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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 >>>…

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