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Weekly Wrap-Up: How Bike-Friendly is your Toronto City Councillor?

How Bike-Friendly is your City Councillor?Welcome to this week’s Weekly Wrap-Up!  Your best source for everything new and popular in Toronto bicycle stuff!

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Most Popular Stuff on the Site this week:

  1. How Bike-Friendly is your City Councillor?
  2. Toronto Wards
  3. Toronto Bikelanes Map
  4. 10 Secrets to Cycling with Traffic: Part 1 of 10
  5. Bixi Toronto reaches 800 Annual Subscriptions
  6. BikingToronto Blogs Directory
  7. 2010 Toronto Cycling Map adds Bike Boxes
  8. Where Candidates Stand On Cycling Issues
  9. Rob Ford releases “Transportation Plan”
  10. George Smitherman Releases His Transportation Plan

New Posts from all Blogs on BikingToronto:

If you press up-down-L1-R2-triangle-X-start… …all the cars turn into bikes! via brianwolk on flickr Related posts:Old Highway Then, Bike Highway Now Highway Archeology OCAD Bikes Related posts: Old Highway Then, Bike Highway Now Highway Archeology OCAD Bikes
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  • Bixi Toronto is continuing their series of “Demonstration Stations” to show Torontonians how cool Bixi bikesharing is. Here are where you’ll find them later this week: Thursday Oct 14: Centre for Social Innovation 215 Spadina Avenue (map) from 1pm to 4:30pm Saturday Oct 16: Wychwood Car Barns (near St. Clair and Bathurst) 8 Benson Avenue […] Related posts: More Bixi to Try on Friday! Where to see Bixi Toronto this week Bixi Toronto Passes 300 Members
  • Via Copenhagen Cycle Chic Related posts:Dublin Cycle Chic Fashion Show Jerseys That Announce “I Love Cycling, But I Also Love Hockey” Charlie Winston and Audrey Tautou “I Love Your Smile” Related posts: Dublin Cycle Chic Fashion Show Jerseys That Announce “I Love Cycling, But I Also Love Hockey” Charlie Winston and Audrey Tautou “I Love Your Smile”
  • Construction on Bloor between Avenue Road in the west and Yonge Street in the east is starting to be cleared. Revealed beneath the trucks and equipment are bicycle stencils on the fresh asphalt. Now, these aren’t sharrows as they are missing directional chevrons. And these aren’t bike lanes as they are missing painted lines and […] Related posts: Every day I hear Bells on Bloor Sharrows, Bike Lanes and Shared Space on the Streets of Toronto Bike Route Blues – Crawford Needs Some Help
  • The work of the Urban Repair Squad and quite possibly a unique invention, two-way sharrows have been placed on the one-way, southbound only Macdonell Ave. Photos by Martinho: More information at Urban Repair Squad Related posts:What Happened to Bike Boxes in Toronto? Sharrows, Bike Lanes and Shared Space on the Streets of Toronto When the […] Related posts: What Happened to Bike Boxes in Toronto? Sharrows, Bike Lanes and Shared Space on the Streets of Toronto When the Wrong Way is the Right Way –…
  • via katcentric on flickr No related posts. No related posts.
  • From Duncan’s City Ride: Recently saw Charlie Winston perform at Osheaga in Montreal. There simply aren’t enough high energy, super fun performers like him around. This video is perfection. Happy long weekend, folks! See the video at Duncan’s City Ride Related posts:On The Blogs: Four Women’s Cycling Jackets On The Blogs: Inside David Byrne’s Head […] Related posts: On The Blogs: Four Women’s Cycling Jackets On The Blogs: Inside David Byrne’s Head On The Blogs: Evergreen Brickworks…
  • via jbcurio on flickr Related posts:Walk, Bike, Drive, TTC Night Bike Bokeh Related posts: Walk, Bike, Drive, TTC Night Bike Bokeh
  • Here’s a fun rundown of everything going on over the next 7 days! Check out our @BikeTOevents account on twitter! Wed, Oct. 6: TBN Wednesday Wheelie Ride Know of other events going on this week? Share them with BikingToronto readers in the Comments below. Click here to punch in your email and get event goodness […] Related posts: Cycling Events This Week: Oct 4 – 10 Cycling Events This Week: Sept 27 – Oct 3 Cycling Events This Week: May 10 – 16
  • via alfred ng on flickr Related posts:All In The Family Your Chariot Awaits Related posts: All In The Family Your Chariot Awaits
  • Over on the Photo of the Day blog, we feature a photo related to biking in Toronto every weekday (sometimes on weekends too). Here are the photos from the past week. Click on them to see them bigger and find links to the originals and the photographers. Related posts:Photos of the Week: Sept 27 – […] Related posts: Photos of the Week: Sept 27 – Oct 1, 2010 Photos of the Week: Dec. 24-30 Photos of the Week: Dec. 17-23
  • Recently saw Charlie Winston perform at Osheaga in Montreal. There simply aren’t enough high energy, super fun performers like him around. This video is perfection. Happy long weekend, folks! Via RidingPretty Related posts:Jerseys That Announce “I Love Cycling, But I Also Love Hockey” Coaster Brake Love Marry Me – The Trials of Young Love and […] Related posts: Jerseys That Announce “I Love Cycling, But I Also Love Hockey” Coaster Brake Love Marry Me – The Trials of Young Love and…
  • Bixi Toronto has announced they’ve reached the 800 mark for annual subscriptions! Already 80% of the way to 1000 sign-ups needed by Nov. 30 in order for the system to launch in May 2011. Interested in how fast the 800 member level was reached? We’ve been keeping track: July 29: Bixi Toronto has 100 Members […] Related posts: Bixi Toronto reaches 600 Memberships Bixi Toronto Passes 300 Members Bixi Toronto has signed up 700 people!
  • A couple days ago we let you know about the Bike Union publishing how a bunch of City Councillors (the ones who participated in TCATs election survey) have voted on bikelane installation motions before City Council during the last few years. Here at BikingToronto we decided to take it one step further and figure out […] Related posts: Nominations Open for Bike-Friendly Business Awards Dedicated Bike Lane Discussion in City Council Today? Toronto plans bike, foot-friendly corridor…
  • via georgie_grrl on flickr Related posts:Handlebar Blondes Have More Fun Headlight Red Tires are Faster? Related posts: Handlebar Blondes Have More Fun Headlight Red Tires are Faster?
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