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Yonge St. Bike Lane Ribbon Cutting – Tues, Sept 29th @ 11:30am

Posted: 30 Sep 2009 07:43 PM PDT

ya seems a bit of a piddly token. they can do better. … Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Yonge St. Bike Lane Ribbon Cutting – Tues, Sept 29th @ 11:30am

Posted: 30 Sep 2009 07:01 PM PDT

I got excited, right before the bit where this is only between Front and QQ. I know, I know: I’m just being cynical and pessimistic… as high as Bloor by, say, 2025? … Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Councillor Walker wants Mandatory Helmets and Bike Licenses

Posted: 30 Sep 2009 06:53 PM PDT

As a daily driver in the city I find that it would be quite nice to actually share the road with cyclists in the city. I see 99% of cyclists every day riding dangerously and without any regard for man… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

TCAT Complete Streets Meeting – Mon, Sept. 28

Posted: 30 Sep 2009 11:38 AM PDT

Awesome Duncan, and Val, if you are reading… great job! … Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

TCAT Complete Streets Meeting – Mon, Sept. 28

Posted: 30 Sep 2009 11:27 AM PDT

On the heels of this meeting, Val Dodge writes about complete streets over on Torontoist: Complete Streets No one—not even cyclist or pedestrian advocates—ever questions whether we should include spac… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Big cars, Red Pumps and an 80s Commute in Toronto

Posted: 30 Sep 2009 09:43 AM PDT

From ibiketo.ca: Dusted off from the archives, WolfRuck brings us some vintage footage of first-person cycling through Toronto’s 80s streets. The biggest difference: no bike lanes. The same: the red … Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Councillor Walker wants Mandatory Helmets and Bike Licenses

Posted: 30 Sep 2009 09:19 AM PDT

Yeah… it’s a hard call on whether Corcoran is completely serious. … Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Councillor Walker wants Mandatory Helmets and Bike Licenses

Posted: 30 Sep 2009 09:13 AM PDT

I think this is just really, really, really poor satire. Kuitenbrouwer rebuts: Tax cyclists? Yes, and pedestrians, too Terence Corcoran, in today’s post, calls for a $100 tax on cyclists, to help pay… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Councillor Walker wants Mandatory Helmets and Bike Licenses

Posted: 30 Sep 2009 09:08 AM PDT

I can’t tell – is he serious? It’s just out there enough to be tongue in cheek, and yet still something I could believe would come from that side of the fence. … Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Councillor Walker wants Mandatory Helmets and Bike Licenses

Posted: 30 Sep 2009 08:28 AM PDT

Terence Corcoran in the Post, though apparently conservative and opposed to big government, apparently wants all the bureaucracy involved in taxing cyclists… because apparently we don’t “pay our fai… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Paramedics on Wheels

Posted: 30 Sep 2009 07:29 AM PDT

Although reserved for special events in Toronto, public safety services such as Police and Paramedics are found on two wheels here. Paramedics on wheels This past weekend, the 50,000 or so competitor… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Bike Parking Empty at Ryerson – Costs as much as a good lock

Posted: 30 Sep 2009 07:07 AM PDT

Looks like it is just for students, faculty and staff: Bicycle Room The Bicycle Room offers students, faculty and staff an indoor facility to park their bicycles. It is located at the back of 110 Bond… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Bike Parking Empty at Ryerson – Costs as much as a good lock

Posted: 30 Sep 2009 06:37 AM PDT

Hmmm… I wonder if it’s open to non-students? Lots of people work in that area and having secure bike parking for that rate would be popular. … Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Cycling’s Enemy is not the Car

Posted: 30 Sep 2009 06:30 AM PDT

Sometimes I think if we all just gave ourselves a little more time to get places (cyclists and motorists alike) and just chilled out a bit the roads would be a lot safer and smoother for us all. I’ve … Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Bike Parking Empty at Ryerson – Costs as much as a good lock

Posted: 30 Sep 2009 05:59 AM PDT

Via The Eye Opener Stolen rides, empty bike room Posted on Wednesday, September 30, 2009 Written by Tanya Bahnesli As bike thefts continue to plaguecampus, Ryerson’s Bicycle Room goes underused. Out… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

What Happened to the Harbord and Bathurst Bike Box?

Posted: 30 Sep 2009 05:51 AM PDT

Ah, good to know. The Toronto Bike Plan does include these, now when we’ll see them is another mystery altogether. … Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

What Happened to the Harbord and Bathurst Bike Box?

Posted: 30 Sep 2009 05:41 AM PDT

Well, apparently it wasn’t an official bike-box, but one done by URS (Urban Repair Squad). Thanks for the reminder, I’ll update the post. :) … Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

What Happened to the Harbord and Bathurst Bike Box?

Posted: 30 Sep 2009 05:31 AM PDT

In 2008 Joe wrote about a bike box at Harbord and Bathurst in Toronto. What happened? Not sure what a bike box is? Here’s a video that explains: http://www.streetfilms.org/archives/portland-green-biClick to read more in the Forum >>>…

Cycling’s Enemy is not the Car

Posted: 30 Sep 2009 04:51 AM PDT

While I don’t like to go around labeling people “idiots” it seems like we had a case of just this sort of thing happening yesterday in Toronto: No charges after fight between cyclist, motorist “He cal… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Bikelanes Right Down The Middle in NYC

Posted: 30 Sep 2009 04:41 AM PDT

Here’s a case where no left turns on a streetcar route could help. I’m no city planner, but as J.J. Leeming told us many decades ago, by making way for more cars, you increase traffic congestion, not … Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

How to Be Prepared for a Flat Tire

Posted: 30 Sep 2009 03:38 AM PDT

I googled Presta valves because I am no valve expert, and this is what I found, so I thought I’d share. :) The Presta valve (also called Sclaverand valve[1] or French valve) is a valve commonly foun… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

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