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February 13, 2011 by Joe T.
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- UNACCEPTABLE: Bloor Viaduct bikelanes closed (and no temporary ones provided):
UPDATE: It sounds like temporary bikelanes are coming. Maybe. Hopefully.
I just rode home over the viaduct and sections of the eastbound bikelane are closed. Giant jersey concrete barriers are in the way with signs saying the bikelane is closed and cyclists should merge with traffic.
I can't, as someone who rides the viaduct twice a day, and takes my daughter downtown in our ...
- NEWS: Brookfield Properties defends stealing bikes at HBC Centre:
Brookfield Properties offers a piss poor excuse for stealing bikes parked legally on public property, citing "adjacent property rights".
I'm not a real estate lawyer, but if there is one out there that can shed some light on what "adjacent property rights" may be, that would be helpful. I can't find anything regarding them for Toronto (other than the obvious stuff like your neighbour can't ...
- NEWS: Brookfield will no longer remove bikes at Yonge & Bloor:
Well, all the emails and tweets and outrage worked. Will everyone who has had their bike stolen by Brookfield be compensated though?
Give yourself a pat on the back if you were one of the folks who expressed outrage at Brookfield Properties strategic removal of bikes at Yonge and Bloor that it deemed a safety concern. Although the company hasn't provided further comment beyond what we...
- NEWS: Elderly cyclist killed in Mississauga:
A 69-year-old cyclist was killed when he was struck by a truck in a Mississauga intersection Friday morning.
Peel Regional Police say the man on the bike collided with the straight truck at Central Pkwy. and Mavis Rd. shortly after 8 a.m.
The truck driver, who was visibly distraught, remained at the scene.
“The cyclist was vital signs absent when paramedics arrived,” Const. Fiona ...
- NEWS: Brookfield's bike-cutting excuse is bunk: property law expert:
Thanks to the Star, we now know the answer of whether or not it's legal to steal bikes that are legally locked up on public property, even if you own "adjacent property". The Star asked a property lawyer professor, and he confirmed what we all (except Brookfield Properties) know. Spoiler - it's not.
Jeremy de Beer, a professor at the University of Ottawa law school and expert in the fie...
- New on the Toronto Stolen Bike Listing: People stealing bikes is a problem everywhere. Toronto is no exception.
People post pleas for their stolen bikes all over the place… facebook, twitter, craigslist… probably other places.
BikingToronto is testing out a few different systems and techniques that will try and pull people’s listings from some of these places AND allow people to post stolen bikes directly to BikingToron...
- PHOTO OF THE DAY: Bicycle Freedom in Toronto 1910:
Source: Original photo - by Mikael Colville-Andersen on Flickr.
Even in 1910 in Toronto, bicycles offered better mobility than other transport forms.
See this and 7,000+ other amazing bike photos in the Biking Toronto Flickr Group.
- UPDATE: Bloor Viaduct bikelanes closed (temporary ones coming?):
Last night I posted about an unacceptable situation unfolding on the Bloor Viaduct. Construction barricades have been set up to perform work on the bridge (nature of the work detailed a bit below), with signs that cyclists should "share the road" with motor traffic.
Anyone who has biked the Viaduct knows that "sharing the road" is NOT an option here, with cars and giant trucks regular spe...
- INFRASTRUCTURE: Flexi-posts appear on Adelaide:
But don't get too excited... only 4 have appeared. Times that number by 100 and then we'll be talking.
Ok we've got bollards on Adelaide, 4 to be exact, just west of Simcoe
Source: Twitter / danminkin: Ok we've got bollards on .......
- NEWS: Hudson's Bay Centre confiscating legally parked bikes:
A quick update to the story from a short time ago... the bikes being confiscated are legally parked, and are on PUBLIC property, not private.
A portion of sidewalk outside 2 Bloor Street East does in fact belong to Brookfield but as this map that draws from the city's Open Data illustrates, the privately-owned space does not extend more than a metre or so beyond the building itself. A call to t...