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Weekly Wrap Up: Safe Cycling, Local Politics and Bixi Hits 500

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Most Popular Stuff on the Site this week:

  1. Results of Toronto Police’s Bicycle Campaign
  2. Important Number Missing From Toronto Police Bicycle “Blitz”
  3. Toronto Bikelane Map
  4. Sarah Thomson to announce “Bike City” Policy
  5. Circling Queens Park with a Grand Prix
  6. 10 Secrets to Cycling with Traffic: Part 9 of 10 (Avoid the Right Hook)
  7. Weekly Wrap-Up: Riding in the Rain and the Queens Park Grand Prix
  8. Bixi Toronto hits 500 Memberships
  9. Mark Ronson’s The Bike Song (featuring Kyle Falconer and Spankrock)
  10. 10 Secrets to Cycling with Traffic: Part 4 of 10 (Avoid the Stoplight Squeeze)

New Posts from all Blogs on BikingToronto:

Bixi!
I just couldn’t wait until the Bixi bikes made their way to Toronto so I loaded up a backpack full of clothes and my camera and headed out on a road trip to Montreal to try them out. It was so worth it.

Tuesday September 2nd 2010 In memory of Al Sheppard, some of his friends put a video together called, “APPARENTLY (Al Sheppard). I see the Video is already up over at “Duncan’s City Ride“. Here’s some of the lines I like most: “Kill the messenger,” * * * “Put Sheppard on trial while he’s under the ground…” * * * “You’se a plaintiff with [...] No related posts.
  • Big event tonight at The Drake Hotel!Starting at 7:00 pm it’s Bike Drinks with the Toronto Cyclists Union. Followed by the Momentum Magazine BikeStyle event.So much bikey goodness, all at one huge event. Related posts:BIKE Drinks with Toronto Cyclists Union and T-shirts: August 5, 2010Live, Tonight: ArtSpin TorontoCurbside and Toronto Cyclists Union Event – Friday November [...] Related posts: BIKE Drinks with Toronto Cyclists Union and T-shirts: August 5, 2010 Live, Tonight: ArtSpin Toronto …
  • Maybe it’s because I’m too big a fan of Mad Men, or maybe it’s because working from home means I get too much wear out of my t-shirts and jeans, but seeing big labels make jackets with cycling style really has me longing for more reasons to “suit up.” J. Lindeberg recently introduced the “Dreyden” blazer [...] Related posts: Covet: Janet Bike Girl’s Fabric Stencil Bicycle Art Covet: SHIFTY Cycling Clothes That Don’t Look Like Cycling Clothes Covet: Bixi The Extraterrestrial
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  • It’s taken only 5 weeks for Bixi Toronto to sign up 500 people to annual memberships! They need to sign up 1000 by Nov. 30… so they’re already 50% there! Have you signed up yet? It’s $95 (+HST = $107.35) for an entire year! That gives you unlimited free rides for an entire [...] Related Photos
  • Transport for London has produced a series of short, stylish videos to help promote cycling in London. Each video introduces a new person and we get to hear how taking a cycling course, using the bike hire system, planning your route and traveling along the “superhighway” adds to their enjoyment of cycling.This is a great [...] Related posts: London Invests £111 Million in Cycling Infrastructure London Launches Bicycle Sharing Program with Bicycles Built in Canada Bike Sharing: “A project that…
  • This video has the same feel as those 1980s Sesame Street shorts that explored how stuff is made. Fun song and a fun “cycle chic” video. Via Creativity-online Related posts:Dublin Cycle Chic Fashion Show Cycle Chic as Advocacy? She Rides Related posts: Dublin Cycle Chic Fashion Show Cycle Chic as Advocacy? She Rides
  • Is it true that “the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree”? I have straight, dark hair and a darkish complexion. My son has light, curly hair and is white like rice. Our personalities are even further apart. As a child he learned to ride early and we spent many incredibly amazing, stunningly wonderful days riding around [...]
  • via Xander N’Dante on flickr Related posts:Boots March is Melting Cross-Legged? Related posts: Boots March is Melting Cross-Legged?
  • Mayoral candidate Sarah Thomson is set to announce a “Bike City” policy tomorrow, Sept 1st: You are cordially invited to the launch of Mayoral Candidate, Sarah Thomson’s Bike Policy, Bike City. Come an listen to the details of Bike City, a smarter way to share our roads and get Toronto moving. September 1st at 3:30PM The event will [...] Related Photos
