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Weekly Wrap-Up: Bixi and the Toronto Mayoral Race

George Smitherman tries out BixiWelcome 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. Toronto Bikelane Map
  2. Some Mayoral Candidates ride with the Bike Union
  3. Rob Ford releases “Transportation Plan”
  4. Where to see Bixi Toronto this week
  5. George Smitherman signs up for Bixi Toronto
  6. Rocco Rossi Flip-Flops on Bikelanes
  7. Bixi Toronto Information Page
  8. Where will Bixi be in Toronto?
  9. Duncan’s City Ride
  10. Evergreen Brick Works Helps Usher In Cycling Infrastructure on Bayview

New Posts from all Blogs on BikingToronto:

  • Students and faculty at Ryerson University are very lucky to have one of the most exceptional examples of bicycle parking in all of Toronto. Ryerson’s campus features parking for roughly 1,000 bikes using racks, ring and posts, and an indoor parking facility. Unfortunately, for many campus commuters or cyclists heading down to the area it […] No related posts.
  • With fall weather comes wetter days, chillier winds and the need to add an extra layer when cycling around town. I recently viewed a few men’s cycling jackets that look just as good on or off of your bicycle. Today, it’s time to see what’s available for women: The Portland jacket by Showers Pass has […] Related posts: Covet: Men’s Cycling Jackets Covet: Wax Jacket and Bike to Work Pants from San Fran’s Betabrand In Review: Modrobes Euca Tee for Men and Women
  • A few days ago we told you about Rocco Rossi’s Flip-Flop on bikelanes on major streets (he likes the idea now). The Toronto Star has published a map (above) of where these physically-separate bikelanes would be. Rossi’s proposed network includes east-west lanes on Richmond St. between Parliament and Bathurst Sts., and the existing Wellesley Ave.-Harbord […] Related posts: Rocco Rossi Flip-Flops on Bikelanes Mayoral candidate Rocco Rossi wants to stop (and tear out) bikelanes Jarvis starts getting…
  • via the_lawson42 on flickr Related posts:The Pursuit of Cool Related posts: The Pursuit of Cool
  • Photos of the Pro-Am race during the 2010 Queen’s Park Grand Prix No related posts.
  • Evergreen Brick Works recently held their grand opening, and while events and a market have been held at the site all summer, access by bicycle has been somewhat limited. Bayview, a street where the speed limit increases to 70 km/h (meaning 90 km/h to far too many drivers) in front of the Brick Works also […] Related posts: London Invests £111 Million in Cycling Infrastructure 2010 Toronto Cycling Map has Bike Boxes BikesandTransit Helps You Get to Free Outdoor Movies in Port Credit
  • The Toronto Coalition for Active Transportation (TCAT) released the results of its 2010 Municipal Candidate Election Surveys yesterday: TCAT surveyed all Toronto candidates to provide voters the candidates’ views on active transportation issues and the concrete steps that can be taken to improve cycling and walking in Toronto. Surveys were sent in August 2010 to […] Related posts: Focus on Bikes and Complete Streets, Politicians Told George Smitherman Releases His Transportation Plan Sarah Thomson…
  • via andyscamera on flickr Related posts:Fleetwing Bicycle Day Tip Top Riding Related posts: Fleetwing Bicycle Day Tip Top Riding
  • 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 Sept 30: Toronto General Hospital on University Ave. from 8:30 am to 1:30 pm Friday Oct 1st: Next to 555 university ave from 11 am to 2 pm […] Related posts: Bixi Toronto passes 200 Members! Bixi Toronto Passes 300 Members Bixi Toronto hits 500 Memberships
  • Sarah Thomson has dropped out of Toronto’s mayoral race and put her support behind George Smitherman. This is big news for cycling because Thomson’s “BikeCity” plan was the most thorough and best researched cycling platform out there (of the “Big Five” contenders of Ford, Smitherman, Rossi, Pantalone and Thomson herself). Whatever you thought of her […] Related posts: Sarah Thomson to announce “Bike City” Policy Sarah Thomson releases “Bike City” Plan George Smitherman signs up for…
  • It was only 6 days ago that we reported that Bixi Toronto had passed the 600 annual subscribers mark, and now we’re happy to tell you that they’ve passed the 700 level. This means that 700 Torontonians have each plunked down $95 ($107 with HST) for a membership that gives them unlimited rides around the […] Related posts: Bixi Toronto passes 200 Members! Bixi Toronto Passes 300 Members Bixi Toronto hits 500 Memberships
  • via the_lawson42 on flickr Related posts:Breaking Dawn Related posts: Breaking Dawn
  • This morning saw some of the candidates for mayor join the Toronto Cyclists Union for a little symbolic ride and press conference downtown today: The 30 minute ride, which stayed within the downtown core, allowed candidates to experience almost the full range of scenarios faced on a daily urban commute by bicycle. The ride took […] Related posts: Mayoral candidate Rocco Rossi wants to stop (and tear out) bikelanes Bike Union Launches Newcomer Cycling Outreach Meet Nick Cluley of the Bike Union…
  • San Francisco-based Betabrand are just a small part of the growing clothing companies who are creating “casual-functional” cycling clothing. Their Wax Jacket has a slim motorcycle jacket fit. Waxed cotton is an “old-timey” outdoor fabric that appears to be having a little renaissance in the cycling community. The Wax Jacket also features reflective piping along […] Related posts: Covet: Four Women’s Cycling Jackets Covet: Men’s Cycling Jackets ‘Dragon’s Den’ lands Modrobes back on…
  • via andyscamera on flickr Related posts:Fleetwing II Bicycle Season Bicycle Day Related posts: Fleetwing II Bicycle Season Bicycle Day
  • via BikeManDan, via Married To The Sea. No related posts. No related posts.
  • Bike Sauce is a DIY bike repair space and community hub at 717 Queen street east. Hours Monday: 5pm-9pm Tuesday: 5pm-9pm Wednesday: CLOSED Thursday: 5pm-9pm Friday: 5pm-9pm Saturday: Noon-6pm Sunday: Noon-6pm Here’s a map I made so you’ll know exactly where bikeSauce is. Like the Arlo Guthrie song Alice’s Restaurant: Just walk right in it’s […] Related posts: South Riverdale Bicycle Repair Clinic Bicycle Route Mapping Wiki gets it’s First Contribution! BoingBoing’s Cory Doctorow’s take…
  • A few months ago, I posted about one of my favourite views on my commute home from work everyday… the view east along Wellesley – it’s urban, diverse and lively. I’d now like to share a part of my morning commute with you… a part that I was very grateful for during the heat of […] Related posts: Photos from my April Fools Day Commute Home A Favourite View My Cyclist Count for Wednesday March 10, 2010
  • Every Thursday between 1 – 3 PM 655 Queen East, main floor atrium This is kind of embarrassing. I’m not proud of the fact that for most of this summer my bicycle has been sitting idle with a broken chain. I consider myself a cycling advocate, I make bicycle route maps to help city planners […] Related posts: bikeSauce: DIY Bicycle Repair near Broadview and Queen Art Spin – a bicycle tour of Toronto art galleries – tomorrow night at 7PM! TransitCity faces Challenges creating Meaningful Bicycle…
  • Read the entire article at Utne Reader online. David Byrne’s audio book Bicycle Diaries is available to purchase at David Byrne’s website. David Byrne’s “Bicycle Diaries,” Podcast Style 9/15/2010 10:26:30 AM by David Doody David Byrne’s successful book, Bicycle Diaries, probably would have sold just fine as a traditional audiobook, as well. However, never one […] Related posts: Toronto Police Bicycle corps. re-purpose bicycles at G20 Summit for crowd control Bicycles Crushed as Building…


