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Blog Weekly Wrap-Up: College Street Survey and Mississauga Bikes

Happy Friday!  Today is a cold one!  The good news is that April starts next week! :)

Here’s all the stuff you’ve seen (or missed) in the past week!

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In The News:


New on the Main Blog:

Are Bikelanes with Wider Lines Safer?

College Street Cycling Survey – Call for Participants

The City of Toronto is working with the Toronto Coalition for Active Transportation (TCAT) and the Clean Air Partnership (CAP) to evaluate cycling conditions on College Street before and after the installation of a new  bicycle pavement marking application – and we need your help.

Updates to the Maps Page

I updated the Bikelanes Map to make it as current as possible. I added a link to Michael Holloway’s excellent and popular Toronto/GTA Bicycle Route Mapping Wiki blog – which compiles user-submitted cycling routes around Toronto.  I added a “RideTheCity” page with an embedded version of RideTheCity’s Toronto page.  The RideTheCity mapping function isn’t the best (some routes are a little wonky), but it’s pretty good and there are plans for improvement)

New on the Bike to Work Blog (NEW!):

New on Duncan’s City Ride:

New on Joe Bikes:

New on Toronto/GTA Bicycle Route Mapping Wiki:

New on Michael Holloway’s Blog:

New on the Fletcher Five:

New on Bikeroo in TO:

New on the Hub:

New on the Photo of the Day:

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Recent Posts

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TRUTH: The business of bikes and parking

Click on through to Spacing to see the full infographic. There has been some debate about whether bike lanes on Bloor would hurt or harm businesses. Spacing is republishing this infographic from our Fall 2014 issue to help inform the discussion. View Full Graphic: INFOGRAPHIC: The business of bikes and parking – Spacing Toronto

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VIDEO: A DIY repair shop created by students for students

A great video introduction to U of T’s BikeChain from Global News (except there’s an ad that runs before it): ‘Bikechain’ was created in 2005 as a student project serving the University of Toronto student community. This DIY bicycle repair shop is based out of the St. George campus and is open to everyone on […]

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MAPS! Helping cyclists avoid smoggy routes in Toronto and Montreal

  Amazing tool!  Played with it a long time.  Very telling that when you turn off the street map, high pollution levels still indicate where roads (and especially highways and the airport) are, and where the ravines (without highways) are. It is essentially a Google Map with an extra layer representing the average concentration of […]

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OH YEAH! Get Biking Toronto Updates, Win A Shirt

This is on until midnight on Saturday, April 30th, 2016! If you’re a regular visitor to Biking Toronto, you may notice little asks for you to join the update list.  This list updates you about new things on the site (and then you decide what you want to click through and read).  There are over […]

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NEWS: Bloor Bike Lanes Pilot Should Be a Council No-Brainer. Here’s Why It’s Not. 

An excellent piece in Torontoist about why a bike lane pilot designed to collect data about benefits/detriments and overwhelming supported by the community is getting static from politicians: There really should have been little to no debate about this 2.5 kilometre bike lane pilot project running along Bloor Street West from Shaw Street to Avenue […]