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Weekly Wrap-Up: Dandyhorse, Bixi, and Cycling with Traffic

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Bixi Toronto needs to get their subscription numbers up over 1000 before Nov. 30th, and they’re planning on getting there far ahead of that date. They are holding a “1000 Members Party” at SteamWhistle Brewery on Mon, Oct. 18th, and inviting all of their members and encouraging them all to bring along a non-member: BIXI […] Related posts: Bixi Toronto passes 200 Members! Bixi Toronto Passes 300 Members Reminder: Bixi Toronto Launch Party Tonight!
  • Dandyhorse Magazine launches their latest issue tonight at Parts & Labour (1566 Queen West): “Pants Optional” Launch Party Come celebrate Toronto on Two Wheels Music by DJ Triple-X Lots of great prizes Just $6 gets you a new magazine and pay-what-you-can donation (Dandyhorse is 100% volunteer-run). I picked up a copy of the new Dandyhorse […] Related posts: Dandyhorse Launch Party Tonight! Dandyhorse Launch Party Tonight Photos from the Dandyhorse Launch Party
  • via projection on flickr Related posts:Liberty Street Cyclery Cine Cycle Clendenan Avenue Cycle Clan Related posts: Liberty Street Cyclery Cine Cycle Clendenan Avenue Cycle Clan
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  • I thought david byrne would ride around NYC thinking of how to turn the Statue of Liberty into an oboe.
  • Considering how many cars I see stopped in the middle of crosswalks, there’s obviously going to be a few growing pains with these new bike boxes in Toronto. What are bike boxes and what do they do? Bike Boxes allow cyclists to move to the front of the line at red lights and position themselves […] Related posts: What are Bike Boxes? What Happened to Bike Boxes in Toronto? Handling Street Car Tracks and Difficult Intersections With “Indirect Left Turns”
  • The Toronto Cyclists Union is continuing their excellent work on getting cyclists involved in the municipal elections of Oct. 25th. They’ve just released a wrap-up (PDF) of the voting records of every member of City Council on all bike-related decisions, which they made with the help of the Election Survey done by TCAT recently: Check […] Related posts: TCAT Releases Results of Election Survey Some Mayoral Candidates ride with the Bike Union Heaps beats out Jenkins for the Toronto Cycling Committee…
  • You know something good is happening when regular Torontonians start making graphics that support people signing up for Bixi Toronto. The graphic to the right (designed by Cristina Matei) is appearing all over facebook today… encouraging people to sign up for Bixi Toronto and bring economical public bike rentals to Toronto. You can click it […] Related posts: Bixi Toronto hits 500 Memberships Bixi Toronto Passes 300 Members Bixi Toronto passes 200 Members!
  • via pigasus on flickr Related posts:G20 Bike Line Police Line Up Related posts: G20 Bike Line Police Line Up
  • 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: Tuesday Oct 5: 10am to 3pm – St Lawrence Market – 92 Front Street East (map) Wednesday Oct 6: 12pm to 5pm – Toronto City Hall – 100 Queen […] Related posts: UPDATE: 150 Sign-Up for Bixi Toronto Where to see Bixi Toronto this week Bixi Toronto has signed up 700 people!
  • 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 Thurs, Oct. 7: Bike Drinks Dandyhorse Launch Party Know of other events going on this week? Share them with BikingToronto readers in the Comments below. Click here to […] Related posts: Cycling Events This Week: Sept 27 – Oct 3 Cycling Events This Week: Aug 30 – Sept 5 Cycling Events This Week: April 26 – May 2
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  • The TTC is planning on building a substantial “Barns” facility on the southeast corner of Leslie St. and Lake Shore Blvd., and has just completed an Environmental Assessment. Paul Young of the South Riverdale Community Health Centre has sent along his review of the EA: As you may know SET BUG and Bike Sauce have […] Related posts: New Unwin Bridge Coming for Martin Goodman Trail SmartCentres and their Dumb BigBox Parking Lot Plan for the Lakeshore Multi-Use Path Public Comments about Leslie Street…
  • BikingToronto member Cat B has done up a cool graph on her Velo T.O. blog about subscription numbers for Bixi: Bixi is looking more and more like a sure bet in Toronto! Have you signed up yet? The goal is to get 1000 memberships by November 30th. They definitely look well on their way to […] Related posts: Bixi Toronto reaches 600 Memberships Bixi Toronto has signed up 700 people! Learn More About Bixi Toronto
  • The 2010 Toronto Cycling Map includes a brief description of bike boxes, a piece of infrastructure soon to be seen on Toronto streets. Bike boxes will soon be installed at several intersections on Harbord and College. They allow cyclists to move to the head of waiting traffic, giving them priority for making left turns. Intersections […] Related posts: 2010 Toronto Cycling Map has Bike Boxes Let the Learning Begin; Bike Boxes at Harbord and St. George What Happened to Bike Boxes in Toronto?
  • via Xander N’Dante on flickr Related posts:Style vs. Speed Kensington Retro Style Summer Smiles Related posts: Style vs. Speed Kensington Retro Style Summer Smiles
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    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 […]

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    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 […]

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    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 […]

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    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!

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    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 […]

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    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

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    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 […]

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    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 […]

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    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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    PHOTO OF THE DAY: Leslie Spit trio

    Source: Original photo – by BruceK on Flickr.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!

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