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July 13: New in the BikingToronto Forum

BMW – White Cruiser

My white BMW cruiser was stolen from my front porch this morning. It is a very distinctive bike with BMW insignias on the frame and on the handlebar joint. It had black pannier bags across the back wh… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Councillor Michael Walker to propose a bicycle licensing scheme in Toronto

I’m in Walker’s ward, for my sins. Yeah, he’s batsh*t crazy. I would not personally ride around the block without my helmet, but I’m not gonna push that on grown-ups. … Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Councillor Michael Walker to propose a bicycle licensing scheme in Toronto

Yeah, there are rules to follow while operating your feet on a sidewalk too… how about parental licenses? Not wearing a helmet is my personal choice. I generally ride my bike conservatively and ride… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Toronto Links

Bike-related websites in Toronto. The “@” links are links to twitter feeds. :) If you know of some not already in this list, let us know below. City of Toronto Cycling Toronto Cycling Advisory Committ… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Canadian Links

Bike-related websites from across Canada… except for Toronto links… which have their own thread. The “@” links are links to twitter feeds. :) If you know of some not already in this list, let us k… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Toronto Star: Field guide to Toronto cyclists

I’m pretty close to the winter beater, but then again appearances are a lot more homogeneous in the winter! None of the summer breeds fit me. If I had to describe myself: Commuter (Female) Call: Bwah!… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

The Danforth

Thanks! I’ve passed the link on to my friend – maybe this is a relatively more recent development. Annie … Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

The Danforth

I’ve sent the Big Carrot an email to see what their stance is… but they do have a section on their site about buying local: http://thebigcarrot.ca/index.php?id=208Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Toronto Star: Field guide to Toronto cyclists

I guess I’m a mix between the shopper girl (both in appearance & maximum use of my bike!) and the commuter (esp for the call “is your signal broken?”)… with a little of the behavior of the earth… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

The Danforth

Thanks for this Annie… you raise good points. I guess there’s also a difference in being “pro-bike” and being for bikelanes. I wouldn’t be surprised if the Carrot likes car parking, as I’m sure it b… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Riding the Rails

I too love bikelanes on regular roads… but you are right… having them just for bikes is nice and completely stress-free. The Beltline is like this, except for multiple road crossings. … Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Riding the Rails

I’d love to see more of these. As much as I don’t mind bike lanes mixed with car infrastructure, more dedicated bike paths are sorely needed. … Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

The Danforth

Are you sure The Big Carrot is bike friendly? The treasurer on the board of directors of the BIA that came out with the anti-bikelane webpage is from The Big Carrot: http://www.thedanforth.ca/content/Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Councillor Michael Walker to propose a bicycle licensing scheme in Toronto

I seem to be confusing registration with licensing – probably because I get pet licenses which should really be called registrations. I don’t support licensing for bikes, I don’t object (strongly) to … Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Orange Karakoram GT (East York)

Haha. Good point Lock. I’ll emphasize that photos are useful in the Instructions for Listing your Stolen Bike thread. … Click to read more in the Forum >>>…





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