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Most Popular Posts – November 2010

Cyclist killed by Streetcar at Spadina and LakeshoreDetermined purely by page views, we give you the Top 25 Most Popular pages from November 2010.

  1. Cyclist killed by Streetcar at Spadina and Lakeshore
  2. Tips for Riding your Bike this Winter
  3. The New Roncesvalles: Ride Your Bike up onto the Curb
  4. The Star: Car Drivers on the “Gravy Train”
  5. Photos of Memorial Ride for Streetcar Death
  6. Mountain Bike Bridge Sabotage in the Don Valley
  7. Google to map Toronto’s Bikelanes
  8. Weekly Wrap-Up: Streetcar Tragedy, The New Roncy and Don’t Be A Jerk
  9. Road Rule #1: Don’t Be A Jerk
  10. Photos of Toronto’s New Bike Boxes
  11. On The Blogs: Rob Ford, Art Inspiration
  12. On The Blogs: Toronto’s Cyclists with an Anti-Bike Mayor
  13. 5 Ways to get You and Your Bike Ready for Winter
  14. Queen West BIA unveils new OCAD Bikeracks
  15. Bikelane Map
  16. Weekly Wrap-Up: Car Drivers on the Gravy Train
  17. On The Blogs: How To Signal Right Turns
  18. On The Blogs: How To Light Your Bike
  19. On The Blogs: Harbord Sharrows Miss the Point
  20. Toronto Wards
  21. On The Blogs: Visible Hands for Low Light Commutes
  22. Cyclist Pinned Under Streetcar on Spadina
  23. On The Blogs: Phantom Menace – Car Traffic Congestion in Toronto
  24. On The Blogs: Rob Ford and Toronto’s Political Spectrum
  25. Photos from the Canadian Cyclocross Championships


PHOTO OF THE DAY: Messenger’s Line

Source: Original photo – by Phanciest on Flickr. Toronto via Flickr. See this and 7,000+ other amazing bike photos in the Biking Toronto Flickr Group.

OH YEAH! Toronto lawyer helps cyclists pedal through ‘unjust’ legal system

For cyclists injured in an accident, navigating the legal system can be as hard as biking through downtown Toronto during rush hour, says lawyer Patrick Brown. “The system can be very complicated and a lot of cyclists don’t know what entitlements they have,” he said. That’s why Brown, an ardent cycling advocate, has partnered with […]

INFRASTRUCTURE: Help out with the Toronto Parks and Trails Wayfinding Strategy

  Help Toronto’s Parks, Forestry and Recreation department design their wayfinding system: What is Wayfinding? Wayfinding encompasses all the ways in which people understand their surroundings and navigate from place to place. Wayfinding is more than signs – it also includes names, landmarks, conventions, maps and new media. What is the Toronto Parks & Trails […]

NEWS: Car Columnist has trouble remembering bicycle turn signals; bitches about it

A car columnist for the Globe whines about hand signals being too confusing for him.  Because remembering stuff is hard. He also blames car-bike collisions on drivers not understanding bike hand signals.  That’s totally the reason there are collisions.  It’s not drivers being inattentive or the self-righteous belief that being in a car means they should […]


INFRASTRUCTURE: New Contraflow Bikelane on Florence St.

Having fun watching cyclists discover the freshly installed bike lane on Florence St. In just a couple minutes since I arrived, over a dozen eastbound cyclists who yesterday were going the wrong way on Florence illegally, have adjusted their lane positioning into the centre of the new contra-flow bicycle lane coming around the corner from […]

OH YEAH: Don’t make bicyclists more visible. Make drivers stop hitting them.

About 100 years ago, the auto industry pulled off a neat trick: It stole the public roadways from us. See, in the early days of the motor vehicle, there used to be this quaint idea that the person operating the giant machine should look out for other people. Then came mass production and the Model […]


PHOTO OF THE DAY: Richmond street

Source: Original photo – by Fixed in Silver on Flickr.  via Flickr. See this and 7,000+ other amazing bike photos in the Biking Toronto Flickr Group.

INFRASTRUCTURE: Pan Am Path Update: Launch Event May 16

Pan Am Path Art Relay Launch Event May 16 With the international attention that the Pan Am Games will generate, a unique window of opportunity will open to showcase the city’s natural assets to an international public. The Pan Am Path, a project initiated by an independent not-for-profit community-led organization called Friends of the Pan […]

HOW TO: Yvonne Bambrick tackles the commuting fear factor

Is it safe to cycle in a large city like Toronto? In her new book The Urban Cycling Survival Guide, Toronto cycling advocate Yvonne Bambrick attempts to address the “fear factor” that riders new to bike commuting might feel as they roll through our crowded streets.  In a conversation with CBC Radio’s Metro Morning, Bambrick said it […]

NEWS: Toronto cyclists are feeling the construction crunch

It’s common for drivers in Toronto to complain about construction delays, but lately cyclists in the city are also feeling the pain. Whether it’s track repair at College and Spadina, ongoing work on the Martin Goodman trail or the construction of the new TTC yard at Leslie Barns, the city’s cycling corridors are feeling the construction […]

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