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Weekly Wrap-Up: Dealing with Mayor Rob Ford

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In the cover of night, workers began installing sharrows along Harbord. A point of contention for years, the disconnected bike lane between Bathurst and Spadina has inspired Urban Repair Squad intervention and left Councilor Adam Vaughan singing the same old tune that the very sparse car parking on this strip is essential to the survival […] Related posts: Sharrows, Bike Lanes and Shared Space on the Streets of Toronto What Happened to the “Bike Lane” on Spadina? Bike Route Blues – Crawford…
  • We’re pleased to announce that BikingToronto gained our 600th fan/like on Facebook yesterday! If you haven’t “liked” us on Facebook yet, you totally should (like, oh my gawd, super-totally to the max!). Join other cool people like: People you know and love here on BikingToronto Annie Benedict Claire Duncan James Joe (Yours Truly) Jun Michael […] Related posts: One of 50 Essential Facebook Groups BikingToronto and Facebook Connect Lots of BikeFriday Stuff on Facebook
  • Breaking news from last night… Yvonne Bambrick, who has been Executive Director (and recently the Director of Communications and Events) of the Toronto Cyclists Union, is stepping down from her position: Dear friends and colleagues, It is with great excitement that I pass the full leadership of the Toronto Cyclists Union over to our Advocacy […] Related posts: Meet Nick Cluley of the Bike Union Executive Board Cyclists Union Looking for an Executive Director Bike Union Releases First Annual Report…
  • via Xander N’Dante on flickr Related posts:Wet Ride, Shiny Streets Related posts: Wet Ride, Shiny Streets
  • Say what you will about Rob Ford, but you’ve gotta give him credit all the art that he has inspired just over the course of a couple of days. When we get mad, we get creative. When we get creative, we have a voice, and people listen. Take that Mr. Mayor! Here are just a […]
  • Fall weather is upon in Toronto and that means more rain, cooler temperatures and more reasons to carry more things with you. A change of clothes, a laptop, books, lunch… the list goes on. While messenger bags are a popular choice many people prefer backpacks because they are less likely to shift and can feel […] Related posts: How to Keep Riding Your Bicycle on Rainy Toronto Days Covet: Four Women’s Cycling Jackets Covet: SHIFTY Cycling Clothes That Don’t Look Like Cycling Clothes
  • via brian cameron on flickr Related posts:Bikes and Blossoms Flowery G20 Tall Bike Related posts: Bikes and Blossoms Flowery G20 Tall Bike
  • Toronto is waking up this morning with an “Oh My Gawd, what have we done?” look on it’s face. More people voted for noted anti-cyclist mayoral candidate Rob Ford than any other (but not the rest of them combined, it should be noted) yesterday, meaning that on Dec. 1st, he’ll become mayor. Now that the […] Related posts: Cranking Up The BikePlan – Big Commitments from Mayor Miller and Glenn De Baeremaeker Your Guide to Voting in Toronto Today Headlines: Promoting Cycling to Newcomers, The…
  • via projection on flickr Related posts:Lifeguard Cycle Beach Bike Island Beach Related posts: Lifeguard Cycle Beach Bike Island Beach
  • Great article posted to the Esurance web site offering drivers some driving tips from a cyclist: Not since the late 1800s have so many bicycles been on the roads. Early on, bicycling was a trend, a novelty for the upper classes, and about as sporty as a tea party. But bikes have come a long […] Related posts: A Different Bicycle Shapes a Different Kind of Cyclist Learning to Travel Like a Cyclist in Toronto New Pedestrian and Cyclist Bridge in Ajax
  • Uphill sprint races bring out costumed riders and kids! It’s the Cobble Wobble. Where in Toronto could we stage something like this? No related posts. No related posts.
  • More of Hawksley Workman and bicycles here. Visit Hawksley Workman’s web site here. Related posts:The happiest day I know is a Tokyo Bicycle – Hawksley Workman Related posts: The happiest day I know is a Tokyo Bicycle – Hawksley Workman
  • How do you promote cycling as a means of transportation? In Halifax, you lead the way by introducing people to everyday cyclists. The Halifax Cycling Coalition recently released several commercials in which we get to meet people who have discovered life by bike. Much like the latest issue of Dandyhorse and how cycling is being […] Related posts: Dandyhorse Vol. 3 Issue 2 Launch Party – Thursday, October 7, 2010 Momentum Magazine Issue #47 – All About Kids and Cargo Bikes London Invests £111…
  • What exactly is going on with the blacked out “bike lane” on Spadina Avenue? Well, what may or may not actually have been intended to be a bike lane is now gone, sanded away leaving a thick black stripe in its place. According to the Toronto Cyclists Union the stripe is to soon be replaced […] Related posts: When a bike lane needs to be more than just paint When the Wrong Way is the Right Way – Montrose Avenue Bike Lane Sharrows, Bike Lanes and Shared Space on the Streets of Toronto
  • It feels as though the municipal election campaign has been going on forever, but we’re finally at Election Day. Remember to get out there and vote. Your City Councillors: We put together a cool graph (to the right and below, click to enlarge) a few weeks ago that documents how bike-friendly a bunch of Councillors […] Related posts: How To Deal with an Anti-Cycling Mayor? How Bike-Friendly is your City Councillor? George Smitherman signs up for Bixi Toronto
  • via pigasus on flickr Related posts:Queens Park Grand Prix: Elite Women Crash Finish Queens Park Grand Prix: The Line Queens Park Grand Prix: The Pack Related posts: Queens Park Grand Prix: Elite Women Crash Finish Queens Park Grand Prix: The Line Queens Park Grand Prix: The Pack
  • Here’s a fun rundown of everything going on over the next 7 days! Check out our @BikeTOevents account on twitter! Wed, Oct. 27 TBN’s Wednesday Wheelie Ride Thurs, Oct. 28 The Bike All Through Fall Bicycle Tune-Up Event Fri, Oct. 29 Critical Mass Toronto Sat, Oct. 30 The 2nd Annual Hell on Wheels Know of […] Related posts: Cycling Events This Week: Oct 4 – 10 Cycling Events This Week: Sept 27 – Oct 3 Cycling Events This Week: Aug 30 – Sept 5
  • As I’ve been proselytizing for some time over at “The Toronto/GTA Bicycle Route Mapping Wiki“, the City of Toronto has to create two way bicycle routes on side streets that have been designated one way for traffic suppression purposes. What better way to make our children saver, our neighbourhoods quieter, and more valuable, than by […] Related posts: South Riverdale Bicycle Repair Clinic Another East West Corridor that needs some signage changes to make it really work for cyclists East/West…
  • via pigasus on flickr Related posts:Queens Park Grand Prix: Elite Women Finish Queens Park Grand Prix: The Line Queens Park Grand Prix: The Pack Related posts: Queens Park Grand Prix: Elite Women Finish Queens Park Grand Prix: The Line Queens Park Grand Prix: The Pack
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