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July 16: New in the BikingToronto Forum

Vancouver Cyclists Welcome Burrard Bridge Bikelanes

Posted: 15 Jul 2009 04:40 PM PDT

Here are some of my photos. I had the pleasure of talking to one of the activists (Richard Campbell) that really pushed this, as well as one of the traffic engineers in charge of implementation. BTW a… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

The Danforth

Posted: 15 Jul 2009 12:07 PM PDT

That’s probably what is happening… a few drivers but a lot infrequently, and they get the attention… but those of us who buy a few things more frequently (and probably spend more) are neglected. … Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Toronto Links

Posted: 15 Jul 2009 12:05 PM PDT

Thanks Todd. I’ve added them above. :) … Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Vancouver Cyclists Welcome Burrard Bridge Bikelanes

Posted: 15 Jul 2009 11:56 AM PDT

From the CBC: Burrard Bridge bike lanes start summer trial Many Vancouver commuters were adjusting to the changes on the Burrard Bridge on Monday after the city turned one of the southbound traffic l… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Vancouver Cyclists Welcome Burrard Bridge Bikelanes

Posted: 15 Jul 2009 11:54 AM PDT

From the Globe and Mail: Opening day gets thumbs up from cyclists Except for a few angry drivers, the first day of the Burrard Bridge bike lane experiment – with one traffic lane designated for bicy… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Perceptions of Bike-Friendliness

Posted: 15 Jul 2009 11:50 AM PDT

Thanks for the report from Vancouver Jun. :) Did you get any photos of the new Burrard Bridge bikelanes? Perhaps in every city cyclists suffer from “the grass is always greener” syndrome? haha. … Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Jarvis Street

Posted: 15 Jul 2009 11:43 AM PDT

The Jarvis bikelanes have been approved, but I thought this was interesting. Thank you to Councillor Michael Walker for posting videos on YouTube of the Public Works Committee discussing putting bikel… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Councillor Walker wants Helmets to be Mandatory

Posted: 15 Jul 2009 11:38 AM PDT

In addition to wanting bikes and/or cyclists to be licensed, Councillor Walker also wants to make wearing helmets mandatory. His motion has been seconded by Councillor Suzan Hall. The PDF of the motio… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Councillor Michael Walker wants a Bicycle Licensing Scheme

Posted: 15 Jul 2009 11:33 AM PDT

I went to Councillor Walker’s website and found the motion he plans to put forward at the next meeting of City Council regarding this: The PDF is at this link. It isn’t allowing me to copy-and-paste t… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Councillor Michael Walker wants a Bicycle Licensing Scheme

Posted: 15 Jul 2009 11:20 AM PDT

I think you’re right, Todd, the motive appears entirely political, which is why it seems irrational. I really don’t understand what Toronto’s problem is with building complete roads? — Even cycle rou… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Adding your Photo/Avatar

Posted: 15 Jul 2009 08:38 AM PDT

I’ve just added the capability for forum users to add small photos (also called avatars) to their profiles. To upload a photo/avatar, go to your profile page (click on your name at the top of the main… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Councillor Michael Walker wants a Bicycle Licensing Scheme

Posted: 15 Jul 2009 07:06 AM PDT

I’m still trying to figure out the logistics of the plates themselves. The old plates I’ve seen are pretty small and hard to see. I don’t expect a pedestrian or motorist to be able to easily read that… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Councillor Michael Walker wants a Bicycle Licensing Scheme

Posted: 15 Jul 2009 06:48 AM PDT

Licensing, to what end, oh, insurance you say, Mr. Walker? Hmmm… insurance for cyclists, what would this be used for, cleaning the blood off a motorist’s bumper? I’m not opposed to a registration fee … Click to read more in the Forum >>>…



GET INVOLVED: Help Plan Toronto’s Bike Network

The City of Toronto has launched the next phase a new bike plan process: fill out their second survey now! Later this year, City staff will bring a new 10-year cycling network plan forward to City Council. Our goal is to ensure that our core ask of building a city-wide Minimum Grid of 100 km of […]


VISION ZERO: A Road Safety Plan for Toronto

Go read this right now at Dandyhorse.  Any politician who votes against Vision Zero is effectively voting FOR people dying on the streets.  Your kids, your friends, and you. Is Vision Zero, the Swedish initiative to eliminate road deaths, coming to Toronto? A Swedish video on the issue lays the premise of the movement: “For […]


PHOTO OF THE DAY: Bike Chic. Queen and Spadina

Source: Original photo – by sigma. on Flickr. via Tumblr ift.tt/1JeuzYF 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 shared on instagram with the #biketo hashtag!


INFRASTRUCTURE: Toronto wants you to plan the future of cycling

Want a bikelane somewhere?  Let the city know, officially: Via an online survey, people are being invited to identify up to 20 streets – 10 downtown and 10 others anywhere in the city — as cycling priorities from a list of suggestions. The suggestions were based on earlier survey data and the city’s smartphone app […]


EVENT: Sat, July 4 – Bike Pirates celebrates their 9th Birthday

Please join us this Saturday, JULY 4TH, for some fun, food, and high fives. We couldn’t have made it to 9 years without the support of this community!We will be outside the shop for part of the afternoon saying hello to our new Parkdale neighbours, so come by to see the shop in action, have […]


INSTAGRAM: More Bells on Danforth

Bells on #Danforth! Looking east from Pape. #Danforthlovesbikes Danforth Loves Bikes! Follow BikingToronto on instagram! @bikingtoronto


NEWS: Nearby bikeshare station may raise your home’s value

Having a bike share station outside your front door might do more than give you a convenient way to ride to work — it might also boost the value of your home. According to a new study from McGill University, residential units in Montreal are worth more if they’re close to a Bixi station, Montreal’s […]


NEWS: Cyclist dead following 2-vehicle collision on Dufferin St.

The cyclist wasn’t on the road (standing on sidewalk), but car struck a hydro pole, which then killed them. Awful. A cyclist has been confirmed dead by York Regional Police following a vehicle collision on Dufferin St. north of Steeles Ave. on Monday evening. Two cyclists were on the sidewalk corner of Dufferin St. and […]


OH YEAH! The Viaduct bikelanes get MORE green paint!

Well, I don’t know what’s going on.  This is a level of paying attention to cycling infrastructure on the Bloor Viaduct that, quite frankly, I thought I’d never see (and it pissed me off, often). But now, after the green paint that was laid down late last week in the bikelane, there is now MORE […]


FACEPALM: City closes Hoskin bikelane for PanAm Games

What’s a great idea?  Closing down one of the busiest bikelanes in the city and not providing a detour that’s safe for cyclists (and pedestrians) because of the “short distance of the inconvenience”. A sign erected on June 25 indicates the closure of the Hoskin bike lane for two months during the Pan Am Games. […]

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