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Sept. 1: New in the BikingToronto Forum

Bike-shop owner back in court on assault charges

More info from the Star on the attempt to seize Kenk’s property: Behind the boarded up façade of Igor Kenk’s now-defunct Bicycle Clinic, which police allege was the nexus of a monumental bike theft an… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Bicycle blitz slated for 54 Division (O’Connor and Danforth)

In New York City, they commission a helmet to be given out at special events. In Nanaimo, BC, the RCMP gives out free bicycle bells to encourage their use. In Toronto, we blitz on cyclists! Sure, a lo… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Dandyhorse #3 Launch Party!

Reminder… this is tonight! :) … Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Richmond & Adelaide: Two-Way or Bikeway?

Dave Meslin makes the case for making Richmond and Adelaide streets into one-way streets with “bikeways” instead of converting them back into two-way streets. The reason that Richmond and Adelaide cou… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Bicycle blitz slated for 54 Division (O’Connor and Danforth)

From InsideToronto: Police from East York’s 54 Division will target Danforth Avenue and O’Connor Drive during a three-week bicycle blitz that begins early September. As part of the initiative, police … Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Safe Cycling: Cyclists Cause Less Than 10% of Accidents

Here’s another follow-up: Bike Intelligencer – Ride and Prejudice, Part II: When an error goes viral The point — and the reason I originally linked to the Toronto account (incorporating the reference … Click to read more in the Forum >>>…




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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!

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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 […]

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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 […]

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INSTAGRAM: More Bells on Danforth

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

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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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

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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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