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Weekly News Wrap-Up: Complete Streets!

Happy Friday to you.  Here’s all the news stuff from the last week that you can peruse while you are:

  • a) sipping cocoa under blankets
  • b) biking happily through the snow
  • c) doing both at the same time. :)

(I wonder if those beer helmet things where the beer cans sit on your head and you drink through a long straw would work with cocoa?)

New on the Main Blog:

Focus on Bikes and Complete Streets, Politicians Told

Are you a politician who wants to be an effective municipal and environmental leader?  Here are six things that you should pay attention to… and yeah, bikes are a huge part!

Job: Evergreen.ca Looking for Bike Educator

Evergreen is re-developing the Don Valley Greenworks into a showcase for environmental technologies and practices… and they are rightly focusing on the wonders of bikes for part of the transportation part of things.  If you know bikes, like people, and have experience providing education programming… this may be right for you!

Event Reminder

Tomorrow Night (Saturday the 13th) at 7pm, the annual Ice Bike Races (or “Icycle”) take place at Dufferin Grove Park.  They go for  a couple hours and are very entertaining to watch.

For more details and photos of past races, visit the Event Listing.

New on Duncan’s City Ride:

The Mysterious Mystery of the Bicycle Pile

A pile of bikeparts locked up together?  Did someone run out of room in their apartment, or is it a Bicycle Transformer?  Cycletron Prime!

Cycling Mascots of Vancouver’s 2010 Olympic Games

What Colour Should Toronto’s Bicycle Sharing Program Use?

Toronto’s very own Bike Sharing system is coming this year (currently scheduled for July).  What colour should the bikes be?

A Google Street View Tour of Bike Lane Parking on College Street

One Bikelane, One Day, One Google Streetview Camera… and countless cars parked in the Bikelane

New on the Photo of the Day:

New in the Forums:

Leslie Street Meeting Notes

Leslie Street is being reconstructed between Queen & Lakeshore.  Now is the time to help make the new street safer.

Times Square Then and Now

NYC closed down half of Times Square to traffic.  Merchants, tourists and office workers love it.  LOVE IT.

Ice Bike Races Meet-Up

Going to the Races?  Meet some people who love bikes too!

Toronto Man Invents Wind-Resistant “Bra” for Bike Handlebars

Keep your hands a little warmer.

BIXI: Bike Sharing Across Three Continents

Bixi is expanding… all over the world!

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OH YEAH! Bike-powered trailside concerts on the Pan Am Path

If a band plays in the forest and no gas-guzzling generators are around to power its sound system, does it make a noise? For a series of trailside concerts organized in tandem with the Pan Am Games, the answer is “yes” — thanks to Tune Your Ride, a paid of bicycle-powered concert producers. Using “workhorse” […]

BIKEMONTH: Never too Old to Ride

Date:  Sunday, May 31, 2015 – 11:00 – 12:00 Never too Old to Ride Whether you a new to cycling or haven’t ridden a bike for while, Fitness expert Leehe Lev (www.wholeself.ca) will show you some exercises to strengthen your core and improve your balance. Location: Meet at Conaught circle, exercise demo and skills practice […]

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EVENT: Sun, May 10 – A Ride in the Clouds (High Park Cherry Blossoms)

A bike ride through the cherry blossoms of High Park!  Yes please. This is the second bike tour of High Park’s cherry trees for the season. We can expect full blooms and large crowds. Dress your best and don’t be shy with decorating your bike. Remember, it’s a festival! Facebook Event: A Ride in the Clouds.

INFRASTRUCTURE: Richmond-Adelaide Cycle Tracks may be extended to Parliament Street

Great news… a proposal to extend the Richmond and Adelaide Cycle Tracks east to Parliament. In 2014, the City installed cycle tracks separated bike lanes on Richmond St., Adelaide St. and Simcoe St. These are a “pilot project” for demonstration, testing and evaluation, before a decision is made on whether they should be made permanent […]

OH YEAH! GO launches 2015 biketrain service to Niagara

All aboard the BikeTrain! The idea is to make it easy to escape the city or to get downtown to enjoy Toronto’s summer weekend events, including this year’s Pan Am Games. Niagara weekend service will begin its fourth season May 15 to 18, the long weekend, and then Friday, Saturday, Sunday and holidays from July […]

NEWS: Cycle Toronto answers Star readers’ biking questions

Over the past several years, protected bike lanes have taken off across North America. Between 1874 and 2011, 78 of these facilities were built in America. By 2014, there were 191 protected bike lanes in America. Toronto committed to building a downtown network of protected bike lanes in 2011 and rolled out its first partially […]

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HOW TO: Learn to Bike Lessons at the Brickworks all summer

Date: Monday, June 8, 2015 – 14:00 – Monday, August 31, 2015 – 19:00 Bike Works wants you to get riding! Learn to ride a bike at your own pace and in a safe and encouraging environment. Our skilled instructor will help you get moving, whether you’ve never ridden before or you’re just looking to […]

Drop-in DIY Bike Repairs, May 19, 2012

HOW TO: Bike Works Bike Repair Workshops going all summer!

Location: Don Valley Brickworks BikeWorks Sessions Tuesdays, June 9–June 30 Tuesdays, July 7–July 28 Tuesdays, August 4–August 25 Time6–8pm Cost $85/session To register and for more information , visit us online or give is a call  | http://ift.tt/1GA0f9L | 416-596-1495 Location: 550 Bayview Avenue, Toronto   Learn the skills to maintain your wheels—from fixing a flat […]

NEWS: Toronto triathlete struck in hit-and-run

Oh this is horrible. A young doctor and triathlete. The driver of the truck fled the scene. The suspect vehicle is described as an older black tow truck with rear dual wheels and “Free Tow And Scrap” written in white lettering on the side. If you have any information about the incident call police at […]

INFRASTRUCTURE: West Toronto Railpath Update

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