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July 30: New in the BikingToronto Forum

High Park

Seems like Alternative Grounds is pretty bike-friendly. I know they used to support Bike Friday anyway. … Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Review of Jet Fuel Coffee Shop

Wow – and such varied comments too – they either adore the place or despise it. Lately I’ve been partial to Broadview Espresso. It’s on a route I use a lot and they make a mean americano. Still my fav… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Stolen Specialized Bike

Stolen Specialized 2008 Globe Centrum Sport. Matte black finish, fixed gear, Broadway Cycles stickers on the sides, 19 sticker, black bell, white Mountain Equipment Co-op light on handlebars. Stolen … Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Why do you wear a helmet, or do you even?

I wear. I had a relative who hit his (helmeted) head in a bike crash. His injuries would have been much worse had he not been wearing it, I think (he flipped over his handlebars, and struck the ground… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Review of Jet Fuel Coffee Shop

Jet Fuel is pretty renowned as a cyclist hang-out (particularly for couriers), and BlogTO has a fairly in-depth review of it: Jet Fuel Coffee is pretty rock n’ roll, you know. Not folky or indie or ga… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Why do you wear a helmet, or do you even?

I do. For a few reasons: – First off, I know there are a number of studies that say it isn’t particularly effective and it definitely wouldn’t be for major torso/internal injuries for sure. That said,… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Why do you wear a helmet, or do you even?

The results from the “Helmet Patrol Program” in Stouffville are in and it seems that many people are full of excuses when it comes to why they aren’t wearing a helmet: What’s Your Excuse? It wasn’t un… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

NYC: Video: Bicyclist Attacks Man With Lock

[Via Gothamist, via Animal] Recently a Starbucks customer witnessed a scuffle outside the store between an older gentleman and a bike messenger. The witness described the incident, on the the corner o… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Biting the Bike Snob: on Toronto Cyclists

@Singerb I’d say the majority of cyclists don’t blow through stop signs so much as roll through them Idaho-stop style. And if 2.5 hours of observation at Bellevue and Nassau means anything I would say… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Biting the Bike Snob: on Toronto Cyclists

Here’s Bike Snob’s post on Bike Salmon. Pretty humourous! … Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Toronto Links

Just added some GTA links. :) … Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Biting the Bike Snob: on Toronto Cyclists

None of those people really bother me as much as “bike salmon.” (Side note: ever since I learned this term on Bike Snob I’ve been using it daily, my friends are not impressed) This is especially bothe… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Montrose Ave – Could we use more contra-flow bike lanes?

Took a screenshot of the west-end part of the map for you. :) … Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Montrose Ave – Could we use more contra-flow bike lanes?

Good news for Parkdale… at the June 3rd Public Works Committee Meeting, they approved a whole bunch of new bikelanes, including a lot of contra-flow lanes… many of which are in the west end: Cont… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Montrose Ave – Could we use more contra-flow bike lanes?

Now that I look even closer, there’s one on Knox between Queen Street East and Eastern Ave… I guess they are springing up faster than I thought. Parkdale could use a lot of these lanes. Although, sp… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

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OH YEAH! Bloor bike lanes finally get the go ahead in Toronto

With a vote of 38-3 (!!!), City Council has approved a 1-year pilot of bike lanes on Bloor St! Bike Lanes are finally a reality on Bloor St. After years of campaigns and debate, city council voted 38-3 in favour of a pilot project that will see cycling infrastructure installed between Shaw St. and Avenue […]

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OH YEAH! Suburban Etobicoke councillor changes vote on Bloor bike lanes to a ‘yes’

More proof that politicians who actually take time to understand the issues are, in fact, better politician. “Riding it, you do realize a separate bike lane is infinitely safer than riding with traffic,” Campbell said. The councillor was leaning toward voting against the pilot project before his daughter started texting him, praising the bike lane […]

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OH YEAH: Bloor bike lane pilot debate flow chart!

Well this is just amazing.   A complete flow chart that breaks down all the objections to a Bloor bike lane pilot and why none of the objections are valid. It was created by @the416anthill, @iainmcampbell and @antonlodder for Ward 19 Bikes. Source: Bloor bike lane pilot debate flow chart  

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NEWS: Vision Zero supported but not Bloor bike lanes?

City Council votes on the Bloor bike lane pilot this morning (it’s scheduled as the first item, at 9:30 – watch it stream on youtube here), and here’s a good piece from Albert Koehl in Dandyhorse about the project at the Public Works Committee last week: If Bloor isn’t safe, why do cyclists continue to […]

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VIDEO: What’s it like to ride Bloor Street without bike lanes?

Metro Morning‘s Matt Galloway decided to document what it was like riding Bloor St. without bikelanes, in advance of the City Council vote about a bike lane pilot: What does it look like to ride a bike down Bloor Street in rush hour without bike lanes? I strapped a GoPro onto my helmet to find out. […]