    OH YEAH: Rolling Youth into Toronto’s Bicycle Renaissance

    With countless community events being hosted from May 25th to June 25th, the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area is anticipating Bike Month 2015. Municipalities and community groups alike are hosting the A to Z in bike events, from food incentivized group rides to bike repair crash courses. Although cycling mode shares are still relatively low […]


    OH YEAH! Steamwhistle expands its network of bike repair stations

    Oh yeah!  BlogTO has picked up the BikingToronto post last week about this.  Steamwhistle deserves lots of toasts. As Biking Toronto reports, over the last year or so the beer company has installed similar stations at the Brick Works, the Duke of York pub, and most recently in front of Bike Sauce. They’ve also been […]


    NEWS: Why not make biking on sidewalks legal in the suburbs?

    I tend to agree with the main concept here… that suburban arterials need bike infrastructure badly… but cars go SO fast on those roads, it’s impossible to feel safe even in a bikelane that is just paint. A physical barrier (curb, bollards, etc) is needed, or an cycling addition on the side of sidewalks.  Many […]


    EVENT – Fri, June 19: Welcome Back Queens Quay! Let’s Ride the Waterfront

    After years of construction, Queens Quay is ready for the spotlight, with a new refurbished multi-use trail and lots more public space. Come celebrate the opening with a group bike ride down this new section of the Martin-Goodman Trail! More details about the opening on the Waterfront Toronto blog: http://blog.waterfrontoronto.ca/nbe/portal/wt/home/blog-home/posts/queens-quay-opening-volunteer Facebook Event: Welcome Back Queens […]


    PHOTO OF THE DAY: Queen and Spadina

    Source: Original photo – by sigma. on Flickr. via Tumblr ift.tt/1HmS7fX via Flickr. See this and 7,000+ other amazing bike photos in the Biking Toronto Flickr Group. Also check out the thousands of amazing photos that have been shared on instagram with the #biketo hashtag!


    OH YEAH! How I learned to love cycling my way to work

    I’ll be honest, and I hate to admit this, but I used to be that person that perpetually ran five minutes late—to everything. I’d do my best to be timely, but in many circumstances, I just couldn’t seem to make it to my commitments on time. A few years ago my brother became a bicycle […]


    EVENT – Wed May 27: Cycle Toronto Ward 21 Group Meeting

    Our monthly meeting is coming up. Join us as we work to make cycling in the city a safer way to travel. Facebook Event: Cycle Toronto Ward 21 Group Meeting


    NEWS: Cyclist suffers serious injuries after being struck by vehicle in Rosedale

    A male cyclist was rushed to hospital via emergency run after he was struck by a vehicle in Rosedale during the morning rush hour Tuesday.It happened at the intersection of Roxborough Street and Wrentham Place in the vicinity of Mount Pleasant Road at around 8:30 a.m.According to police, a doctor was passing by at the […]


    EVENT: Fri, June19 – Waterfront Toronto launching new Queens Quay section of Martin-Goodman Trail

    Toronto’s revitalized waterfront boulevard is just about ready to be unveiled. And, after three years of construction, road closures and patience, Waterfront Toronto plans to open the new Queens Quay with a bang.Waterfront Toronto is calling for volunteers to aid in its ribbon cutting ceremony on June 19, beginning at 6 p.m.  The organization is […]


    EVENT – Tues, June 16 – Ward 31 Bikes – June Meeting

      We have been working with Councillor Davis and her office to organize a Ward 31 Bikes meeting where both Janet Davis will be in attendance as well as Jacquelyn Gulati, who is the new Manager of Cycling Infrastructure for the city (she is replacing Daniel Egan who many of you may know). Facebook Event: […]

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