 2009 01:27 AM PDT

2006 Six Points Interchange Reconfiguration Education and Safety Subcommittee Meeting 2007 Photo of the Day – Tues, June 26thNews Links – Tues, June 26thNews from Elsewhere – Tues, June 26th2008Roge… Read more…

June 26: BikingToronto Flickr Group Update [Photos]

Posted: 25 Jun 2009 11:53 PM PDT

Bikes and the Tower Posted: 25 Jun 2009 07:31 PM PDT Georgie_grrl has added a photo to the pool: Seemed like a good spot to stop to shoot cyclists and the CN Tower. Bells on Bloor Posted: 25… Read more…

June 26: Style Flickr Group Update [Style]

Posted: 25 Jun 2009 11:38 PM PDT

Cycling Socks Posted: 25 Jun 2009 07:31 PM PDT Georgie_grrl has added a photo to the pool: I met up with Mondo and Alanna in front of Saving Gigi along the bike route. Socks from Sock Dreams! … Read more…

Bike Union Releases First Annual Report [Main Blog]

Posted: 25 Jun 2009 10:19 AM PDT

The Toronto Cyclists Union has released their first Annual Report! The PDF is available here. Highlights from the past year:- Hired an Executive Director to work full time for cycling issues- Partner… Read more…

Headlines: Bamboo Bike Craze [Main Blog]

Posted: 25 Jun 2009 09:05 AM PDT

Toronto Star: Riding a bike made of grass It’s light, it sucks carbon out of the air and you could compost it. What more would you want from your bike? Move over Prius, the bamboo bike is the next ho… Read more…

BikeTax Rally at Queens Park Tomorrow [Main Blog]

Posted: 25 Jun 2009 08:34 AM PDT

From Rowena Santos, who you may remember ran for City Council in 2006 in Ward 14 Parkdale-High ParkFellow Cyclists,As many of you know, the proposed 8% Harmonized Sales Tax (HST) will directly impact … Read more…

June 25: New in the BikingToronto Forum [Main Blog]

Posted: 25 Jun 2009 07:13 AM PDT

joe on “Scwinn Cadence (High Park)” Posted: 24 Jun 2009 05:34 AM PDT from craigslist: My bike was stolen tonight at around 6pm from outside my house. It looks like this (see below) If anyone sees it… Read more…

June 25: Added Yesterday to the Stolen Bike Listing [Main Blog]

Posted: 25 Jun 2009 07:13 AM PDT

joe on “Schwinn Cadence (High Park)” Posted: 24 Jun 2009 05:34 AM PDT from craigslist: My bike was stolen tonight at around 6pm from outside my house. It looks like this (see below) If anyone sees … Read more…

June 25: Latest Comments Update [Main Blog]

Posted: 25 Jun 2009 04:30 AM PDT

Re: Report from the Ward 29 Bikes Public Meeting Are the Richmond & Adelaide lanes contra-flow? I’m hoping they are, as that eliminates conflicts with right-turning cars. Re: Toronto Police … Read more…

Photo of the Day: St. Clair & Christie [Main Blog]

Posted: 25 Jun 2009 03:09 AM PDT

Photo by photofiend358… Read more…

BikingToronto Archives: June 25 [Main Blog]

Posted: 25 Jun 2009 02:59 AM PDT

2007 Photo of the Day – Mon, June 25thMississauga Embraces BikeFriday!News Links – Mon, June 25th News from Elsewhere – Mon, June 25th2008June 25: Cycling News from Around the World June 25: Today’s … Read more…

June 25: News from Other Cities [Elsewhere]

Posted: 25 Jun 2009 01:26 AM PDT

June 25: BikingToronto Flickr Group Update [Photos]

Posted: 25 Jun 2009 01:23 AM PDT

Wheels and Wings Posted: 24 Jun 2009 04:42 AM PDT Georgie_grrl has added a photo to the pool: Quite a few folks wore costumes or pimped their bikes for this event. Bike Lanes on Bloor and D… Read more…

Report from the Ward 29 Bikes Public Meeting [Main Blog]

Posted: 24 Jun 2009 11:26 AM PDT

Cycling advocate and BikingToronto reader Todd Tyrtle attended the Ward 29 Bikes Public Meeting last Wednesday, and brings us this report of things Dan Egan (Manager of Cycling Infrastructure for the … Read more…

June 24: New in the BikingToronto Forum [Main Blog]

Posted: 24 Jun 2009 06:22 AM PDT

toddtyrtle on “Public Meeting: Wednesday, June 17, 2009″ Posted: 23 Jun 2009 03:18 PM PDT Absolutely – I only wish I’d done a better job of taking notes. Like I said, I’ll bring the digital recorder… Read more…

