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Weekly Wrap-Up: BikeMonth 2010, Week 1!

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

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The Last Thing Toronto Needs is More Cyclists (Main Blog)

I explore the idea that the label of “cyclist” limits the promotion of cycling as a regular, normal and accepted method of transportation.

My Bike Commute (Bikeroo in TO)

Bikeroo straps a video camera to his head and takes you on his bike commute!

Toronto Bikelanes Map (Maps)

Toronto’s first and best online map of our bikelanes!  Use this to plan your ride (or discover new ones!).  More Maps in our Maps section.

Toronto’s Bike Plan Switches Gears (Main Blog)

Toronto Cycling Staff decide to spend 2010 intensifying bikelanes and infrastructure in the downtown area, instead of pursuing longer bikelanes out in the suburban areas of the city.

Photos and Video from the 2010 Bells on Bloor Ride (Main Blog)

Did you miss the 2010 edition of Bells on Bloor, or want to re-live the experience?  We got the stuff. :)

Toronto City Council passes Bixi Toronto Public Bike Program (Main Blog)

Coming in 2011: 1000 bikes scattered around downtown ready for rental.  Buy a ~$80 annual membership and your first 30 minutes are free.  Pick them up anywhere, drop them off anywhere!

Social Cycling: Go Green, Go Dutch, Go Bike! Toronto 2010 (Duncan’s City Ride)

Duncan checks out the Dutch way of getting around, right here in Toronto!

Every day I hear Bells on Bloor (Duncan’s City Ride)

Duncan’s photos from the ride of 1500 cyclists across Bloor St.

Charges Against Michael Bryant Have Been Dropped (Main Blog)

Charges dismissed to a low likelihood of getting a conviction.

1,000 BikePosts (possibly) being removed for Toronto G20 Summit (Main Blog)

All street furniture is being removed from the G20 security zone for the June 25-27 Summit, including bikeposts.

New on the Photo of the Day:

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New on the Cyclops Blog (NEW!)

New on Duncan’s City Ride:

New on the BikeMonth Blog:

New on Bikeroo in TO:

New on Velo T.O.:

New on Joe Bikes:

New on the Fletcher Five:

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