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Aug. 28: New in the BikingToronto Forum

Grand Street (NYC) Bike Lane

Wouldn’t that be amazing? On the way back from the last Critical Mass I ran into a guy on Dundas who helped get that bike lane approved. Apparently that angle: 24/7 on-street parking was what won ever… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

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

I’m guessing not too hard if you can get your hands on one of these. I keep meaning to track one down for myself. … Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

How Do I Lower Handlebar Stem?

The big nut at the bottom of this photo on wikipedia is what you should adjust to move your stem up and down. Check this page for what kind of stem you have. Let us know what your stem is like and we… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

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

I’d love to try one out. I wonder if it’s hard to retro-fit a hybrid bike with an enclosed chain guard? … Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Bicycle Commuter Superhighways in Copenhagen

Yes… I think stories like this (cyclists going the wrong way, drivers causing an accident and then blaming a cyclist) are universal, no matter where you go. … Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

London & Boston using Bixi system for their own bikeshare systems

This post from the Montreal Tourism website is a pretty good intro to Bixi and how it works, with video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G3mZlztEIzY&feature=player_embeddedClick to read more in the Forum >>>…

London & Boston using Bixi system for their own bikeshare systems

I think we need some montreal people. :) … Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Grand Street (NYC) Bike Lane

Awesome. I’d love to see this done on Bloor and Danforth – make parking 24/7 to help businesses, and have one lane of car traffic each way. It would make the streets much more pedestrian friendly too…. Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Troubled Neighbourhood Salvation on Two Wheels

Yesterday I posted about the BMX park near Dupont and Dufferin. The Toronto Sun has an article about a BMX park up in Rexdale: It is an unlikely setting for a summer camp — but in a cordoned-off sec… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

VEER documentary tonight at CineCycle

Torontist has a nice little preview of the VEER documentary showing tonight at CineCycle: Tonight at CineCycle, the Toronto Coalition for Active Transportation presents a screening of VEER, a critic… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Bike-shop owner back in court on assault charges

Igor Kenk is on bail on still-unresolved counts related to a large number of stolen bicycles, from the Globe & Mail and the Toronto Star: Igor Kenk, the alleged thief whose massive stash of old bi… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Stolen Bike Recovered through covert ‘Bike Strike’

Duncan has updated us on this story on his Duncan’s City Rides Blog. :) Having your bicycle stolen is an emotional roller-coaster. Anger, disbelief, regret, denial… you’re going to experience it all… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Grand Street (NYC) Bike Lane

I just found this video of the Grand Street bike lane in NYC via Newamsterdamize and really would love to see some like this in Toronto. First candidate, IMO, is redoing College street like this. Remo… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

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