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Weekly Wrap-Up: Bridge Sabotage and Streetcar Death

Mountain Bike Bridge Sabotage in the Don ValleyWelcome to this week’s Weekly Wrap-Up!  Your best source for everything new and popular in Toronto bicycle stuff! Want to get the Weekly Wrap-Up in your email every friday?  Enter Your Email Here.

Most Popular Stuff on the Site this week:

  1. Mountain Bike Bridge Sabotage in the Don Valley
  2. Photos of Memorial Ride for Streetcar Death
  3. Weekly Wrap-Up: Streetcar Tragedy, The New Roncy and Don’t Be A Jerk
  4. Cyclist killed by Streetcar at Spadina and Lakeshore
  5. The New Roncesvalles: Ride Your Bike up onto the Curb
  6. Photos of the New Dufferin Bikelanes
  7. BikingToronto Sitewide Activity
  8. Cyclist Hit at Jarvis and Carlton
  9. Making Leslie St. Safer for Cyclists and Pedestrians
  10. Google to map Toronto’s Bikelanes

New Posts from all Blogs on BikingToronto:

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  • It’s something that we at BikingToronto have known for a while, that in addition to having 1000+ subscribers, Bixi Toronto is just putting the finishing touches on securing $600,000 in corporate sponsorships for the first 3 years of the program: BIXI Toronto has met its key targets, though a two week extension to today’s sponsorship […] Related posts: Bixi Toronto reaches 1000 Subscriber Goal Reminder: Bixi Toronto Launch Party Tonight! Learn More About Bixi Toronto
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  • Determined purely by page views, we give you the Top 25 Most Popular pages from November 2010. Cyclist killed by Streetcar at Spadina and Lakeshore Tips for Riding your Bike this Winter The New Roncesvalles: Ride Your Bike up onto the Curb The Star: Car Drivers on the “Gravy Train” Photos of Memorial Ride for […] Related posts: Most Popular Posts – October 2010 Most Popular Posts – September 2010 Popular November 2008 Posts
  • [photo by Pica A on Twitpic] Not seeing any stories in the news about this one yet… but will update this post when we do. The above photo was taken around 8 pm last night (Tuesday). It’s on Jarvis just north of Carlton in front of the National Ballet School. Related posts:Photo of the Day: […] Related posts: Photo of the Day: Yonge & Carlton Video: Jarvis with 4 Car Lanes, Still no Gridlock The Jarvis Bikelanes are Painted!
  • Joe T. broke the story, Google Maps are up for Toronto’s Cyclists. Good work Joe, I was looking yesterday but couldn’t see it. Joe says you have to be at Google.com (not .ca) and you have to input a place, then choose “Get Directions” a Bicycle Icon is now there that wasn’t there last week. […]
  • Over on the Photo of the Day blog, we feature a photo related to biking in Toronto every weekday (sometimes on weekends too). Here are the photos from November. Enjoy. Be sure and check out the Photo of the Day Blog. It’s got a brand spankin’ new design! Related posts:Photos of the Week: Nov. 15 […] Related posts: Photos of the Week: Nov. 15 – 19, 2010 Photos of the Week: Nov. 22 – 26, 2010 Photos of the Week: Oct 4 – 8, 2010
  • BlogTO is breaking the news that Google Maps Bike Directions is now kinda-sorta working (it’s a “beta” launch – which is used for working out glitches) for Toronto Bike routes: Google bike maps for Toronto launched in beta sometime earlier this afternoon, and I’ve been toying around with the route planner for the last half […] Related posts: Getting Google Maps to pay Attention to Bikes Google to map Toronto’s Bikelanes Biking for Google StreetView
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  • Here’s a fun rundown of everything going on over the next 7 days! Check out our @BikeTOevents account on twitter! Wed, Dec. 1 TBN’s Wednesday Wheelie Ride Thurs, Dec. 2 Bike Drinks – Monthly Toronto Cyclists Union Social! Sat, Dec. 4 – Sun, Dec. 5 Sweet Pete’s Holiday Sale Know of other events going on […] Related posts: Cycling Events This Week: Nov. 15 – 21 Cycling Events This Week: Oct. 25 – Nov. 1 Cycling Events This Week: Nov. 8 – 14
  • Hell yeah! Bring it on, Winter! Via Racer Diaries
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  • Alarming news out of the Don Valley… a series of bridges constructed by off-road and mountain bike cyclists are being sabotaged… with the clean lines of a sawzall saw being evident: Timothy Charles, founder of the Toronto Off-Road Biking Association, said the supporting beam of the bridge appears to have been deliberately cut partway through […] Related posts: New Bathurst Bridge To Have Bike Lanes My 50 Kilometre Toronto Valley And Ravine Tour Metrolinx Ignoring City, Wants a Strachan Ave…
  • Over on the Photo of the Day blog, we feature a photo related to biking in Toronto every weekday (sometimes on weekends too). Here are the photos from the past week. Click on them to see them bigger and find links to the originals and the photographers below. Courier Christine Tour de Lake Shore Boulevarde […] Related posts: Photos of the Week: Nov. 15 – 19, 2010 Photos of the Week: Sept 27 – Oct 1, 2010 Photos of the Week: Oct 4 – 8, 2010
  • Over at the BikingToronto Group ‘Cycling’, Lock said, “This Youtube vid is funny as heck but AFAIK only Admins here can imbed videos, so just click on this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=koh7QoMGKJo ” So I thought I’d embed it here, to keep it in-house for just one, more, link. You can embed videos too! To start your own […]
  • After countless years producing quality road, mountain and hybrid bicycles, Giant has entered into the upright city bike market for 2011. A unique steel diamond frame with twin top tubes that curve at the seat tube to form seat stays on the “men’s” version work to create a very distinct look (see below). On the […]
  • While I, and almost anyone who has ever ridden a bicycle in any city, object to the word “war” used in any form of transportation debate, this is a great little look at the changing face of New York City streets. In a city where 80% of the public space is comprised of streets and […]
  • Last week, a cyclist was killed by a streetcar. Whether it was his/her own fault, the fault of the streetcar driver, or some combination is unknown, but some Toronto cyclists decided to hold a Memorial ride for the victim. Here are photos of the ride (and ghost bike installation) from Jun Nogami: Related posts:Cyclist killed […] Related posts: Cyclist killed by Streetcar at Spadina and Lakeshore Ghost Bike Memorial in Mississauga Memorial Ride This Friday
  • True, the Dufferin bikelanes only exist under the brand new underpass that eliminated the Dufferin Jog, but any infrastructure is good infrastructure. Underpasses can be a little scary on a bike without good lighting and bikelanes. Here are a few pics of the new lanes for you: BigDaddyHame City of Toronto City of Toronto […] Related posts: Bikelanes planned for Dufferin Jog A Map of Rossi’s Separated Bikelanes Photos and Review of the New Bloor Viaduct Bikelanes
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  • The BikingToronto Shop has just been updated with new shirts for men, women, children and babies. The profits from all purchases go to Toronto cycling-related charities. Visit the shop here: BikingToronto Shop Learn more about ibiketo.org, the charitable arm of BikingToronto, here. (Click on any of the images here to learn more about each product)



