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West Toronto Railpath

Looks awesome. How do you get on to it? … Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

West Toronto Railpath

I rode the West Toronto Railpath on Friday after work. I’ll post some photos of a former railpath turned into awesome cycling infrastructure as soon as I upload the photos. It’s a pretty long thing…… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Riding the Rails

I rode the West Toronto Railpath on Friday after work. I’ll post some photos of a former railpath turned into awesome cycling infrastructure as soon as I upload the photos. … Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Toronto Star: Field guide to Toronto cyclists

Cool Annie… I like how you made your own profile. I’ll do one too: Average Joe Commuter Call: Thank you (I try to be courteous to drivers who are nice) Plumage: Cargo shorts and t-shirts in the summ… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Councillor Michael Walker to propose a bicycle licensing scheme in Toronto

Yeah, it’s kind of weird how Walker equates helmet use with licensing and/or registering cyclists and/or bikes. I suspect that he has 3 issues mixed up into 1. … Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

The Danforth

Thanks for the feedback on the Carrot, Annie and Todd. I guess that because the Carrot is so unique, it pulls *some* customers from non-pedestrian, cycling, or subway users… but I’d wager it is not … Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Perceptions of Bike-Friendliness

Interesting discussion in my status feed on Facebook after I “re-tweeted” something from a NYCer visiting Toronto: “Toronto is very bicycle friendly. It’s inspiring. Can NYC do the same?” We here in T… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

The Danforth

I would tend to agree that The Big Carrot is not a fan of bike lanes going in on the Danforth. Their parking lot is always pretty full. Now this time of year their bike rack is also full (and numerous… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

American Links

Bike-related websites from across the United States. The “@” links are links to twitter feeds. Other Links: Toronto | Canada If you know of some not already in this list, let us know below. Chicago, … Click to read more in the Forum >>>…



OH YEAH: Downtown Vancouver businesses’ attitudes towards bike lanes have changed in the last 5 years

“We want downtown to be accessible by all modes of transportation and I think if we say, ‘Well, we’re not interested in separated bike lanes because of this and that, we’re going to basically exclude ourselves from a growing market of people that commute to work by bike as well as people that are living […]


OH YEAH: Prince Edward Viaduct may keep those Jersey Barriers for ALL of Bike Month!

Big ups to Councillor Paula Fletcher, who has requested that those awesome jersey barriers that have separated the eastbound viaduct bikelanes from car traffic (above) during a period of construction STAY for all of Bike Month, so city staff can study the impact of the jersey barriers from now until June 25th. Construction work related […]


REVIEW: Bike to Work Day 2015 

What began in Toronto as Bike to Work Day  in 1989 has evolved to become one of the largest events of its kind in Canada and is now celebrated across the city for a full month with hundreds of community-driven events. Today, May 25, at Bike to Work Day, bike-friendly politicians (including an appearance by […]


OH YEAH: The Origin Story of Sunnyside Bike Park – An Advocacy Success Story

In early 2011, the High Park BMX jumps were removed as they were on the Seneca Wolf Clan’s Serpent Mounds in the south east corner of the park. A few members of the Toronto Off-Road Bicycle Association (TORBA) approached the new Ward 13 Councillor, Sarah Doucette to ask what the City was going to do […]



Source: Original photo – by adsmultimedia@gmail.com on Flickr. The City of Toronto aims to provide a safe, comfortable and bicycle friendly environment that includes bicycle-friendly streets, bike parks and an extensive paved multi-use trail network. via Flickr. See this and 7,000+ other amazing bike photos in the Biking Toronto Flickr Group. Also check out the […]

TRAVEL Log Toronto Cycling 20140714

NEWS: Should cyclists be allowed to ride through stop signs?

Obviously, yes.  Just like drivers are.  Spend any time at a stop sign and watch how many cars do “rolling stops” if there ar no other moving vehicles near the intersection.  Spoiler alert: almost every driver does rolling stops, just like cyclists do. In fact, when I learned to drive in Newmarket, a stop sign […]


SHOP: Brand new bike shop a shrine for serious cyclists

Well, the headline is a little stupid… it should read “…shrine for roadie cyclists”, as “serious” doesn’t only apply to those willing to drop thousands of dollars on a bike. It applies equally to the tens (hundreds?) of thousands of Torontonians who are serious about using their bike to get around the city – to […]


OH YEAH: Rolling Youth into Toronto’s Bicycle Renaissance

With countless community events being hosted from May 25th to June 25th, the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area is anticipating Bike Month 2015. Municipalities and community groups alike are hosting the A to Z in bike events, from food incentivized group rides to bike repair crash courses. Although cycling mode shares are still relatively low […]


OH YEAH! Steamwhistle expands its network of bike repair stations

Oh yeah!  BlogTO has picked up the BikingToronto post last week about this.  Steamwhistle deserves lots of toasts. As Biking Toronto reports, over the last year or so the beer company has installed similar stations at the Brick Works, the Duke of York pub, and most recently in front of Bike Sauce. They’ve also been […]


NEWS: Why not make biking on sidewalks legal in the suburbs?

I tend to agree with the main concept here… that suburban arterials need bike infrastructure badly… but cars go SO fast on those roads, it’s impossible to feel safe even in a bikelane that is just paint. A physical barrier (curb, bollards, etc) is needed, or an cycling addition on the side of sidewalks.  Many […]

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