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Weekly Wrap-Up: New and Popular on BikingToronto, May 14-20

Happy Friday!  Here’s some good links of all the new and popular stuff from the past week!

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The Latest News:

Most Popular Content on the Site this week:

  1. How To Keep Cars From Parking in Bikelanes (Main Blog)
  2. Weekly Wrap-Up: Igor Kenk, Bixi Toronto and University Bikelanes Defeated (Main Blog)
  3. 2010 Toronto Cycling Map adds Bike Boxes (Main Blog)
  4. UPDATED: 1,000 BikePosts (possibly) being removed for Toronto G20 Summit (Main Blog)
  5. Toronto Bikelane Map (Maps)
  6. Pedestrian-Only Zones Coming This Fall to Toronto (Main Blog)
  7. Rush Hour Bike Sharrows Hit Toronto (Main Blog)
  8. Ride of Silence (Events)
  9. Toronto City Council passes Bixi Toronto Public Bike Program (Main Blog)
  10. The Ethical Implications of How You Bike (Duncan’s City Ride)

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Recent Posts

OH YEAH! Bloor bike lanes finally get the go ahead in Toronto

With a vote of 38-3 (!!!), City Council has approved a 1-year pilot of bike lanes on Bloor St! Bike Lanes are finally a reality on Bloor St. After years of campaigns and debate, city council voted 38-3 in favour of a pilot project that will see cycling infrastructure installed between Shaw St. and Avenue […]

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OH YEAH! Suburban Etobicoke councillor changes vote on Bloor bike lanes to a ‘yes’

More proof that politicians who actually take time to understand the issues are, in fact, better politician. “Riding it, you do realize a separate bike lane is infinitely safer than riding with traffic,” Campbell said. The councillor was leaning toward voting against the pilot project before his daughter started texting him, praising the bike lane […]

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OH YEAH: Bloor bike lane pilot debate flow chart!

Well this is just amazing.   A complete flow chart that breaks down all the objections to a Bloor bike lane pilot and why none of the objections are valid. It was created by @the416anthill, @iainmcampbell and @antonlodder for Ward 19 Bikes. Source: Bloor bike lane pilot debate flow chart  

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NEWS: Vision Zero supported but not Bloor bike lanes?

City Council votes on the Bloor bike lane pilot this morning (it’s scheduled as the first item, at 9:30 – watch it stream on youtube here), and here’s a good piece from Albert Koehl in Dandyhorse about the project at the Public Works Committee last week: If Bloor isn’t safe, why do cyclists continue to […]

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VIDEO: What’s it like to ride Bloor Street without bike lanes?

Metro Morning‘s Matt Galloway decided to document what it was like riding Bloor St. without bikelanes, in advance of the City Council vote about a bike lane pilot: What does it look like to ride a bike down Bloor Street in rush hour without bike lanes? I strapped a GoPro onto my helmet to find out. […]