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Weekly Wrap-Up: Greeting 2011 with Separated Bikelanes

A bit of an expanded Weekly Wrap-Up this week, as this is our first Wrap-Up since Christmas Eve.

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Most Popular Stuff on the Site since Christmas Eve:

  1. Physically Separate Bikelanes Coming to Downtown Toronto
  2. New Photo of Roncesvalles’ Raised BikeLanes
  3. Left-Wing Pinko I Bike T.O. Shirt
  4. Duncan’s City Ride
  5. SiteWide Activity Page
  6. Dandyhorse Magazine looking for Interns for 2011
  7. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year
  8. Popular Today
  9. Blogs Directory
  10. City of Toronto releases Bicycle Count Statistics

New Posts from all Blogs on BikingToronto:

The Pacific Northwest Inlander looks at four types of winter cyclist: THE METAPHYSICIST Stealthy, swift and undeniably easy-going, the Metaphysicist doesn’t own a car. This type rides for pleasure — defying the norms of everyday transportation. You can spot him by the twinkle in his eyes, the ease with which he rides, his lack of […] Related posts: Marcus Gee is a Winter Cyclist and Darn Proud of it! A Different Bicycle Shapes a Different Kind of Cyclist The solution to winter snow and slush – a…
  • Just a quick wrap-up of some of the cool content being posted on member blogs since New Years: Duncan’s City Ride: A Penny Farthing for Toronto Slush Winter Telegram Delivery Bicycle Commuter Basics for Improving Efficiency Learning to Ride Bicycle Coffee Company in San Francisco 2011 in Motion Glorified Steam Kettles Michael Holloway ‘The Great […] Related Photos
  • Slush and snow got you wobbling all over? Wobble no more with MONSTERBIKE! Related posts:Penny Farthing Racing in the Land Down Under Winter Bicycle Riding Tips From The UK What is the Cobble Wobble? Related posts: Penny Farthing Racing in the Land Down Under Winter Bicycle Riding Tips From The UK What is the Cobble Wobble?
  • Related posts:Winter Bicycle Riding Tips From The UK Related posts: Winter Bicycle Riding Tips From The UK
  • Your ride got you feeling down? Little sluggish out there? These simple tips could help improve your ride with a few quick fixes. Via Momentum Magazine Related posts:Momentum Magazine Issue #47 – All About Kids and Cargo Bikes BikeStyle Tour Lands in Toronto Tonight Toronto Spring Bicycle Show – No Commuter Cyclist Options? Related posts: Momentum Magazine Issue #47 – All About Kids and Cargo Bikes BikeStyle Tour Lands in Toronto Tonight Toronto Spring Bicycle Show – No Commuter Cyclist Options?…
  • “I wasn’t going to let fear hold me back. And, I wasn’t going to let fear make me feel old.” Via EcoVelo Related posts:“If I ride…” People for Bikes.org asks; Why Do You Ride? Along for the Ride I Want to Ride My Bicycle – Choir Flash Mob Related posts: “If I ride…” People for Bikes.org asks; Why Do You Ride? Along for the Ride I Want to Ride My Bicycle – Choir Flash Mob
  • I mentioned Cyclometer, the City’s cycling newsletter in Monday’s post about the nice maps and photos compiled of biking infrastructure projects started or completed in 2010, and thought I’d highlight another item from the latest issue, namely the construction progress of multi-use trails in Hydro and Rail Corridors in Scarborough and North York. I’ll paste […] Related Photos
  • There is an excellent information resource in the latest issue of Cyclometer – a Google Map that shows all the Bikeway Projects started or completed in 2010, as well as photos on their facebook group of the projects: View 2010 Bikeway Network Projects in a larger map Project photos include: Related Photos Related Photos
  • About Bicycle Coffee Company: Bicycle Coffee is all about delivering great-tasting coffee by bicycle. Our coffee is always organic, fair-trade, and packaged in compostable bags. We deliver freshly roasted bags of coffee to offices, grocery stores, and cafes in the San Francisco Bay Area. Our custom-built, small batch roaster allows us to roast our coffee […] Related posts: Get Your Burrito Fix, By Bicycle! Care-free Winter Cycling
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  • Just a quick post to let you know we’ve added a mobile layout to the back-end of BikingToronto to make the site display a little easier on smart phone devices such as iPhone, iPod touch, Android, Opera Mini, Palm Pre, Samsung touch and BlackBerry Storm/Torch. If you have one of these devices, all you need […] Related Photos
  • This guy is amazing. Happy New Year, do something productive this year, make a steam powered bicycle why don’tcha? No related posts. No related posts.
