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Cycling Events This Week: Nov. 23 – 29

What’s on this week:

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20091123 20091123 Nov 23 6:30pm-8:30pm
Complete Streets Update Public Meeting
Streets designed for living? Where all users are not just considered but required in the design and redesign of our streets? That’s what we’re calling for with the Complete Streets Campaign!


20091124 20091124 Nov 24 6:30pm-9pm
Setting the Agenda 2010
In the weeks since the Mayor announced that he would not be running for re-election, there has been ample speculation about potential Mayoral candidates. Missing from the speculation on the “who,” however, has been the “what.” We need a thorough and thoughtful discussion of the challenges that face Toronto in the next term of Council and the policy agenda and vision for our city. It is time to set the agenda for 2010.

20091124 20091124 Nov 24 8:30pm-11:30pm
Pedal Power
[Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE/UT)] BIKING FOR A BETTER TORONTO – Movie, Discussion, Action

Students on Seven (SOS) and TorontotheBetter present:

Pedal Power…From bicycle-mad Paris to rush-hour New York and the back alleys of Toronto, take a ride through the changing world of bike culture.

What do bikes and biking mean for Toronto in 2009, and how far are we on the way to becoming a healthier, more sustainable bike-friendly city?

Join co-director Chris Sumpton and Taodgh Burns from Toronto’s Community Bicycle Network for a lively discussion after the screening to see what’s happening, figure out what needs to be done and how to do it.

http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=174703664802 (Google Map)

20091125 20100811 Nov 25 – Aug 11 10am-2am
TBN’s Wednesday Wheelie Ride
The nature of the Wednesday day rides known as the “Wednesday Wheelies” might be the best-kept secret in the TBN. Wednesday Wheelies are social, tourist-level rides that cover routes similar to the popular Country Cruises, but which have the glorious advantage of roads, often busy with traffic on a Sunday, being nearly deserted mid-week.


20091126 20091126 Nov 26 5pm-7pm
Toronto Cyclists Union “Cinq à Sept”
This monthly event is intended to provide a space where bike union board, executive, management team, ward captains, volunteers, and members can come together and converse over a refreshing beverage. This event is not formal and is not a meeting. Rather, it is a space where the union can meet for the sake of meeting.


20091127 20091127 Nov 27 6pm
Critical Mass Toronto – Halloween Edition
Join hundreds of cyclists for a group ride around downtown Toronto.

Be sure and dress up! :)
Bloor & Spadina – meet at 6 pm, ride at 6:30


20091128 20091128 Nov 28 2pm-4pm
George Monbiot Speaks On The Copenhagen Climate Change Negotiations
[.J.R. MacLeod Auditorium, Medical Sciences Building, University of Toronto, 1 King’s College Circle, Toronto, ON] http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=177027626707 Countdown to Copenhagen: Who in Canada is Killing the International Climate Treaty?

Join George Monbiot, Guardian columnist and author of “Heat: How To Save The Planet From Burning,” in Toronto next weekend for a special event!

With the international climate treaty summit less than a month away, leading experts on the science, policy and politics of climate change will lead a forum on the role Canada is (and isn’t) playing on the international stage.

Other Special Guests include:
– Richard Littlemore, co-author of the new book Climate Cover Up: the crusade to deny global warming. <http://www.desmogblog.com/climate-cover-up>

Details of the event are as follows:

Date: Saturday, November 28
Time: 2pm to 4pm (Google Map)

20091129 20091129 Nov 29 1pm
Bike Polo TO – Monthly Tournament
Monthly Bike Polo tournament to coincide with Pedestrian Sundays in Kensington – last Sunday of the month from May to October at Scadding Court.


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NEWS: Too many cyclists being hit by doors

Doorings are a common occurrence on Toronto’s streets, and the results can be fatal. In 2008, a driver doored a 57-year-old man, throwing the cyclist into oncoming traffic, where he was struck by another vehicle and killed. As cyclists flood the city’s streets this summer, how many of them will catch a dreaded door prize? […]


OH YEAH! It’s time bike lanes were installed everywhere in Toronto

The Editor of the Star’s Automotive Section calls for dedicated, separated bikelanes on almost every road.  A sensible write-up that advocates for Vision Zero (that NO ONE should die on the road) and safe infrastructure for all road users…  it helps that there is evidence from right here in Toronto that bikelanes actually HELP drivers […]


NEWS: Province of Ontario announces $10 million in #CycleON funding

The Province of Ontario will commit $10 million as a part of a 20-year #cycleON strategy to promote cycling as a viable form of transportation and to help improve safety for cyclists of all ages. This initiative will see the creation of two new funding programs, the Ontario Municipal Cycling Infrastructure Program, and the Cycling […]


DO IT: Danforth Loves Bikes Pledge (and Pub Crawl)

One of Cycle Toronto’s current action campaigns is getting businesses and residents of the Danforth to pledge their support of DanforthLovesBikes, to get the city to consider a PILOT of bikelanes on the Danforth, to see what works or doesn’t work, and how bikelanes can benefit business, drivers, and pedestrians. Over 60 businesses on the […]


OH YEAH! Heavy Metal in the Bike Lane: Meet Priya Panda

A brand new issue of Dandyhorse is coming soon, and it features Priya Panda on the cover.  Glad to see Dandyhorse is starting to put people riding bikes on their covers. We are very pleased Priya Panda, lead singer of Diemonds and member of the band She Demons, is on the cover of our new issue […]


NEWS: Hit and run kills cyclist in Milton

A cyclist is dead after a hit and run on Tremaine Road in Milton. Halton Regional Police say they were called to the scene shortly after 9 p.m. The victim had no vital signs and was pronounced dead on the scene. The suspect vehicle had fled the area. More: Hit and run kills cyclist in […]


GET INVOLVED: Help Plan Toronto’s Bike Network

The City of Toronto has launched the next phase a new bike plan process: fill out their second survey now! Later this year, City staff will bring a new 10-year cycling network plan forward to City Council. Our goal is to ensure that our core ask of building a city-wide Minimum Grid of 100 km of […]


VISION ZERO: A Road Safety Plan for Toronto

Go read this right now at Dandyhorse.  Any politician who votes against Vision Zero is effectively voting FOR people dying on the streets.  Your kids, your friends, and you. Is Vision Zero, the Swedish initiative to eliminate road deaths, coming to Toronto? A Swedish video on the issue lays the premise of the movement: “For […]


PHOTO OF THE DAY: Bike Chic. Queen and Spadina

Source: Original photo – by sigma. on Flickr. via Tumblr ift.tt/1JeuzYF via Flickr. See this and 7,000+ other amazing bike photos in the Biking Toronto Flickr Group. Also check out the thousands of amazing photos that have been shared on instagram with the #biketo hashtag!


INFRASTRUCTURE: Toronto wants you to plan the future of cycling

Want a bikelane somewhere?  Let the city know, officially: Via an online survey, people are being invited to identify up to 20 streets – 10 downtown and 10 others anywhere in the city — as cycling priorities from a list of suggestions. The suggestions were based on earlier survey data and the city’s smartphone app […]

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