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Toronto Sun: Inquest needed into bike death

I think more laws will be followed by cyclists when the infrastructure is more friendly to cyclists. … Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Lower Simcoe Street Opens Up to Walkers, Cyclists and Drivers

ohhh I was hoping for a safe route to and from the lake :'( … Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Toronto Sun: Inquest needed into bike death

If the inquest recommends that a bike lane should be on all busy arterial roads, I’d support it. … Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Lower Simcoe Street Opens Up to Walkers, Cyclists and Drivers

I took this today, it’s a nice connection. Too bad the bike lane is only for a short distance, it should go the full length of Simcoe. … Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Toronto Sun: Inquest needed into bike death

Just as cyclists need protection from reckless motorists, so pedestrians need protection from reckless cyclists. I just generally think everyone is a threat to everyone, including pedestrians being a … Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Toronto Sun: Inquest needed into bike death

I’m all for an inquest but I want it framed differently. Let’s look in to how we can effectively enforce all laws. This attitude that drivers obey all the laws and cyclist pick and choose has got to e… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Safe Cycling: Cyclists Cause Less Than 10% of Accidents

U of T Research has an interview with Dr. Chris Cavacuiti (who also writes for Dandyhorse) about cycling issues, including the results of a study that found that less than 10% of bike-car accidents ar… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Lower Simcoe Street Opens Up to Walkers, Cyclists and Drivers

The Lower Simcoe underpass (under the railyards) is pretty well complete: The $44-million tunnel has created a new link between the core and the waterfront for pedestrians, cyclists and drivers. It o… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Toronto Sun: Inquest needed into bike death

Wow. I mean, I know the Toronto Sun is pretty out there.. but calling for a coroner’s inquest because someone cycling on a sidewalk hits a pedestrian (who later died)? And, saying that it’s necessary … Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Bicycle Film Festival – Toronto

BlogTO has added the Bicycle Film Festival to their Event Listings as well. :) … Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Freakonomics on Bicycle Prices

Freakonomics on Bicycle Prices In Toronto, when I was first looking at used bikes on Craigslist in 2007, the price was around $100 for a 20+ year old beater bike 10-speed. In 2008 I didn’t notice much… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Cyclonomics: The Economic Benefits of Cycling

via the Streetsblog Network: Cyclonomics: The Economic Benefits of Cycling Since the impact of bike lanes on businesses has emerged as a peripheral issue in the New York City mayoral race, as well a… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Ahhh to have these problems

Over at Amsterdamize we hear about a “problem” that their cyclist’s union came across. If only we had such problems! A few weeks ago I read that the Fietsersbond (Cyclists Union) had been busy this su… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…




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OH YEAH! The Viaduct bikelanes get MORE green paint!

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FACEPALM: City closes Hoskin bikelane for PanAm Games

What’s a great idea?  Closing down one of the busiest bikelanes in the city and not providing a detour that’s safe for cyclists (and pedestrians) because of the “short distance of the inconvenience”. A sign erected on June 25 indicates the closure of the Hoskin bike lane for two months during the Pan Am Games. […]

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OH YEAH: Easy Bikes – A New Name for Upright Bikes?

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