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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! Steamwhistle expands its network of bike repair stations

Oh yeah!  BlogTO has picked up the BikingToronto post last week about this.  Steamwhistle deserves lots of toasts. As Biking Toronto reports, over the last year or so the beer company has installed similar stations at the Brick Works, the Duke of York pub, and most recently in front of Bike Sauce. They’ve also been […]

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NEWS: Why not make biking on sidewalks legal in the suburbs?

I tend to agree with the main concept here… that suburban arterials need bike infrastructure badly… but cars go SO fast on those roads, it’s impossible to feel safe even in a bikelane that is just paint. A physical barrier (curb, bollards, etc) is needed, or an cycling addition on the side of sidewalks.  Many […]

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EVENT – Fri, June 19: Welcome Back Queens Quay! Let’s Ride the Waterfront

After years of construction, Queens Quay is ready for the spotlight, with a new refurbished multi-use trail and lots more public space. Come celebrate the opening with a group bike ride down this new section of the Martin-Goodman Trail! More details about the opening on the Waterfront Toronto blog: http://blog.waterfrontoronto.ca/nbe/portal/wt/home/blog-home/posts/queens-quay-opening-volunteer Facebook Event: Welcome Back Queens […]

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PHOTO OF THE DAY: Queen and Spadina

Source: Original photo – by sigma. on Flickr. via Tumblr ift.tt/1HmS7fX via Flickr. See this and 7,000+ other amazing bike photos in the Biking Toronto Flickr Group. Also check out the thousands of amazing photos that have been shared on instagram with the #biketo hashtag!

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OH YEAH! How I learned to love cycling my way to work

I’ll be honest, and I hate to admit this, but I used to be that person that perpetually ran five minutes late—to everything. I’d do my best to be timely, but in many circumstances, I just couldn’t seem to make it to my commitments on time. A few years ago my brother became a bicycle […]

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EVENT – Wed May 27: Cycle Toronto Ward 21 Group Meeting

Our monthly meeting is coming up. Join us as we work to make cycling in the city a safer way to travel. Facebook Event: Cycle Toronto Ward 21 Group Meeting

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NEWS: Cyclist suffers serious injuries after being struck by vehicle in Rosedale

A male cyclist was rushed to hospital via emergency run after he was struck by a vehicle in Rosedale during the morning rush hour Tuesday.It happened at the intersection of Roxborough Street and Wrentham Place in the vicinity of Mount Pleasant Road at around 8:30 a.m.According to police, a doctor was passing by at the […]

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EVENT: Fri, June19 – Waterfront Toronto launching new Queens Quay section of Martin-Goodman Trail

Toronto’s revitalized waterfront boulevard is just about ready to be unveiled. And, after three years of construction, road closures and patience, Waterfront Toronto plans to open the new Queens Quay with a bang.Waterfront Toronto is calling for volunteers to aid in its ribbon cutting ceremony on June 19, beginning at 6 p.m.  The organization is […]

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EVENT – Tues, June 16 – Ward 31 Bikes – June Meeting

  We have been working with Councillor Davis and her office to organize a Ward 31 Bikes meeting where both Janet Davis will be in attendance as well as Jacquelyn Gulati, who is the new Manager of Cycling Infrastructure for the city (she is replacing Daniel Egan who many of you may know). Facebook Event: […]

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PHOTO OF THE DAY: Leslie Spit trio

Source: Original photo – by BruceK on Flickr.via Flickr. See this and 7,000+ other amazing bike photos in the Biking Toronto Flickr Group. Also check out the thousands of amazing photos that have been shared on instagram with the #biketo hashtag!

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