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Weekly Wrap Up: Jarvis Bikelanes and Cycling Secrets

Happy Friday!  The major action this week on the site has been regarding the upcoming Jarvis Bikelanes and our (almost completed) series on Secrets to Cycling in Traffic.  Why are they secrets?  Well, they aren’t to experienced cyclists… but may be to beginners, so we’re imparting knowledge to those people just starting to bike Toronto.

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Most Popular Content on BikingToronto in the last week (dominated by our Secret series):

  1. 10 Secrets: Take That Lane
  2. 10 Secrets: Signal Sensibly
  3. 10 Secrets: Avoid the “Stoplight Squeeze”
  4. 10 Secrets: Avoid the Right Hook
  5. Jarvis Street, During Bikelane Installation
  6. 10 Secrets: Make Them THINK You’re Unpredictable
  7. 10 Secrets: Drivers Don’t Want to Kill You
  8. 10 Secrets: Play by the Rules
  9. 10 Secrets: Ride in a Straight Line
  10. Jarvis Street, Before the Bikelanes

All Blog Posts on BikingToronto in the last week:

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TRUTH: The business of bikes and parking

Click on through to Spacing to see the full infographic. There has been some debate about whether bike lanes on Bloor would hurt or harm businesses. Spacing is republishing this infographic from our Fall 2014 issue to help inform the discussion. View Full Graphic: INFOGRAPHIC: The business of bikes and parking – Spacing Toronto


VIDEO: A DIY repair shop created by students for students

A great video introduction to U of T’s BikeChain from Global News (except there’s an ad that runs before it): ‘Bikechain’ was created in 2005 as a student project serving the University of Toronto student community. This DIY bicycle repair shop is based out of the St. George campus and is open to everyone on […]


MAPS! Helping cyclists avoid smoggy routes in Toronto and Montreal

  Amazing tool!  Played with it a long time.  Very telling that when you turn off the street map, high pollution levels still indicate where roads (and especially highways and the airport) are, and where the ravines (without highways) are. It is essentially a Google Map with an extra layer representing the average concentration of […]

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OH YEAH! Get Biking Toronto Updates, Win A Shirt

This is on until midnight on Saturday, April 30th, 2016! If you’re a regular visitor to Biking Toronto, you may notice little asks for you to join the update list.  This list updates you about new things on the site (and then you decide what you want to click through and read).  There are over […]


NEWS: Bloor Bike Lanes Pilot Should Be a Council No-Brainer. Here’s Why It’s Not. 

An excellent piece in Torontoist about why a bike lane pilot designed to collect data about benefits/detriments and overwhelming supported by the community is getting static from politicians: There really should have been little to no debate about this 2.5 kilometre bike lane pilot project running along Bloor Street West from Shaw Street to Avenue […]