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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:

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EVENT: Sat, June 20 – Cycle for Sight Toronto

Date: Saturday, June 20, 2015 – 08:00 – 18:00 Cycle for Sight is a fully supported, one-day cycling event in support of the Foundation Fighting Blindness. Whether you’re a cycling enthusiast or leisure rider, riding a single or tandem bike, Cycle for Sight will be the perfect one-day ride! We offer different distance options from […]

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PHOTO OF THE DAY: Making Our Own Power

Source: Original photo – by cookedphotos on Flickr. Ikea celebrates Earth Day at Yonge Dundas Square. This photo was featured as blogTO’s ‘Photo of the Day’ for April 23, 2015: http://ift.tt/1FgtWh3 via Flickr. See this and 7,000+ other amazing bike photos in the Biking Toronto Flickr Group.

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We’ve just posted our first survey for the development of Toronto’s Cycling Network Plan for the next 10 years. At this stage we are asking Toronto residents about values, so we can better understand the priorities of residents in different parts of the City. Understanding these priorities will help inform resource allocation. The geocoding and […]

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SHOP: Greater Goods – Green, Delivered by Bike

Great new service here in Toronto – Greater Goods.  Environmental products, delivered by bike. They are delivering using the cool Trio Cargobike – I don’t know if they are available in Toronto, but VeloLifestyle in Montreal carries them (disclosure: VeloLifestyle is an advertiser on BikingToronto) 100% Natural Products We inspect every ingredient of every single […]

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The biggest OH YEAH! to Cycle Toronto for the start of their “Bloor Loves Bikes” campaign.   Who wants bikelanes bringing lots of people to their stores to spend lots of money not being spent on cars?  Bloor businesses do! Our #BloorLovesBikes window decals are in! Watch for them on Bloor coming soon! via Cycle […]

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PHOTO OF THE DAY: Hmmm

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