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March 24, 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 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: 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...
- 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...
- UPDATE: The Viaduct Bikelane is closed and an awesome temporary one has been created:
SUPERB news from the City of Toronto. After a construction contractor improperly closed the Bloor Viaduct bikelane (one of the few options for east end cyclists to cross the Don Valley) and put up signs advising cyclists to merge with very very fast motor vehicle traffic, myself and other cyclists in the city were obviously upset. Much credit goes to Jared Kolb of Cycle Toronto for liaisin...
- 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: Cyclist struck by van in Brampton:
A 45-year-old male cyclist has been airlifted to a Toronto trauma centre from Brampton after he was struck by a van Sunday afternoon.
The cyclist was riding westbound on Steeles Ave., between Hwy. 50 and Finch Ave., around 2 p.m. when he was struck by the vehicle heading in the same direction.
His injuries are life-threatening, said Const. Fiona Thivierge of Peel Regional Police.
- NEWS: Bike Share struggling with repair problem:
I could do without the anecdotes from people whining about not being able to find a spot to park their bikeshare bike (that generally means that the system is popular), but it is a symptom of the larger problem... that BikeShare parts and new stations are hard to come by in the short term.
PBSC filed for bankruptcy in January and “the supply of parts to maintain the system disappeared”, Han...
- TOMORROW! Sun, Aug 17 - Open Streets TO opens up major roads on Sunday:
What will be closed OPEN:
Bloor Street between Parliament Street and Spadina Avenue.
Yonge Street between Bloor and Queen Streets.
Major intersections will have crossing points where cars can pass through.
The media does not get it. Open Streets *OPENS* the streets (it's right in the damn name) to everyone, not just the idiots who drive downtown.
What's better for businesses o...