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July 27: New in the BikingToronto Forum

The Best (or Worst!) Hills for Cyclists in Toronto

That hill could get better in the near future. Apparently the city is talking about putting a bike lane on the uphill side. I don’t mind hills but I don’t like hills with busy traffic up my behind… … Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

The Best (or Worst!) Hills for Cyclists in Toronto

Truth be told I love that hill on pottery road. Sadly not many people know that as they’re going down that hill, it’s a very sharp curve, so they eventually end up crashing at slow speeds. (Since they… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

National Post: Toronto eyes self-serve bike-rental operation similar to Montreal

The National Post had an article yesterday on Toronto pursuing a bike rental system: “Toronto is looking to spend $11-million to buy 3,000 bicycles, stands and software from the Public Bike System, ak… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Vancouver Cyclists Welcome Burrard Bridge Bikelanes

The great U.S. urban planning blog Streetsblog has picked up this story. :) … Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Bike Union Survey: Licensing, Helmets, Insurance & updates to Driver’s Handbook

In case you haven’t seen it yet, the Toronto Cyclists Union has a short survey asking for your opinion on things like bike licensing and mandatory bicycle helmet by-laws in the City of Toronto. Ward 3… 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 […]