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Aug. 20: New in the BikingToronto Forum

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! 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. […]