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Aug. 27: New in the BikingToronto Forum

London & Boston using Bixi system for their own bikeshare systems

Has anyone had the chance to use the system and ride a Bixi? … Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Students invent way to mix cycling and beer pickup

The Star has a cool article about a new bike trailer that can hold two cases of beer, but can also collapse and fold up to fit on a bikes rear rack when not in use: “Anyone who has tried to carry a ca… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

London & Boston using Bixi system for their own bikeshare systems

Here are stories about Boston using Bixi as well: Montreal Gazette: Boston, London want our Bixi bikes The city of Montreal has reached agreements with Boston and London, England, to implement a vers… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

London & Boston using Bixi system for their own bikeshare systems

The Guardian is reporting that London will be starting a bikesharing system “inspired” by Montreal’s Bixi: TfL now says the scheme will launch next summer – it had previously spoken of next spring – a… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Hotels offer bikes as a green way to see the sights

Great article in the Star about the recent trend of hotels providing bikes for their visitors to use. The article includes info on the Drake Hotel offering bikes via SetMeFree, and the Royal York (and… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Bicycle Commuter Superhighways in Copenhagen

I dream about this happening in Lansing, MI (same weather zone as Toronto) Lansing just adopted “Complete Streets”, so we cyclists have a leg up, finally, at getting the streets here made more usable … Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

I Want To Ride My ($1,400, Dutch-Style) Bicycle

I could use one of these for winter riding in Michigan. All it needs is a set of spiked tires. Covet? Oh, yeah. One more for my stable. … Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

BMX park a labour of love for 60-year-old

Have you seen the BMX park at Wallace Emerson Community Centre at Dupont and Dufferin? The Star has a great article on how the park was built (and mostly paid for) by retired geography teacher Mike He… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

RCMP to distribute bicycle bells in Nanaimo, B.C.

In an attempt to increase public safety as well as increase exposure to the city’s trail system, the RCMP in Nanaimo will be handing out 500 bicycle bells: The idea behind the bells is for cyclists to… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Bicycle Commuter Superhighways in Copenhagen

Looks like Copenhagenize did a follow-up with some video of their infrastructure. My thought? Looks a lot like what the Don Trail *could* be – if pedestrians were given a separate path and if getting … Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

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A great video introduction to U of T’s BikeChain from Global News (except there’s an ad that runs before it): ‘Bikechain’ was created in 2005 as a student project serving the University of Toronto student community. This DIY bicycle repair shop is based out of the St. George campus and is open to everyone on […]

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MAPS! Helping cyclists avoid smoggy routes in Toronto and Montreal

  Amazing tool!  Played with it a long time.  Very telling that when you turn off the street map, high pollution levels still indicate where roads (and especially highways and the airport) are, and where the ravines (without highways) are. It is essentially a Google Map with an extra layer representing the average concentration of […]

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OH YEAH! Get Biking Toronto Updates, Win A Shirt

This is on until midnight on Saturday, April 30th, 2016! If you’re a regular visitor to Biking Toronto, you may notice little asks for you to join the update list.  This list updates you about new things on the site (and then you decide what you want to click through and read).  There are over […]

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NEWS: Bloor Bike Lanes Pilot Should Be a Council No-Brainer. Here’s Why It’s Not. 

An excellent piece in Torontoist about why a bike lane pilot designed to collect data about benefits/detriments and overwhelming supported by the community is getting static from politicians: There really should have been little to no debate about this 2.5 kilometre bike lane pilot project running along Bloor Street West from Shaw Street to Avenue […]

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FACEPALM: Bloor Bike lane pilot a victim of double standard

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