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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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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 […]

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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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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

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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 […]