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Most Popular Stuff on the Site this week:

  1. Nagging suspicion . . .
  2. Bike Art of the Day: Leanne Eisen
  3. Bike Art of the Day: Pete Pellizzi
  4. Rob Ford releases “Transportation Plan”
  5. Weekly Wrap Up: Safe Cycling, Local Politics and Bixi Hits 500
  6. Bike Art of the Day: Meg Hunt
  7. Toronto Bikelanes Map
  8. Bixi Toronto hits 500 Memberships
  9. Circling Queens Park with a Grand Prix
  10. Daryn Ford for Mayor “No More Cyclists”

New Posts from all Blogs on BikingToronto:

via Xander N’Dante on flickr Related posts:Uphill in E.T. Seton Park Related posts: Uphill in E.T. Seton Park
  • via michaeldharvie on flickr Related posts:Police Line Up Police Mass G20 Fences Related posts: Police Line Up Police Mass G20 Fences
  • Mayoral candidate (and current frontrunner) Rob Ford has released his “transportation plan” (PDF). The contents of the plan can be summed up as follows: Streetcars are bad. TransitCity should not be built because an efficient wide-ranging Light Rail Transit system costs 1/10 as much as an equivalent subway system… but subway promises get votes. Not only should […] Related Photos
  • Via TheDarynJones on YouTube Related posts:Why People Who Ride Bikes Can’t Support Rob Ford Segway of Ontario Turns Rob Ford Hate into Marketing Opportunity Mayor David Miller on the Failure to Implement Toronto’s Bike Plan Related posts: Why People Who Ride Bikes Can’t Support Rob Ford Segway of Ontario Turns Rob Ford Hate into Marketing Opportunity Mayor David Miller on the Failure to Implement Toronto’s Bike Plan
  • via blackxwhitexpixie on Flickr Related posts:Cyclops at Critical Mass Police Mass Winter on the Toronto Islands Related posts: Cyclops at Critical Mass Police Mass Winter on the Toronto Islands
  • via Paul Flynn on Flickr Related posts:G20 Bicycle Ride G20 Riders G20 Police Barrier Related posts: G20 Bicycle Ride G20 Riders G20 Police Barrier
  • Here’s a fun rundown of everything going on over the next 7 days! You can always find this info or events far into the future on the always updating Events […] Related Photos
  • Who can really get enough of cargo bikes? And what better way to take your children with you?The latest issue of Momentum Magazine has articles all about the growing North American market for cargo bicycles and features a few reviews of these people-powered haulers, including the Zigo Leader pictured on the cover.Read the latest issue […] Related posts: Cargo Bikes; Big in New York (and Toronto too!) A cargo bike that changes lives Cruisers, Cargo bikes, Handmades and More – The Toronto…
  • I’ll admit, I’m pretty new to the Toronto cycling scene. I’ve never been a courier and when I first started commuting (way up to the middle of nowhere) I rarely encountered other cyclists.Now that I’m living closer to downtown and cycling all over the city I can certainly understand the demand for quality cycling bags. […] Related posts: Covet: Handmade Messenger Bags Created Right Here in Toronto Covet: Repurposed Car Parts and Inner Tubes Become Mariclaro Bags Mariclaro to Recycle Your Old…
  • via Paul Flynn on Flickr Related posts:G20 Bicycle Ride G20 Fences Related posts: G20 Bicycle Ride G20 Fences
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