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Should you bike if you’ve been drinking?

Posted: 11 Sep 2009 07:28 PM PDT

Should you bike if you’ve been drinking? Yup. It’s pretty fun… But you have to imagine nights w/full moons in a deserted Toronto park closed to cars etc… ;-> tks lLok … Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

City Council to discuss lowering speed limits to 30 km/h

Posted: 11 Sep 2009 06:44 PM PDT

With respect to the Sun article, if drivers were speeding in less than 1% of collisions and none of them were fatal than drivers were not speeding in all of the fatal collisions, which if anything len… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Ex-Ontario Attorny-General Michael Bryant arrested after death of cyclist

Posted: 11 Sep 2009 03:56 PM PDT

nice work joe! let’s keep the discussion within reason and the law and some semblance of fair play, even though it is indeed hard not to be upset about what happened that night. you know, there are ti… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

What We Wear When Cycling in Toronto

Posted: 11 Sep 2009 02:59 PM PDT

Oooh, I want one of those polar bear suits for the winter. As an added bonus, maybe the drivers will slow down to rubber neck. :)Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Cyclist and Driver Education

Posted: 11 Sep 2009 11:46 AM PDT

@ivanvector You’re absolutely correct in that you shouldn’t have to stop for a cyclist once you’ve signaled and started your turn. I’m sure we’ve all seen cyclists trying to sneak by here, and this is… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Cyclist and Driver Education

Posted: 11 Sep 2009 11:08 AM PDT

From the snippets of the HTA posted here – especially 147(2)(a) and 148(5), it seems that cyclists (and all vehicles) are directed to pass another vehicle moving in the same direction to the left, and… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Cyclists entitled to whole lane, bicycle cop says

Posted: 11 Sep 2009 09:43 AM PDT

If somebody comes up … they’ve almost stopped, they’ve checked, they’ve looked, and they go through, that’s not the type of cyclist that we’re giving failing-to-stop tickets to; we’re giving them to… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Memorial For Darcy Allen Sheppard

Posted: 11 Sep 2009 09:20 AM PDT

Canada.com: Alberta funeral Friday for cyclist killed after Toronto altercation Toronto police allege Sheppard, a bike courier, was on his way home from his girlfriend’s house on Aug. 31 when a “minor… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Cyclist and Driver Education

Posted: 11 Sep 2009 08:01 AM PDT

A “3 feet to pass” law is designed to give cyclists more rights in the instance that a collision occurs. Right now, if a driver fails to give you enough room when passing, and subsequently mows you do… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Test Your Knowledge of Road Rules

Posted: 11 Sep 2009 07:51 AM PDT

Driving.ca has an interesting test of road rules. It includes some international rules as well as winter condition driving. Unfortunately, most of the questions don’t seem to be very relevant to day-t… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Cyclist and Driver Education

Posted: 11 Sep 2009 07:47 AM PDT

“I remember someone saying that Ottawa had a 1 metre passing bylaw but I can’t seem to find it. The thing is, passing distance is relative. Three feet is great at slower speeds but if someone’s going … Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

City Council to discuss lowering speed limits to 30 km/h

Posted: 11 Sep 2009 07:47 AM PDT

While reducing speed limits may not be the solution, it is certainly a start. Adding reduced speed limits to a zero-tolerance enforcement of the soon to be instated distracted driving laws and you’re … Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

City Council to discuss lowering speed limits to 30 km/h

Posted: 11 Sep 2009 07:14 AM PDT

The Toronto Sun says that statistics say that speeding doesn’t cause collisions with pedestrians: Drivers were speeding in less than 1% of collisions involving pedestrians, according to the most rece… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Chicago Police Say It Loud: Bikes Belong

Posted: 11 Sep 2009 06:51 AM PDT

Sent a link to Adrian Heaps and David Miller last night. We really need people in authority getting this message out. … Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Breaking the Cycle: What Toronto Needs to Make Streets Safe

Posted: 11 Sep 2009 06:08 AM PDT

Breaking the Cycle The City of Toronto is not doing enough to make the streets safe for cyclists, says law grad Kristen Courtney Kristen Courtney is a lawyer and a founding member of Bells on Bloor…. Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Chicago Police Say It Loud: Bikes Belong

Posted: 11 Sep 2009 05:31 AM PDT

[via Streetsblog] http://vimeo.com/5660360 This amazing video, via Chicago Bicycle Advocate, was produced for the Chicago Police Department to educate drivers, cyclists and officers on traffic laws p… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

American Links

Posted: 11 Sep 2009 05:00 AM PDT

Added a few U.S. links this morning. :) New Links: Bike Pittsburgh Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia San Francisco Bicycle Coalition ClevelandBikes St. Louis Regional Bicycle Federation Kansas… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Canadian Links

Posted: 11 Sep 2009 04:51 AM PDT

Added a few links today… need to work on adding more. New links: Walk & Bike for Life British Columbia Cycling Coalition Capital Bike and Walk Society Greater Victoria Cycling Coalition … Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Cyclist and Driver Education

Posted: 11 Sep 2009 04:45 AM PDT

Good point – I’m pretty sure you’re right there as well. I *hate* that passing method, btw. … Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Cyclist and Driver Education

Posted: 11 Sep 2009 04:43 AM PDT

Bicycles overtaken (6) Every person on a bicycle or motor assisted bicycle who is overtaken by a vehicle or equestrian travelling at a greater speed shall turn out to the right and allow the vehicle o… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Cycling in Canadian cities: a study in contrasts – CTV.ca

Posted: 11 Sep 2009 03:32 AM PDT

I keep saying it and hopefully somehow we figure out a way to address this but it isn’t just about infrastructure. Driver attitudes are equally important. I’ve cycled in and around Quebec City, Toront… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Cyclist and Driver Education

Posted: 11 Sep 2009 02:46 AM PDT

Nope, they’re pretty vague at the moment. Section 148 says: Vehicles meeting bicycles (4) Every person in charge of a vehicle on a highway meeting a person travelling on a bicycle shall allow the cycl… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

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