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Weekly News Wrap-Up: Toronto’s Mayoral Race and Lighting Your Bike

Hi everyone! It looks like typical Toronto winter weather has descended upon us finally (for at least a few days), so I hope you’re all staying warm if you are biking around (and it seems more people are biking with this mild January we’ve been having). Here’s your weekly Wrap-Up: News: Putting Priority on Cyclists […]

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BikingToronto, Interviewed

You may have noticed that BikingToronto is vastly different in 2010 than it was in 2009.  It’s more interactive, social and has, on average, 87% fewer references to Rob Ford.  Okay… just kidding.  Rob Ford is “good copy”, as they say. Ben Elling of Third Rail Repository decided he wanted to interview me to figure […]

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Cycling Events This Week: Jan. 25 – 31

What’s going on this week?   Here’s your weekly rundown.  Your weekly calendar.  Your 7 day agenda.  Your… um, list of… stuff going on.  :)  You can view all events on the Events page. Monday, Jan. 25 TCAT 2010 Platform Update 6:00 – 7:30 PM Metro Hall, 55 John Street, Room 303 The Toronto Coalition for […]

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Weekly News Wrap-Up: Bikelanes an Election Issue, More People Biking and Cemetary Bike Racks

How was your week everyone?  With the mild temperatures did you try out some winter biking?  Get it in while you can… there’s a good chance that February isn’t going to be as nice to us as January has been. It’s friday, so here’s your wrap-up of the past week: Mayoral candidate Rocco Rossi wants […]

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Mayoral candidate Rocco Rossi wants to stop (and tear out) bikelanes

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(Cross-posted to the News discussion group) Globe and Mail: Rossi vows review of transit plan http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/toronto/rossi-vows-review-of-transit-plan/article1439298/ Wow… I’m not sure of Rossi’s chances… but who would really think that we need less transit and bikelanes in the city? Elect this guy if you want to see Toronto grind to a halt due to traffic congestion. […]

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Photos of the Mount Pleasant Cemetary Bike Rack Finalists

I swung by Ryerson after a late meeting at work to see if it was possible to get photos of the finalists of the Mount Pleasant Bike Rack competition.  The competition was for students of Ryerson’s School of Interior Design to “design bike racks to enhance the unique and bicycle-friendly environment that exists within the […]

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Cemetary Bike Rack Competition Announces Winners Thursday

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I just came across this via the Canada News Wire… this Thursday is the announcement of the winners of a bikerack competition for Mount Pleasant Cemetary: Mount Pleasant Group of Cemeteries has asked Ryerson’s School of Interior Design students to create specially-designed bicycle racks that will enhance the unique and bicycle-friendly environment that exists within […]

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First Photos from the Toronto Bike Awards

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The first photos I’ve seen of the Toronto Bike Awards (that took place last night) are from HiMY Syed via twitter and twitpic:

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Notes from the Toronto Cycling Committee

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Last night I went to the first 2010 meeting of the Toronto Cycling Advisory Committee meeting.  It was also the first Committee meeting I’ve been to… after meaning to go for ages. I was impressed by the turnout.  The room was full of observers (probably at least 40 people).  The observers are people who care […]

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City of Toronto Survey shows Cycling is on the Rise!

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It’s something that we all either suspected or downright knew… there are more and more Torontonians hopping on their bikes to do “utility” cycling (getting around by bike to do normal day-to-day things, like going to work, picking stuff up from the store, visiting friends, etc.) Now our gut feelings have the hard data to […]

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Cycling Events This Week: Jan. 18 – 24

What’s going on this week?  This is your go-to list. :)  You can view all events on the Events page. Monday, Jan. 18 Toronto Cycling Advisory Committee 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM The Toronto Cycling Committee is designed to advise City Council and its departments, agencies, boards, and commissions, on the design, development and delivery […]

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Updates to the Toronto BikeShop Map

Just a quick post to let you know I just updated the Toronto BikeShop Map. I made the BikeShop Map 4 years ago because whenever I was in a part of the city I wasn’t very familiar with, I never knew if I was near a bikeshop. It’s easy enough to google “Toronto Bikeshops” and […]

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Weekly News Wrap-Up: Winter Biking Is Not Crazy

How is 2010 going for you so far?  Here’s some of the new stuff on BikingToronto this week! In the News: Hard Core Cyclists Do Not Fear Winter Catherine Porter at the Toronto Star learned a bit about winter cycling from Yvonne Bambrick of the Toronto Cyclists Union… while the article title makes it sound […]

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How Many of Your Neighbours Bike to Work? Perhaps More Than You Think!

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Patrick Cain at the Toronto Star loves maps (who doesn’t?). He’s done a couple general commuting maps for the GTA, but has just released one just about Commuter Cyclists, organized by Census Tracts. The map looks pretty much like you’d expect… higher levels of people using bicycles as their primary mode of getting to work […]

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BikingToronto is 4 Years Old!

That’s right!  4 years have gone by since I made the very first post on BikingToronto on Jan. 12, 2006.  4 years!  If BikingToronto was a kid, it would be starting kindergarten. What’s happened in 4 years?  Why don’t I tell you? (photo from no small wonder on Flickr, via NYC BikeMaps) Hosting: BikingToronto started […]

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