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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 >>>…



PHOTO OF THE DAY: Bike Chic. Queen and Spadina

Source: Original photo – by sigma. on Flickr. via Tumblr ift.tt/1JeuzYF 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!


INFRASTRUCTURE: Toronto wants you to plan the future of cycling

Want a bikelane somewhere?  Let the city know, officially: Via an online survey, people are being invited to identify up to 20 streets – 10 downtown and 10 others anywhere in the city — as cycling priorities from a list of suggestions. The suggestions were based on earlier survey data and the city’s smartphone app […]


EVENT: Sat, July 4 – Bike Pirates celebrates their 9th Birthday

Please join us this Saturday, JULY 4TH, for some fun, food, and high fives. We couldn’t have made it to 9 years without the support of this community!We will be outside the shop for part of the afternoon saying hello to our new Parkdale neighbours, so come by to see the shop in action, have […]


INSTAGRAM: More Bells on Danforth

Bells on #Danforth! Looking east from Pape. #Danforthlovesbikes Danforth Loves Bikes! Follow BikingToronto on instagram! @bikingtoronto


NEWS: Nearby bikeshare station may raise your home’s value

Having a bike share station outside your front door might do more than give you a convenient way to ride to work — it might also boost the value of your home. According to a new study from McGill University, residential units in Montreal are worth more if they’re close to a Bixi station, Montreal’s […]


NEWS: Cyclist dead following 2-vehicle collision on Dufferin St.

The cyclist wasn’t on the road (standing on sidewalk), but car struck a hydro pole, which then killed them. Awful. A cyclist has been confirmed dead by York Regional Police following a vehicle collision on Dufferin St. north of Steeles Ave. on Monday evening. Two cyclists were on the sidewalk corner of Dufferin St. and […]


OH YEAH! The Viaduct bikelanes get MORE green paint!

Well, I don’t know what’s going on.  This is a level of paying attention to cycling infrastructure on the Bloor Viaduct that, quite frankly, I thought I’d never see (and it pissed me off, often). But now, after the green paint that was laid down late last week in the bikelane, there is now MORE […]


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. […]


INSTAGRAM: Bells on Danforth

Dipping into the instagram archives for this great pic from Bells on Danforth. Biking the viaduct and #thedanny with hundreds of people! #Danforthlovesbikes #biketoFollow BikingToronto on instagram! @bikingtoronto


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

Interesting article from Momentum Mag from earlier this month: Did the Wall Street Journal just rename the most accessible, useful, and comfortable of all bicycle styles? Upright bicycles, sometimes referred to by Momentum Mag as city bikes, are hands down the best style of bicycle for daily use. A relaxed frame geometry and swept-back handlebars combine to […]

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