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Cycling’s Enemy is not the Car

Posted: 02 Oct 2009 03:02 PM PDT

Truth is, the average human intelligence `ain’t that bright… and half the world is less than average intelligence. A light weight two/three-wheeled and slow speed vehicle operates much closer to the… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

A Sharrow on Bloor?

Posted: 02 Oct 2009 02:57 PM PDT

Hey Duncan… I just noticed that I posted the very same Torontoist article as you. Ha. Great minds think alike… or fools seldom differ? :)Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

A Sharrow on Bloor?

Posted: 02 Oct 2009 01:05 PM PDT

This city has to have every street sign in the same boring blue format. But they already have 4 official sharrow stencil designs… … Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

E-Bikes now fully legal on Ontario roads

Posted: 02 Oct 2009 12:56 PM PDT

I’m pretty sure they can go at the same speed of traffic (downtown, anyways)… 10 – 30 km/h. :) True… if you swallow the hype. 32kmh max… under perfect conditions. Life ain’t like that. Truth? Y… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Toronto to Niagara Falls – Anyone biked it?

Posted: 02 Oct 2009 10:43 AM PDT

It’s certainly a big ride. Something I want to try soon enough. … Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

A Sharrow on Bloor?

Posted: 02 Oct 2009 09:52 AM PDT

That’s awesome. :) Good to know I was wrong. I’m sure some news people lurk on biking sites… and we’ll see this in the press soon. … Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

A Sharrow on Bloor?

Posted: 02 Oct 2009 09:46 AM PDT

Just heard back from Dan Egan: I’m not surprised {that we’re all debating about who did it}… but it does make me laugh. They were installed by the City. … Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

City Council to discuss lowering speed limits to 30 km/h

Posted: 02 Oct 2009 09:44 AM PDT

Oh yes… our street has “speed humps” too. They are pretty old so they are worn down, though. A section of our street is one-way only too, to prevent people from using it as an alternative to major r… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

A Sharrow on Bloor?

Posted: 02 Oct 2009 09:42 AM PDT

And, you know… anything like this would go through Public Works and Council meetings first and we probably would’ve seen some “War on the Car” articles referencing it. :)Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

A Sharrow on Bloor?

Posted: 02 Oct 2009 09:41 AM PDT

I’m betting that they aren’t official. That pic from Torontoist has one of the wheels in the stencil looking all wonky, and official stencils are usually wonk-free. haha. :)Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

City Council to discuss lowering speed limits to 30 km/h

Posted: 02 Oct 2009 09:34 AM PDT

I was noticing the same thing in our new neighbourhood on the west end. Lots of the residential neighbourhoods not only have 30 km/h speed limits, many of them have speed bumps as well. Definitely a d… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

City Council to discuss lowering speed limits to 30 km/h

Posted: 02 Oct 2009 09:31 AM PDT

I never really noticed it before because I drive so rarely, and generally try to go slower than usual on residential streets, but a section of my street (near Danforth and Woodbine) has a 30 kph poste… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Toronto to Niagara Falls – Anyone biked it?

Posted: 02 Oct 2009 09:31 AM PDT

Just got a bit of feedback elsewhere. Sounds like a pretty long ride down so I’m leaning towards taking the GO train down on Sunday and then biking as far as I can home from there when I return unless… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

A Sharrow on Bloor?

Posted: 02 Oct 2009 09:29 AM PDT

OK, just sent Dan Egan (Toronto Manager of Cyclist and Pedestrian Infrastructure) an email asking him if the city installed them. In the past he’s been pretty good about responding. My money’s on the … Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

E-Bikes now fully legal on Ontario roads

Posted: 02 Oct 2009 09:24 AM PDT

I’m pretty sure they can go at the same speed of traffic (downtown, anyways)… 10 – 30 km/h. :)Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

A Sharrow on Bloor?

Posted: 02 Oct 2009 09:22 AM PDT

Ah… Duncan beat me to it on the Wellesley stencil. :)Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

A Sharrow on Bloor?

Posted: 02 Oct 2009 09:19 AM PDT

Here’s a photo of the recent upgraded sharrows on Dundas over the Don River: And here’s a pic from Duncan’s blog of the sharrows on Wellesley: … Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

A Sharrow on Bloor?

