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July 20: New in the BikingToronto Forum

Running Reds . . .

Reds… Should not be run. In very rare cases I will.. I assume that the practice of going into the crosswalk is a halfass attempt at doing a right turn, then a U-Turn, then another right turn. That… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

The more things change…

Also, another quote that seems appropriate to share given the current push for cyclist licensing in Toronto: “It should be possible for the police to prevent novices learning to ride in the public tho… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

The more things change…

I came across a link to an article in an 1896 edition of The Lancet on “The Dangers of Cycling”. It’s an interesting read. While there are some things that have changed (I only rarely have to share th… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

American Links

Speaking of NYC, I’m pretty fond of Bike Snob NYC for a little bit of snarky humour. … Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Running Reds . . .

Great question and I don’t have an answer either. I saw that in Quebec City some even when the light was green. Whatever the answer is, I think the logic might be similar to what the folks who veer in… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Formatting Your Posts

Hi everyone, Just added a text formatting bar to the post entry form. :) Highlighting any text in your post and clicking a button at the top of the text entry area will put special mark-up on your tes… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

American Links

Just added some NYC links. :) Will be adding more U.S. links… no worries. Have some that you find useful? Share them below. :) … Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Stolen Bike Recovered through covert ‘Bike Strike’

Awesome and insane bike recovery story from Spacing Toronto: Stolen Bike Recovered through covert ‘Bike Strike’ Heather’s story is not one many Toronto cyclists may be used to hearing. Although it be… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Running Reds . . .

Good question singer. :) I too am interested in hearing what cyclists who do this would have to say. While I can agree with the practice of coasting through stop signs provided the way is clear and th… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Running Reds . . .

I’m curious for some feedback on something I’ve noticed Toronto cyclists doing. Not sure if it’s unique to the city, but I moved here two years ago and haven’t seen it elsewhere, so I have to ask: Run… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

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

Closer to home, recall the Toronto Hoof & Cycle Courier Coalition and their 1999 report “CHOKING US TO DEATH – The Air Pollution Crisis and Its Effects on Bicycle Couriers”, still available on the… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Cyclist Hit at Front & Spadina

From the sounds of it… the cyclist was going north and at the tail end of a green light (ie., the light had just turned red, and the car started making a left turn, going from westbound on Front to … Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Cyclist Hit at Front & Spadina

I really, really hate that intersection, no matter where I’m approaching it from. Even southbound it’s uncomfortable. Do we know for sure the car had the right-of-way? I know there’s too many of us o… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Annette and Dupont Street

Hmmm, sounds like there are still two lanes for cars, one for parking, one for driving. The traffic jams are likely due to cars turning left holding up everyone behind them. A few advanced left lights… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

The Danforth

I ride this stretch of the Danforth through Riverdale a lot. It already seems wide enough to put in bike lanes without removing any parking, especially if the middle buffer lane used for nothing was r… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Bikes+Transit.com

Hi Joe, I like the fact that all of the information is now in one place and I don’t have to go to the various websites for Go, TTC. The integration of bikes and transit is terrific. I have been using … Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Cosburn Lanes – Fewer Parked Cars?

I was out of town on business for a while and then my routine kept me off my bike for a while after that. Now I’m riding just about every day again and this almost always brings me to Cosburn between … Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

The Danforth

Thanks, Joe, for passing that on. Sensible approach. … Click to read more in the Forum >>>…




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