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Weekly Wrap-Up: Bixi Signs up 1000 Torontonians, and More!

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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  9. Congratulations, Toronto For Supporting Bixi; 1,000 Subscriber Goal Reached!
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via pigasus on flickr Related posts:Queens Park Grand Prix: Masters Start Queens Park Grand Prix: The Line Queens Park Grand Prix: The Chase Related posts: Queens Park Grand Prix: Masters Start Queens Park Grand Prix: The Line Queens Park Grand Prix: The Chase
  • This post is inspired by Joe T.’s blog entry “The Last Thing Toronto Need is More Cyclists”. Joe makes the point that the term “cyclist” is often inaccurate because most cyclists are also drivers, pedestrians and/or transit users. As Joe puts it: “People who ride bikes are not “cyclists”… they are people who happen to […]
  • There’s a “Bike Lanes on Bloor” ride being planned for this Saturday, Oct. 23 – to bring attention to the cause right before the municipal election on Mon, Oct. 25th. With an election on Monday, let’s tell candidates how attractive bike lanes on Bloor could be, and how necessary for our safety, and to fight […] Related posts: Take The Tooker Bloor Ride TCAT Releases Results of Election Survey Some Mayoral Candidates ride with the Bike Union
  • via pigasus on flickr Related posts:Queens Park Grand Prix: The Pack Queens Park Grand Prix: The Line Queens Park Grand Prix: The Chase Related posts: Queens Park Grand Prix: The Pack Queens Park Grand Prix: The Line Queens Park Grand Prix: The Chase
  • Bixi Toronto has now reached the goal of signing up 1000 annual subscribers for the public bike rental system scheduled to start in May 2011. The deadline for the 1000 goal was Nov. 30, so they reached that handily. Here’s how the 1000 members were signed up, over time: July 29: Bixi Toronto has 100 […] Related posts: Bixi Toronto reaches 800 Annual Subscriptions Bixi Toronto reaches 600 Memberships Bixi Toronto has signed up 700 people!
  • Last night, October 18, 2010, Bixi Toronto held a party for the existing 884 subscribers. According to ibikeTO.ca the party was a success and coincided with the announcement that the 1,000 early subscribers goal set by Toronto City Council was reached (and surpassed)! However, Bixi Toronto is not a sure thing just yet. The good […] Related posts: Bixi Gets the Janet Bike Girl Treatment The Challenge of Bixi Thriving in Today’s Toronto Mayor David Miller Congratulates Michael Barry, Shows Off His…
  • via monkeyseemonkeypoo on flickr Related posts:Queens Park Grand Prix: The Chase Queens Park Grand Prix: The Line Queens Park Grand Prix: The Pack Related posts: Queens Park Grand Prix: The Chase Queens Park Grand Prix: The Line Queens Park Grand Prix: The Pack
  • Via RollToronto.ca Related posts:Getting Over the Struggles of Biking in Toronto Related posts: Getting Over the Struggles of Biking in Toronto
  • 11 miles is just shy of 18 kms and a fairly long commute. Yet, because of constant development and political support for cycling infrastructure 90% of this journey includes streets featuring some form of cycling infrastructure. Notice that only a small percentage of the ride is along streets with sharrows and, notice too, that NYC […] Related posts: Scenes from Toronto’s Group Commute – May 31, 2010 The Challenge of Bixi Thriving in Today’s Toronto London Invests £111 Million in Cycling…
  • via monkeyseemonkeypoo on flickr Related posts:Queens Park Grand Prix: Pushing The Pace Queens Park Grand Prix: The Line Queens Park Grand Prix: The Pack Related posts: Queens Park Grand Prix: Pushing The Pace Queens Park Grand Prix: The Line Queens Park Grand Prix: The Pack
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