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Aug. 19: New in the BikingToronto Forum

Stolen: Blue Giant ATX 840 from John and Richmond

Some jerk took my husband’s bike tonight as we were at a movie with our kid. We were at the Scotiabank theater at John and Richmond. It’s old, no seat, no pedals. Shouldn’t be worth much to someone e… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Confusion on the Waterfront

“So it is not a war on cars, it is a war on stupid design!” agreed @Duncan Yeah, just with the weaving in and out, dodging of people, the bumpy transitions from path to road and road to path, avoidin… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

What’s Your Commute?

By Bike or Bus: My North Toronto Commute I thought I’d compare taking the bus to taking my bicycle on my daily commute. My trip from Yonge and Davisville to Vaughan takes about the same amount of time… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Toronto Star: Do cyclists need to stop at a stop sign?

The Star explores the idea of implementing an Idaho Stop type law for cyclists and stop signs (cyclists slow down and only proceed if the way is clear). Do cyclists need to stop at a stop sign? The… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

BikeTrain now between Toronto and Montreal

Awesome news… the excellent BikeTrain service is announcing a new route from Toronto to Montreal! Bike Train service between Montreal and Toronto We are excited to announce a new pilot project that … Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Graph of the Day: Bike Ridership and Casualties

From the always great TreeHugger.com, a comparison of falling accident numbers coinciding with a rise in cyclist numbers in New York City: We have noted before that when it comes to bicyles, there is… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Confusion on the Waterfront

These intersections are bad for cars too! It is important to stress that these three intersections are badly designed from a car driver’s viewpoint as well. The trail crossings being right next to Lak… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Dandyhorse #3 Launch Party!

From Dandyhorse.com: Dandyhorse No. 3 is ready to pop! Join us at the launch party on August 31. Celebrate summertime with our full-colour 48-page homage to the most beautiful machine in the world: t… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Bicycle Film Festival – Toronto

The Bicycle Film Festival is coming to Toronto once again! BFF Toronto August 19 – 22 Tickets available online. Toronto Festival Pass Wednesday 19 August BIKES ROCK Buy Tickets 9.00PM Polish Combatan… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Portland’s first bike convenience store now open for business

Cool story from BikePortland.org: Portland’s first bike convenience store now open for business When 30-year-old Edwin Skaug realized convenience stores aren’t exactly convenient for people who ride b… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

What Would Get Americans Biking to Work?

Wow, I couldn’t agree less. Parking at my client’s sites has hardly been a problem. If nothing else there’s always a stop sign to lock to and many clients let me carry the bike right in. Two things in… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Yahoo Camera Bike in Toronto

One of the Yahoo Purple Camera Bikes (PurplePedals) is being loaned out to families in Toronto (via Bunch Family): In downtown Toronto, which is where my company, Bunch Family, is based and where I’… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

What Would Get Americans Biking to Work?

Very interesting article from Slate about bicycle parking and how having lots of it would help encourage americans to bike to work. Thanks to @MarkCluett for the heads-up! What Would Get Americans Bi… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

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