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Weekly Wrap-Up: Mayoral Race and Shoppers Love Bikelanes

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

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Toronto/GTA Bicycle Route Mapping Wiki (NEW!):

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New on ThumbShift

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Topic Title Last Poster Posted In Posts Freshness
Is it a sin to get a bike from a big store? Avatar Image

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34 1 hour, 7 minutes
Bike locks Avatar Image

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12 20 hours, 14 minutes
Rob Ford Running for Mayor? Avatar Image

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7 1 day
Thomson wants more BikeLanes… but not on Jarvis Avatar Image

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7 1 day, 15 hours
Bloor-Danforth bikeway plan rolls on Avatar Image

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3 1 day, 19 hours
Jarvis Bikelanes Avatar Image

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23 1 day, 19 hours
My first ride of the season! Avatar Image

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1 2 days, 16 hours
How Do I Control My Email Notifications? Avatar Image

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4 2 days, 19 hours
Kenk:Comicbook Anti-Hero or Arch-Villain? Avatar Image

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1 2 days, 20 hours
Toronto-based Gripped Publishing Inc. launches Canadian Cycling Magazine Avatar Image

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1 2 days, 23 hours
Want to Donate Unused Bikes to BikeSauce? Avatar Image

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1 3 days, 9 hours
DECA Bikes First Tune-Up Workshop Avatar Image

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1 3 days, 16 hours
Inside Toronto Poll: Are Bikelanes Needed on Arterial Streets? Avatar Image

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6 3 days, 21 hours
Assessing Support to Remove On-Street Parking for Bike Lanes Avatar Image

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2 3 days, 21 hours
Anger as cars clog new Simcoe St. bike lane Avatar Image

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20 4 days, 2 hours
Rent a Tandem? Avatar Image

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1 4 days, 10 hours
Woonerf: It’s Dutch for smart city-building Avatar Image

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5 4 days, 14 hours
Smitherman would pause Toronto’s bike plan Avatar Image

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19 5 days, 16 hours
Ideas to make Toronto better Avatar Image

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1 5 days, 16 hours
What does Igor Kenk do now? Avatar Image

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1 6 days, 15 hours
Choosing bike components Avatar Image

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21 6 days, 19 hours
Ward 22 St. Paul’s councillor Michael Walker set to retire Avatar Image

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1 6 days, 20 hours



NEWS: Cyclist dead following 2-vehicle collision on Dufferin St.

The cyclist wasn’t on the road (standing on sidewalk), but car struck a hydro pole, which then killed them. Awful. A cyclist has been confirmed dead by York Regional Police following a vehicle collision on Dufferin St. north of Steeles Ave. on Monday evening. Two cyclists were on the sidewalk corner of Dufferin St. and […]


OH YEAH! The Viaduct bikelanes get MORE green paint!

Well, I don’t know what’s going on.  This is a level of paying attention to cycling infrastructure on the Bloor Viaduct that, quite frankly, I thought I’d never see (and it pissed me off, often). But now, after the green paint that was laid down late last week in the bikelane, there is now MORE […]


FACEPALM: City closes Hoskin bikelane for PanAm Games

What’s a great idea?  Closing down one of the busiest bikelanes in the city and not providing a detour that’s safe for cyclists (and pedestrians) because of the “short distance of the inconvenience”. A sign erected on June 25 indicates the closure of the Hoskin bike lane for two months during the Pan Am Games. […]


INSTAGRAM: Bells on Danforth

Dipping into the instagram archives for this great pic from Bells on Danforth. Biking the viaduct and #thedanny with hundreds of people! #Danforthlovesbikes #biketoFollow BikingToronto on instagram! @bikingtoronto


OH YEAH: Easy Bikes – A New Name for Upright Bikes?

Interesting article from Momentum Mag from earlier this month: Did the Wall Street Journal just rename the most accessible, useful, and comfortable of all bicycle styles? Upright bicycles, sometimes referred to by Momentum Mag as city bikes, are hands down the best style of bicycle for daily use. A relaxed frame geometry and swept-back handlebars combine to […]



Source: Original photo – by uncomman on Flickr. I feel like this woman is a hardened cyclist in Toronto despite her delicate look. Helmet, water, bike lock and music ready to go. Compact commuter pack with carabiner all set. Swagger on two wheels, check plus. via Flickr. See this and 7,000+ other amazing bike photos […]


INFRASTRUCTURE: Waterfront Toronto wants your feedback on the new Queen’s Quay

  Waterfront Toronto is asking for feedback about the new Queen’s Quay… but they’ve buried the feedback link down at the bottom of that link.  I’ve pulled out the relevant section for you below, but check out their page for more information. How to submit your feedback on Queen’s Quay Fill out this online form […]


OH YEAH! The Bloor Viaduct bikelane gets some green paint

Check this out.  The most dangerous section of the Bloor Viaduct bikelane has changed, with a bit of green paint. I tweeted out a quick photo (above) of it this morning as I was headed to work, but took some more (below) as I rode the paint on the way home today. It’s not perfect, […]


OH YEAH! Flower-filled Planter Boxes on Simcoe’s Separated Cycle Tracks!

    So wonderful.  Can we get these on all of Toronto’s bikelanes please? New planter boxes on Simcoe increase safety for cyclists and beautify the street. Kudos to Transportation Services for moving this forward. Source: Cycle Toronto Facebook Page


PHOTO OF THE DAY: Queens Quay Revitalization

Source: Original photo – by Marcanadian on Flickr.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!

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