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Sept. 22: New in the BikingToronto Forum

Family defies no-bike policy at Maple Avenue Middle School

Posted: 21 Sep 2009 05:04 PM PDT

Agreed – I don’t see how the school has the right to dictate how someone gets there. Sure, on their property they can set the rules, but outside? Absolutely not. That’s a slippery slope. … Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

How Was Your Weekend?

Posted: 21 Sep 2009 04:59 PM PDT

Sounds like fun – just passed that one on to my partner, Sage, who really enjoys the productions at the Bad Dog. And now that we live way closer to the subway it’s much easier to get there. I had a pr… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

World Car-Free Day

Posted: 21 Sep 2009 04:50 PM PDT

From Facebook: To recognize Car Free Day, the City of Toronto and Sierra Club Ontario will be hosting a celebration in Yonge Dundas Square between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. The event will be hosted by Candic… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

World Car-Free Day Critical Mass

Posted: 21 Sep 2009 04:46 PM PDT

From Facebook: September 22nd is International Car-Free Day! Let’s get together and celebrate car-free culture on our sexy bikes! Departure at 6:30pm, ride around to Trinity Bellwoods Park and join th… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Why Some Cyclists in Toronto Break the Rules

Posted: 21 Sep 2009 02:46 PM PDT

Why Some Cyclists in Toronto Break the Rules

Posted: 21 Sep 2009 02:46 PM PDT

i hear what you are saying guys. but regarding the get off and walk approach at crosswalks, this is just shamefully poor urban planning. i mean to car drivers ever have to get out and push to avoid br… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

How Was Your Weekend?

Posted: 21 Sep 2009 10:56 AM PDT

Awesome cast, including Kerry Griffin (Canadian Comedy Award winner), Lisa Merchant (Train 48), Aurora Browne (Comedy Inc.), etc., and brilliant director (I’m a bit biased there). We’re early in the s… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Family defies no-bike policy at Maple Avenue Middle School

Posted: 21 Sep 2009 10:21 AM PDT

Good for that family. I rode my bicycle to elementary school in warmer months, and walked all winter. We didn’t live very far, but do you know how they kept kids safe? They enforced a reduced speed li… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

How Was Your Weekend?

Posted: 21 Sep 2009 10:12 AM PDT

Great idea. Saturday around noon I went for a mountain bike ride in the Don Valley Crothers Woods. Ran in to members of TORBA and IMBA working on a new trail work-around and making improvements to exi… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

How Was Your Weekend?

Posted: 21 Sep 2009 10:08 AM PDT

Cool… is Hot Oil Barons good? I am sure it is. :) … Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Family defies no-bike policy at Maple Avenue Middle School

Posted: 21 Sep 2009 10:05 AM PDT

Family defies no-bike policy at Maple Avenue Middle School[b] (Sept. 14, 2009) snippet: SARATOGA SPRINGS — The first day of school, already a happy and trying event for any student, saw a little addit… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

How Was Your Weekend?

Posted: 21 Sep 2009 10:04 AM PDT

Attended episode 2 of Hot Oil Barons in Love. :) Had my first African drumming class. Fingers bruised *ouch*! Me and five little kids, it’s hillarious if somewhat embarassing. I plan on bringing my dr… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

How Was Your Weekend?

Posted: 21 Sep 2009 09:48 AM PDT

I worked on our porch for a lot of the weekend (I’m re-building it), but went to Grimsby for a wedding… and found lots of good BikeTrain info. Planning a big group trip next summer. :) … Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

How Was Your Weekend?

Posted: 21 Sep 2009 09:46 AM PDT

Hi everyone, There’s enough of us posting regularly now that a “how was your weekend” thread may be appropriate. What did you do this past weekend? Bike anywhere? Take photos? … Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Fighting for a safer ride of way

Posted: 21 Sep 2009 09:45 AM PDT

Thanks for posting this Duncan… saw the Star article, but have been swamped so far today. :) … Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Tour de Greenbelt promises to be educational

Posted: 21 Sep 2009 09:30 AM PDT

This coming Sunday, September 27, 2009 I’ll be heading out on the Durham Region Tour de Greenbelt. My mother, brother, girlfriend and I will be tackling the 43 km ride and are really looking forward t… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Fighting for a safer ride of way

Posted: 21 Sep 2009 07:45 AM PDT

Cycling summit part of personal crusade for Burlington woman The 47-year-old Burlington woman has made great strides in that direction by founding the Share the Road Cycling Coalition, which is holdi… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Fighting for a safer ride of way

Posted: 21 Sep 2009 07:40 AM PDT

Fighting for a safer ride of way Cycling activist calls for provincial policy on ways to share roads Tess Kalinowski Transportation Reporter The debate between cyclists and motorists over who owns t… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Why Some Cyclists in Toronto Break the Rules

Posted: 21 Sep 2009 07:05 AM PDT

There needs to be more clarity with right turning cars. I love the way the bike lane on Sherbourne moves to the left of the right turn lane, it would work very well if the *&^&^%$ cars changin… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Why Some Cyclists in Toronto Break the Rules

Posted: 21 Sep 2009 06:23 AM PDT

Annie, That’s an interesting way of handling red lights. Do you pull completely off the road? Lately, whether I’m first in line or behind a few cars I find myself filling the lane at red lights. While… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Why Some Cyclists in Toronto Break the Rules

Posted: 21 Sep 2009 05:45 AM PDT

Where there isn’t much traffic or where there’s an advanced green for left turns, I will make the lane change and turn left from the left lane. Otherwise, if the light is green, I continue to the next… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Why Some Cyclists in Toronto Break the Rules

Posted: 21 Sep 2009 05:11 AM PDT

Jeff, These laws feel like they were written from a car-centric stance, because they were. There’s one street where I use what I call a “wide left” or crosswalk left turn because drivers there are too… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Why Some Cyclists in Toronto Break the Rules

Posted: 20 Sep 2009 09:48 PM PDT

i hear that cyclists are not supposed to cross at crosswalks when turning left, rather change lanes into the center and turn from there. On some Toronto streets this is crazy.I argue that this is one … Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Councillor Walker wants Mandatory Helmets and Bike Licenses

Posted: 20 Sep 2009 09:13 PM PDT

do we really need more insulting nanny state legislation infantalizing us all. I mean where does it end. whatever happened to personal responsibility and thinking for yourself. … Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

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