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Sept. 23: New in the BikingToronto Forum

Royal York Road (Bloor St to Dundas St. West)

Posted: 22 Sep 2009 04:52 PM PDT

This is one of my favourite bike lanes, it’s rare to have such a long stretch on an semi-arterial road given over to bikes. The problem with speeding cars is the same on every major street, no differe… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

TCAT Complete Streets Meeting – Mon, Sept. 28

Posted: 22 Sep 2009 04:44 PM PDT

The grumpy driver who can’t find a space to park has already abandoned the core and is shopping at a store with acres of “free” parking which is hidden in the price of products cyclists also pay for. … Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

World Car-Free Day

Posted: 22 Sep 2009 01:53 PM PDT

Ironically, I am out of town in a place where I need a car to get to work. So sadly, this is one of the days where I’m actually renting a car instead of cycling/taking transit. … Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

TCAT Complete Streets Meeting – Mon, Sept. 28

Posted: 22 Sep 2009 01:51 PM PDT

Hey, that’s me! I didn’t know that was out there. Complete Streets is one of the more exciting ideas I’ve seen in the past several years and if we could just get over the anti-cyclist bias I think it … Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

What Would It Take To Get You Out Of Your Car?

Posted: 22 Sep 2009 11:18 AM PDT

It’s a shame everyone still thinks of their commute in terms of time and not of “quality.” My commute by TTC takes FOREVER (OK, just under 2 hours) but in that time I get to read, listen to music and … Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Royal York Road (Bloor St to Dundas St. West)

Posted: 22 Sep 2009 10:16 AM PDT

My mistake, anything West of High Park is suburbia to me. … Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

GO unveils rush-hour bike parking

Posted: 22 Sep 2009 10:11 AM PDT

Chris Ariens at RaisetheHammer.org offers up a rebuttal with the cost of creating free parking for cars. The Star’s Bias Against Cyclists I certainly encourage the Star and other news media to provid… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Royal York Road (Bloor St to Dundas St. West)

Posted: 22 Sep 2009 10:07 AM PDT

Yes. The street is a 50KM zone. I’ve raised the issue with Councillor Milczyn and the traffic folk on several occasions but nothing ever happens. BTW, I take umbrageto Royal York betweem Dundas and Bl… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Royal York Road (Bloor St to Dundas St. West)

Posted: 22 Sep 2009 09:32 AM PDT

That is certainly an issue with suburban arterial roads. Bike lanes need to be separated where motor vehicles can (and do) reach speeds that far exceed anyone on a bicycle. What is the speed limit on… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

TCAT Complete Streets Meeting – Mon, Sept. 28

Posted: 22 Sep 2009 09:08 AM PDT

From TCAT: The next meeting to plan TCAT’s Complete Streets Campaign is on Monday, September 28th at 7pm, Metro Hall, 55 John St., Rm 316. There has been a lot of work done since we first met. Todd T… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

CBC DocZone: Pedal Power – Thurs, Sept. 24

Posted: 22 Sep 2009 09:02 AM PDT

CBC DocZone is showing “Pedal Power” later this week: Thursday September 24, 2009 at 8 pm on CBC-TV Repeating: Friday September 25, 2009 at 10 pm ET/PT on CBC Newsworld From bicycle-mad Paris to rush… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

World Car-Free Day

Posted: 22 Sep 2009 08:56 AM PDT

Today is Car-Free Day… what are you doing to be less auto dependent? … Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Royal York Road (Bloor St to Dundas St. West)

Posted: 22 Sep 2009 08:52 AM PDT

It was great to see the City add bike lanes to Royal York Road during the redesign of the road back in 2007. Unfortunately, the street lacks any speed related signage which means that most drivers (T… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Montrose Ave – Could we use more contra-flow bike lanes?

Posted: 22 Sep 2009 08:51 AM PDT

Sussex and the Easternmost part of Lennox, between Bathurst and Spadina, could use contraflow lanes. It’s one of those streets where one block is a 1-way in one direction and the next block is a 1-way… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Forum Statistics

Posted: 22 Sep 2009 08:38 AM PDT

It’s not the end of September yet, but I thought I’d mention that today the forum passed the 1000 posts mark! … Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Montrose Ave – Could we use more contra-flow bike lanes?

Posted: 22 Sep 2009 08:13 AM PDT

Since writing this article I’ve used this bike lane a dozen or so times. The entire trip from Dundas up to Bloor is fairly enjoyable and kinda scenic too. Passing through residential streets with much… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Is it Really Safe for Cyclists on the New Simcoe Street Underpass?

Posted: 22 Sep 2009 08:01 AM PDT

Apparently there was a ribbon cutting ceremony today (Tuesday, September 22, 2009 Car-Free Day) for an extension of the bike lane south of Bremney. I’ll take photos this weekend when I’m in the area….. Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

GO unveils rush-hour bike parking

Posted: 22 Sep 2009 04:59 AM PDT

And TheStar weighs in today with a whole lot of numbers that mean nothing. I appreciate that the GO rep who spoke to this reporter calls them on their terrible and pointless math. While I understand t… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…




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