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Sept. 16: New in the BikingToronto Forum

Councillor Michael Walker wants a Bicycle Licensing Scheme

Posted: 15 Sep 2009 04:00 PM PDT

I’m taking an economics course this semester. It made a point about seat belts. People started driving faster and getting into more crashes, because of this we added seat belts to help the problem of … Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Breaking the Cycle: What Toronto Needs to Make Streets Safe

Posted: 15 Sep 2009 03:38 PM PDT

Councillor Michael Walker wants a Bicycle Licensing Scheme

Posted: 15 Sep 2009 03:20 PM PDT

Councillor Michael Walker wants a Bicycle Licensing Scheme

Posted: 15 Sep 2009 03:05 PM PDT

Councillor Michael Walker wants a Bicycle Licensing Scheme

Posted: 15 Sep 2009 03:01 PM PDT

Give cyclists $5 a day – Kuitenbrouwer

Posted: 15 Sep 2009 10:35 AM PDT

I like the carrot and stick approach, give incentives to those who don’t drive and penalize those who do. A carbon tax would be the simplest method, this could be used to fund massive infrastructure f… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Give cyclists $5 a day – Kuitenbrouwer

Posted: 15 Sep 2009 09:51 AM PDT

@sandlynx In your above post you mention that your bicycle is registered/licensed and I also understand from other posts that you’re not living in Toronto or Ontario. Could you explain what registerin… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Councillor Michael Walker wants a Bicycle Licensing Scheme

Posted: 15 Sep 2009 09:44 AM PDT

John Lorinc in Spacing makes some good points: Knocking Heads The cycling community knows it’s got the ear of council — for now. But that status could change after next year’s municipal election, so… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Councillor Michael Walker wants a Bicycle Licensing Scheme

Posted: 15 Sep 2009 09:27 AM PDT

It would be nice if people on either side of this debate argued their point by using studies and statistics instead of meaningless anecdotes. Yes, mandatory helmets will mean less people cycling – why… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Councillor Michael Walker wants a Bicycle Licensing Scheme

Posted: 15 Sep 2009 09:25 AM PDT

Article in the Star today: Nothing settled in bicycle wars Cyclists oppose proposals for mandatory helmets and licences Yvonne Bambrick, of the 800-member Toronto Cyclists Union, vocally opposed bot… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Give cyclists $5 a day – Kuitenbrouwer

Posted: 15 Sep 2009 09:03 AM PDT

Gut reaction to this: “two resolutions by Councillor Michael Walker to regulate and control cyclists: one to force them to wear helmets (an idea that is laughable in the cycling-friendly countries of … Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Give cyclists $5 a day – Kuitenbrouwer

Posted: 15 Sep 2009 08:44 AM PDT

We’re not just less hazardous when colliding with pedestrians, but with everyone. Fatalities on the streets almost always involve automobiles. If they stopped wasting money on fruitless debates over … Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Give cyclists $5 a day – Kuitenbrouwer

Posted: 15 Sep 2009 07:38 AM PDT

Joe, I like that idea. In New York they just passed a bill requiring employers to allow cyclists to bring their bikes in to offices if there is elevator access. If rather than having a law there were … Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Give cyclists $5 a day – Kuitenbrouwer

Posted: 15 Sep 2009 07:21 AM PDT

It’s a good idea. Maybe have an employer program that encourages workplaces to compensate people for biking to work. Enough provide free parking and sometimes metropasses already… … Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Give cyclists $5 a day – Kuitenbrouwer

Posted: 15 Sep 2009 05:25 AM PDT

I’d have to adjust my commute, but I like this idea! Give cyclists $5 a day The television sets of reporters in the City Hall Press Gallery yesterday were all tuned to a grim spectacle going on in Co… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Disc lock alarm

Posted: 15 Sep 2009 05:10 AM PDT

Without the alarm I’d be all for a small locking device like this. It’s sort of like “The Club” for bikes. However, I can just imagine the rage an alarm like that would provoke in passersby. … Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

New bicycles help build great neighbourhood

Posted: 15 Sep 2009 05:07 AM PDT

New bicycles help build great neighbourhood August 14, 2009 Children in Swansea Mews will benefit from donation of bicycles and helmets Thirty-three children living in the West-end community of Swans… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

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