  • Today in the Toronto Star, Catherine Porter writes about her unintentional conversion to a different kind of cyclist. Her conversion is from a “road warrior” to a “Mary Poppins” or as some would say, she’s become a convert to the Slow Bicycle Movement.In North America the bicycle is a sporting tool. If you’re an adult, [...] Related posts: Bike Route Blues – Crawford Needs Some Help “Jarvis lanes tell the story of a city that pretends to be committed to the bicycle” Hume Toronto Spring…
  • Set to Peter, Bjorn and John’s Amsterdam, “She Rides” is a video by Michele Lugaresi (www.maikid.com) and is based on an idea by Cristina Onofri (www.babbu.it) Via Copenhagen Cycle Chic Related posts:Dublin Cycle Chic Fashion Show Mark Ronson’s The Bike Song (featuring Kyle Falconer and Spankrock) Cycle Chic as Advocacy? Related posts: Dublin Cycle Chic Fashion Show Mark Ronson’s The Bike Song (featuring Kyle Falconer and Spankrock) Cycle Chic as Advocacy?
  • BikingToronto member and blogger Bikeroo was checking out Montreal this weekend, and showing his pride in biking Toronto in his awesome I Bike T.O. shirt! Here’s a couple pics from his travels… checking out the Poutine and the original Bixi system (and very cool physically separated bikelanes)! No related posts. Related posts brought to you by [...] No related posts. Related posts brought to you by Yet Another Related Posts Plugin .
  • I really like these cycling clothes from Los Angeles. Anyone know of someone doing something like this in Canada? See Jen Diamond for SHIFTY designs here. Related posts:Covet: Men’s Cycling Jackets Covet: The reCYCLEr Gilbert Vanden Heuvel at ShopGirls Covet: Janet Bike Girl’s Fabric Stencil Bicycle Art Related posts: Covet: Men’s Cycling Jackets Covet: The reCYCLEr Gilbert Vanden Heuvel at ShopGirls Covet: Janet Bike Girl’s Fabric Stencil Bicycle Art
  • LYRICS: Intro (edited version for youtube etc): We and him used to get along / cause x-amount of bangarong (translation: cause a whole heap of crazy funtimes) You’se a plaintiff with a tainted past, you ain’t entitled to trial No need to hear your side, whether you’re dead or alive Throw enough dough at a PR firm [...] Related posts: Video of Sheppard Bryant Collision CBC Doc Zone: Pedal Power – Full Video Online
  • A simple ad that demonstrates the easy mobility bike share can provide.Learn more about Valenbisi here.Via Copenhagenize Related posts:Share the Road Coalition Green PaperBike Sharing: “A project that trusts people before it distrusts them”London Launches Bicycle Sharing Program with Bicycles Built in Canada Related posts: Share the Road Coalition Green Paper Bike Sharing: “A project that trusts people before it distrusts them” London Launches Bicycle Sharing Program with Bicycles Built in…
  • August ‘10 Toronto CM from Darren Stehr on Vimeo.
  • And then . . . by Leanne Eisen Okay, it’s shameless self-promotion for Cyclops’ newest member.
  • Remember these ads from Sweet Pete’s back in 2007? I don’t. I just saw it for the first time. Ingenious! More info
  • 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
  • via intrepidacious on flickr Related posts:Rasta Ride Cine Cycle How To Ride A Rainbow Related posts: Rasta Ride Cine Cycle How To Ride A Rainbow
  • Every time the Toronto Police launch a “blitz” campaign, all we seem to care about are the numbers. How many tickets were issued? How many law-breakers were brought to justice? How many scofflaws now have to pay a hefty fine? But when all is said and done there is one number that is almost always absent. This [...] Related posts: Toronto Police Officers on Bikes; Pylon Training What Would a Bicycle Licence Program in Toronto Mean? TAVIS – Visible, Approachable Police Officers on Bikes and Foot
  • This was just too cool not to share. The other community I belong to on the internet is called Craftster – and I saw this pop up yesterday. It’s a bike, made entirely from fabric. I’ll let the original post do the talking – click on over and have a look. You need to be a [...] No related posts.
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