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Sept. 15: New in the BikingToronto Forum

Disc lock alarm

Posted: 14 Sep 2009 04:50 PM PDT

This looks like it might be pretty useful – that is as long as nobody accidentally moves your bike. Reader Atom Smasher clued us into a new twist on bicycle security. Over on the Sydney based bicycle … Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Councillor Michael Walker wants a Bicycle Licensing Scheme

Posted: 14 Sep 2009 03:06 PM PDT

Great letter, Joe. While education might be good for everyone, licensing isn’t workable, IMO. On the other hand, I’d pay $60 every five years to shut the folks up in the comment threads on the newspap… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Cyclists entitled to whole lane, bicycle cop says

Posted: 14 Sep 2009 01:26 PM PDT

Thanks Joe… that’s good to know. … Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Councillor Michael Walker wants a Bicycle Licensing Scheme

Posted: 14 Sep 2009 01:23 PM PDT

Here is a copy of my published letter to the editor in today’s Toronto Star: Proposals, such as Councillor Michael Walker’s, that cyclists be licensed and wear helmets, are both short-sighted and misg… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Cyclists entitled to whole lane, bicycle cop says

Posted: 14 Sep 2009 01:16 PM PDT

According to the updated Driver’s Handbook, motorists must allow 1 meter to the left of the cyclist if they are capable of remaining fully within their lane. Otherwise, they are required to fully chan… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Councillor Michael Walker wants a Bicycle Licensing Scheme

Posted: 14 Sep 2009 12:58 PM PDT

I wouldn’t go so far as to suggest it should be law to wear a helmet. You won’t catch me without mine though. I’m in favour of licensing as long as you’re required to pass a knowledge test. There are … Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

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

Posted: 14 Sep 2009 09:49 AM PDT

toddturtle: Me too. I’ve found that drivers seem much more careful and respectful. I’m guessing it’s just the size increase which might make us more visible to them. They’re looking for “big”–car siz… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

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

Posted: 14 Sep 2009 09:34 AM PDT

Not really related to lighting but I have to say I really like traveling with a trailer – especially one that, like mine, looks like a child’s trailer. I get *much* more respect and space from drivers… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

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

Posted: 14 Sep 2009 09:29 AM PDT

I think my MEC turtle lights help on dark side streets but the problem with commercial strips is there are just too many darned lights on them. Streetlight, traffic lights, store lights, neon lights i… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

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

Posted: 14 Sep 2009 07:45 AM PDT

re: ivanvector I never really thought that tiny little blinking LEDs would help, but I often run both my front and rear lights during the day for when I pass along shady streets and under bridges. And… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

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

Posted: 14 Sep 2009 07:37 AM PDT

How do I make my bike Retroreflective? [/url] [url=http://www.instructables.com/id/Bright_Bike/] tks LloK … Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

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

Posted: 14 Sep 2009 07:30 AM PDT

Thanks for posting that section of the HTA, Duncan. I have those lights from MEC but I haven’t tried them out at night yet except on the bike paths. I’m worried a single flashing LED won’t be visible … Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Councillor Michael Walker wants a Bicycle Licensing Scheme

Posted: 14 Sep 2009 06:35 AM PDT

Millions of cyclists around the world ride without helmets with no problem. A helmet won’t make me a better rider. Licensing won’t make cycling safer either, it will just create another barrier to dis… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

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

Posted: 14 Sep 2009 05:35 AM PDT

Just saw this witness account – interesting to say the least – Bryant’s PR team has their work cut out for them. http://vodpod.com/watch/2161921-witnesses-to-killing-of-darcy-allan-sheppard-by-michaeClick to read more in the Forum >>>…

Teenage cyclists

Posted: 14 Sep 2009 05:25 AM PDT

Courtesy of Banana Republic (via bikesnobnyc), here is a video to convince your daughter that cycling is cool. (Sadly, there is not a helmet in sight.) … Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Should you bike if you’ve been drinking?

Posted: 14 Sep 2009 05:15 AM PDT

For sure – providing you’re really really wasted and fall down drunk ! Kidding aside – the streets and bike riding itself is risky enough without alcohol. A couple of drinks Ok – but if you don’t have… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Councillor Michael Walker wants a Bicycle Licensing Scheme

Posted: 14 Sep 2009 05:00 AM PDT

The Sun has another article on this: Bicycle helmets, licensing pushed If cyclists are a city council priority on Toronto’s streets, Councillor Michael Walker wants to see those cyclists wearing a h… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Death and Advocacy and an Open Response

Posted: 14 Sep 2009 04:59 AM PDT

Many bike advocates also defended the cyclist who went after a motorist with a screwdriver, certainly a step backwards for us. That’s where we should draw the line. … Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Cyclists entitled to whole lane, bicycle cop says

Posted: 14 Sep 2009 04:57 AM PDT

The Star follows this up with another Q & A with Constable Hugh Smith: Q. When may a car cross into a bike lane? A: That is not allowed, except for: 1. Diamond lanes: Cyclists share these lanes w… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

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

Posted: 14 Sep 2009 04:12 AM PDT

More and more twitter accounts: @bryantfacts @bryanttruths @bryantwatch … Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Death and Advocacy and an Open Response

Posted: 14 Sep 2009 04:03 AM PDT

I have to agree with Mez… but I don’t think he goes far enough. It’s absolutely horrible to equate cycling advocacy with the Bryant/Sheppard incident. It’s a high profile and emotionally charged cas… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

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