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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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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:

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PHOTO OF THE DAY: Spring in Toronto

Source: Original photo – by Fixed in Silver on Flickr. On the Martin Goodman Trail via Flickr. See this and 7,000+ other amazing bike photos in the Biking Toronto Flickr Group.

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OH YEAH! Sexy people stopping at a red light

I shared the above photo on facebook the other day, and it got such a good response, I thought I’d share it here too. Look at all these sexy people on bikes stopped at a red light (at a T intersection, no less). Sooooo hot. See it (and a good discussion) on the City of […]

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PHOTO OF THE DAY: Messenger’s Line

Source: Original photo – by Phanciest on Flickr. Toronto via Flickr. See this and 7,000+ other amazing bike photos in the Biking Toronto Flickr Group.

OH YEAH! Toronto lawyer helps cyclists pedal through ‘unjust’ legal system

For cyclists injured in an accident, navigating the legal system can be as hard as biking through downtown Toronto during rush hour, says lawyer Patrick Brown. “The system can be very complicated and a lot of cyclists don’t know what entitlements they have,” he said. That’s why Brown, an ardent cycling advocate, has partnered with […]

INFRASTRUCTURE: Help out with the Toronto Parks and Trails Wayfinding Strategy

  Help Toronto’s Parks, Forestry and Recreation department design their wayfinding system: What is Wayfinding? Wayfinding encompasses all the ways in which people understand their surroundings and navigate from place to place. Wayfinding is more than signs – it also includes names, landmarks, conventions, maps and new media. What is the Toronto Parks & Trails […]

NEWS: Car Columnist has trouble remembering bicycle turn signals; bitches about it

A car columnist for the Globe whines about hand signals being too confusing for him.  Because remembering stuff is hard. He also blames car-bike collisions on drivers not understanding bike hand signals.  That’s totally the reason there are collisions.  It’s not drivers being inattentive or the self-righteous belief that being in a car means they should […]

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INFRASTRUCTURE: New Contraflow Bikelane on Florence St.

Having fun watching cyclists discover the freshly installed bike lane on Florence St. In just a couple minutes since I arrived, over a dozen eastbound cyclists who yesterday were going the wrong way on Florence illegally, have adjusted their lane positioning into the centre of the new contra-flow bicycle lane coming around the corner from […]

OH YEAH: Don’t make bicyclists more visible. Make drivers stop hitting them.

About 100 years ago, the auto industry pulled off a neat trick: It stole the public roadways from us. See, in the early days of the motor vehicle, there used to be this quaint idea that the person operating the giant machine should look out for other people. Then came mass production and the Model […]

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PHOTO OF THE DAY: Richmond street

Source: Original photo – by Fixed in Silver on Flickr.  via Flickr. See this and 7,000+ other amazing bike photos in the Biking Toronto Flickr Group.

INFRASTRUCTURE: Pan Am Path Update: Launch Event May 16

Pan Am Path Art Relay Launch Event May 16 With the international attention that the Pan Am Games will generate, a unique window of opportunity will open to showcase the city’s natural assets to an international public. The Pan Am Path, a project initiated by an independent not-for-profit community-led organization called Friends of the Pan […]

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