  • It looks like Mayor Rob Ford‘s statement that the “War on Cars is over” may be just rhetoric for the suburban car-centric parts of Toronto… as the new regime at City Hall is voicing no opposition to physically separate bikelanes (separated from car traffic by curbs) along such streets as Wellesley, Sherbourne and Richmond, a […] Related Photos
  • Determined purely by page views, we give you the Top 25 Most Popular pages from December 2010. Left-Wing Pinko I Bike T.O. Shirt Don Cherry insults Cyclists as Rob Ford Sworn in as Mayor City of Toronto releases Bicycle Count Statistics Photo: Don Cherry’s Pink Pashley Bike from Curbside Editorial Cartoonists Embrace Don Cherry and […] Related Photos
  • A few weeks ago we shared a construction photo of the new streetcar/bikelane infrastructure on Roncesvalles Ave… essentially the road rises up to sidewalk level at some streetcar stops to not only allow easier streetcar boarding, but allow cyclists safe passage (ie. not having to ride on the streetcar tracks to pass the streetcar stop). […] Related Photos
  • A Todd Tyrtle route across the 401, as described here in a comment he left in The Blog: “Video: Across The Great Wall (of freeways) on Bicycle“. Article at The Blog that accompanies this map: ‘The Great Wall’ – Highway 401 – cyclists describe ways across the busiest highway in the North America. To get […] No related posts. Related posts brought to you by Yet Another Related Posts Plugin .
  • For cyclists and pedestrians, the 401 highway cuts Toronto in two – for them ironically, the highway is a barrier to transportation. In exploring the ways in which cyclists navigate the Great Wall I hope we can discover what’s missing from the infrastructure puzzle to enable a sustainable city. Today in comments – over at […] Related posts: Video: Across The Great Wall (of freeways) on Bicycle Another East West Corridor that needs some signage changes to make it really work for cyclists Any Map…
  • We missed this in our Weekly Events post yesterday! SoDa stands for “South Of DAnforth” and is the name of the Ward 30 cycling advocacy group. Here are the details if you are interested. We have a new mayor (love it or hate it folks, it’s true). We also have a bunch of new councillors! […] Related Photos
  • Here’s a fun rundown of everything going on over the next 7 days! Tues, Jan. 4: SoDa Bikes Meeting Thurs, Jan. 6: BIKE DRINKS – Monthly Toronto Cyclists Union Social! Know events going on this week? Share them with BikingToronto readers in the Comments below. Click here to punch in your email and get event […] Related Photos
  • Happy 2011 everyone. The Great Wall of Freeways: the 401. I was looking through Joe T’s, “BikingToronto in 2010: The Stats“, the year in review at BikingToronto – and, a long series of links got me to riconroy’s Youtube Channel where I found “Crossing the 401“. Under the video is this description: “Highway 401 cuts […] Related posts: ‘The Great Wall’ – Highway 401 – cyclists describe ways across the busiest highway in the North America Toronto Bicycle Route Mapping Wiki Project …
  • Those of you who have been reading BikingToronto for a while (over a year) know that I *love* stats and graphs, and I love to wrap-up each year on BikingToronto with a few posts that look at the preceding year. Here is the first of those posts. This post is a general overview of the […] Related Photos
  • With Toronto taking the prize for longest average commute time of any city on the planet – and “Transit City” – part of Toronto’s “Green Plan” – starting to reach a critical mass in terms of the number of Bike Lanes on our streets – a reactionary view of cycling infrastructure resonated with voters as […] Related posts: Toronto cyclists win strong Cycling Advocate in Mary-Margaret McMahon, councillor elect, ward 32 Beaches City of Toronto’s “Make Room for Cyclists” campaign…



    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

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    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 […]


    OH YEAH! The Viaduct bikelanes get MORE green paint!

    Well, I don’t know what’s going on.  This is a level of paying attention to cycling infrastructure on the Bloor Viaduct that, quite frankly, I thought I’d never see (and it pissed me off, often). But now, after the green paint that was laid down late last week in the bikelane, there is now MORE […]


    FACEPALM: City closes Hoskin bikelane for PanAm Games

    What’s a great idea?  Closing down one of the busiest bikelanes in the city and not providing a detour that’s safe for cyclists (and pedestrians) because of the “short distance of the inconvenience”. A sign erected on June 25 indicates the closure of the Hoskin bike lane for two months during the Pan Am Games. […]

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