    OH YEAH! Heavy Metal in the Bike Lane: Meet Priya Panda

    A brand new issue of Dandyhorse is coming soon, and it features Priya Panda on the cover.  Glad to see Dandyhorse is starting to put people riding bikes on their covers. We are very pleased Priya Panda, lead singer of Diemonds and member of the band She Demons, is on the cover of our new issue […]


    NEWS: Hit and run kills cyclist in Milton

    A cyclist is dead after a hit and run on Tremaine Road in Milton. Halton Regional Police say they were called to the scene shortly after 9 p.m. The victim had no vital signs and was pronounced dead on the scene. The suspect vehicle had fled the area. More: Hit and run kills cyclist in […]


    GET INVOLVED: Help Plan Toronto’s Bike Network

    The City of Toronto has launched the next phase a new bike plan process: fill out their second survey now! Later this year, City staff will bring a new 10-year cycling network plan forward to City Council. Our goal is to ensure that our core ask of building a city-wide Minimum Grid of 100 km of […]


    VISION ZERO: A Road Safety Plan for Toronto

    Go read this right now at Dandyhorse.  Any politician who votes against Vision Zero is effectively voting FOR people dying on the streets.  Your kids, your friends, and you. Is Vision Zero, the Swedish initiative to eliminate road deaths, coming to Toronto? A Swedish video on the issue lays the premise of the movement: “For […]


    PHOTO OF THE DAY: Bike Chic. Queen and Spadina

    Source: Original photo – by sigma. on Flickr. via Tumblr ift.tt/1JeuzYF 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!


    INFRASTRUCTURE: Toronto wants you to plan the future of cycling

    Want a bikelane somewhere?  Let the city know, officially: Via an online survey, people are being invited to identify up to 20 streets – 10 downtown and 10 others anywhere in the city — as cycling priorities from a list of suggestions. The suggestions were based on earlier survey data and the city’s smartphone app […]


    EVENT: Sat, July 4 – Bike Pirates celebrates their 9th Birthday

    Please join us this Saturday, JULY 4TH, for some fun, food, and high fives. We couldn’t have made it to 9 years without the support of this community!We will be outside the shop for part of the afternoon saying hello to our new Parkdale neighbours, so come by to see the shop in action, have […]


    INSTAGRAM: More Bells on Danforth

    Bells on #Danforth! Looking east from Pape. #Danforthlovesbikes Danforth Loves Bikes! Follow BikingToronto on instagram! @bikingtoronto


    NEWS: Nearby bikeshare station may raise your home’s value

    Having a bike share station outside your front door might do more than give you a convenient way to ride to work — it might also boost the value of your home. According to a new study from McGill University, residential units in Montreal are worth more if they’re close to a Bixi station, Montreal’s […]


    NEWS: Cyclist dead following 2-vehicle collision on Dufferin St.

    The cyclist wasn’t on the road (standing on sidewalk), but car struck a hydro pole, which then killed them. Awful. A cyclist has been confirmed dead by York Regional Police following a vehicle collision on Dufferin St. north of Steeles Ave. on Monday evening. Two cyclists were on the sidewalk corner of Dufferin St. and […]

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