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July 17: New in the BikingToronto Forum

Councillor Michael Walker wants a Bicycle Licensing Scheme

Just read the PDF in full. Maybe I’m assigning too much emotion to this but I’d say it reads rather “smarmy”. It seems he’s rationalizing it as a method for making us aware of the rules of the road. A… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

How harmful is it to Exercise Outside on a Polluted Day?

Great article from the Globe & Mail… I know I wonder about this when I bike home on a hot smoggy day. How harmful is it to exercise outside on a polluted day? The question How harmful is it to e… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Councillor Walker wants Helmets to be Mandatory

This story has been picked up by the great Copenhagen bike blog – Copenhagenize. Kissing Toronto’s Bicycle Culture Goodbye … Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Vancouver Cyclists Welcome Burrard Bridge Bikelanes

Awesome pics Jin. Here are a couple for everyone’s viewing pleasure: … Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

The Danforth

I mentioned above that I had sent the Big Carrot an email, and they’ve replied… with 2 great points: 1) Their parking lot is not their parking lot… it’s run by the Carrot Common for over 30 busine… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

The Danforth

There could be one other aspect: If everything remains the same, you and I are still going to go there every few days and spend what we spend. However, the folks coming by car may find that parking is… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

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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 […]

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OH YEAH! Get Biking Toronto Updates, Win A Shirt

This is on until midnight on Saturday, April 30th, 2016! If you’re a regular visitor to Biking Toronto, you may notice little asks for you to join the update list.  This list updates you about new things on the site (and then you decide what you want to click through and read).  There are over […]

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NEWS: Bloor Bike Lanes Pilot Should Be a Council No-Brainer. Here’s Why It’s Not. 

An excellent piece in Torontoist about why a bike lane pilot designed to collect data about benefits/detriments and overwhelming supported by the community is getting static from politicians: There really should have been little to no debate about this 2.5 kilometre bike lane pilot project running along Bloor Street West from Shaw Street to Avenue […]