BikeMonth Events on Thurs, June 25, 2009 [Main Blog]

Posted: 24 Jun 2009 05:51 AM PDT

Toronto Cyclists Union “Cinq à Sept”5pm-7pmThis monthly event is intended to provide a space where bike union board, executive, management team, ward captains, volunteers, and members can come togethe… Read more…

June 24: Latest Comments Update [Main Blog]

Posted: 24 Jun 2009 03:43 AM PDT

Re: Headlines: Helmet Saftey Runs in the Family Re: BikingToronto: Toronto Starts Looking at BikeSharing Options Re: BikingToronto: Toronto Starts Looking at BikeSharing Options Re: City Amendin… Read more…

Popular May 2009 Posts [Main Blog]

Posted: 24 Jun 2009 03:06 AM PDT

Here are the 10 blog posts that saw the most action in May.1. Two New Electric Bike Stores in TownWhether or not you’ve seen them, or like them, or think they have a right to use bikelanes, you’re abo… Read more…

Toronto Police Bike Blitz: Helpful or Harmful? [Main Blog]

Posted: 24 Jun 2009 02:15 AM PDT

Spacing Toronto has a great post from Dave “Mez” Meslin (who has also posted it on his new blog – Mez Dispenser) on the Toronto Police Services’ “Safe Cycling Campaign” (forum discussion here)… abou… Read more…

Photo of the Day: College St. Bikelane [Main Blog]

Posted: 24 Jun 2009 01:57 AM PDT

Photo by martinho… Read more…

BikingToronto Archives: June 24 [Main Blog]

Posted: 24 Jun 2009 01:55 AM PDT

2006 P.S. Kensington Tomorrow 2007 Photo of the Day – Sun. June 24th2008June 24: Weekly Site Daily Digest June 24: Today’s Headlines Yesterday on the BikingToronto Community Added Yesterday to the S… Read more…

June 24: News from Other Cities [Elsewhere]

Posted: 24 Jun 2009 12:57 AM PDT

Musician, artist, bike lover David Byrne in Portland tonight [BikePortland] Posted: 23 Jun 2009 05:54 PM PDT David Byrne (R) chats with NYC bike activist Noah Budnick. (Image: Streetfilms) Rock and … Read more…

June 23: TCAT News Bulletin [Main Blog]

Posted: 23 Jun 2009 08:01 AM PDT

BikingToronto is a TCAT supporter. Here’s the latest from TCAT: 1. CBC Radio One Morning Shows Across the Country Feature Bike Helmet Legislation Alternatives: Jun 22 On June 22nd between 6 and 9 a…. Read more…

June 23: New in the BikingToronto Forum [Main Blog]

Posted: 23 Jun 2009 07:51 AM PDT

joe on “Bike Parking Handbook” Posted: 22 Jun 2009 08:46 AM PDT The City has a do-it-yourself bicycle parking handbook in order to help citizens and companies order and install bike parking. Click t… Read more…

June 23: BikingToronto Flickr Group Update [Photos]

Posted: 23 Jun 2009 01:49 AM PDT

Roller Dude Posted: 22 Jun 2009 08:30 PM PDT St-Even has added a photo to the pool: Criterium Posted: 22 Jun 2009 07:02 PM PDT Georgie_grrl has added a photo to the pool: Just to show that… Read more…

June 23: News from Other Cities [Elsewhere]

Posted: 23 Jun 2009 01:48 AM PDT

Oberstar’s Transportation Bill: The Early Word [Streetsblog LA] Posted: 22 Jun 2009 03:46 PM PDT Policy wonks across the capital are still poring over the 775-page bill released earlier today by Rep… Read more…

June 21: BikingToronto Flickr Group Update [Photos]

Posted: 21 Jun 2009 11:13 PM PDT

Day 169: Passing by Posted: 18 Jun 2009 08:23 PM PDT sevenman has added a photo to the pool: Droplets Posted: 20 Jun 2009 07:08 PM PDT Georgie_grrl has added a photo to the pool: Taken on … Read more…

June 20: News from Other Cities [Elsewhere]

Posted: 21 Jun 2009 10:54 PM PDT

Sunday Parkways this weekend! [BikePortland] Posted: 19 Jun 2009 06:54 PM PDT Rolling through Peninsula Park at last year’s event. (Photos © J. Maus) This Sunday is the North Portland edition of the… Read more…

June 20: BikingToronto Flickr Group Update [Photos]

Posted: 21 Jun 2009 10:53 PM PDT

Rose Posted: 19 Jun 2009 06:09 PM PDT Georgie_grrl has added a photo to the pool: Come here often little lady? Gotta be Quick! Posted: 19 Jun 2009 03:52 AM PDT Georgie_grrl has added a photo… Read more…





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