Posted: 02 Oct 2009 09:17 AM PDT

This is a sharrow on Wellesley east of Yonge. The stencils are just heavy paper, so whatever company put these down (should they be contracted by the city) may just have newer, different stencils. Or… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

A Sharrow on Bloor?

Posted: 02 Oct 2009 09:14 AM PDT

In my post above, the sharrow pictured has the same look as the bike lane stencils along the roads of York University. … Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

E-Bikes now fully legal on Ontario roads

Posted: 02 Oct 2009 09:12 AM PDT

This sounds a lot like the previous restrictions on electric cars that kept them off the road as well. Not the same of course. Now, I’m not saying that these bikes shouldn’t be on the road. And, drawi… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

A Sharrow on Bloor?

Posted: 02 Oct 2009 09:11 AM PDT

Torontoist just posted about this: Though they only last for three hundred metres so far, this is no small victory for cyclists. Bloor Street East, between just west of Yonge and just east of Church… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

A Sharrow on Bloor?

Posted: 02 Oct 2009 08:59 AM PDT

Torontoist has another photo: Though they only last for three hundred metres so far, this is no small victory for cyclists. Bloor Street East, between just west of Yonge and just east of Church, has … Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

E-Bikes now fully legal on Ontario roads

Posted: 02 Oct 2009 08:56 AM PDT

Joe… They *can’t* abide by those laws. They have been crippled by a 500W power limit. They’re not fast enough to meld with the motorized carriages. Lots of folks on pedal bikes can travel faster tha… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

E-Bikes now fully legal on Ontario roads

Posted: 02 Oct 2009 08:50 AM PDT

Yeah, Lock makes a good point… most “e-bikes” are more akin to electric scooters than bicycles with a motor-assist. They really should have to abide by the same rules as scooters / mopeds. … Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Toronto to Niagara Falls – Anyone biked it?

Posted: 02 Oct 2009 08:43 AM PDT

So I have a client between Niagara Falls and Buffalo. I’m almost surely bringing my bike this time (it’ll be the first time to this client) but am weighing my options as to how to get there in part ba… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

E-Bikes now fully legal on Ontario roads

Posted: 02 Oct 2009 08:39 AM PDT

Duncan… ebikes are pretty new to Toronto… much of Canada. So far we have been seeing Canadians being “sold” the scooter-style ebikes. Most of the rest of the ebike world (eg EU and USA) don’t ride… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

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

Posted: 02 Oct 2009 08:06 AM PDT

Woah. impressive that he can ride it then. I’m 6’2″. … Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

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

Posted: 02 Oct 2009 08:02 AM PDT

My brother is 6’1″ … just sayin’… haha. … Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

E-Bikes now fully legal on Ontario roads

Posted: 02 Oct 2009 08:02 AM PDT

While I don’t agree that these should be in bike lanes, I certainly think this is a step in the right direction… although I still expect to see them on sidewalks North of Sheppard (I see a few a wee… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Ward 29 Bikes Meeting – Tues, Oct. 6

Posted: 02 Oct 2009 06:57 AM PDT

Ward 29 Bikes of the Toronto Cyclists Union would like to invite you to an open meeting on cycling advocacy on Tuesday October 6. This an opportunity to sit down informally and discuss priorities and … Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Joyride Bicycle Film Festival – Fri, Oct. 16

Posted: 02 Oct 2009 06:52 AM PDT

From Duncan’s City Ride: Via Bike Pirates: Join Bike Pirates for a special documentary film night on Friday Oct 16th at 8pm. Showcasing small independent docs directed by Toronto cyclists riding the … Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

How To Get Visible: Video

Posted: 02 Oct 2009 06:49 AM PDT

Just noticed that Duncan posted this on his blog a few days ago. :)Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Star: City slow to install bike lane network

Posted: 02 Oct 2009 06:45 AM PDT

It’s something every cyclist in the city knows already… but articles like this helps get the issue out to non-cyclists. :) It’s also good to see a mention of how the outer city needs some co-ordinat… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

E-Bikes now fully legal on Ontario roads

Posted: 02 Oct 2009 06:40 AM PDT

A couple more articles about it: CBC: Ontario expands e-bike rules Star: Ontario unveils e-bike rules … Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

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

Posted: 02 Oct 2009 06:37 AM PDT

I can’t pedal a BMX… legs are too long. :)Click to read more in the Forum >>>…


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