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The News Cycle for Monday, Nov. 7, 2011

Birchmount bike lanes latest to bite the dust [BlogTO]

The removal of bikelanes under the Rob Ford regime continues, as Toronto removes incentives to cycle while every other major (and non-major) city in the world adds bikelanes, bike parking and more.  World class cities welcome cyclists, Rob!

The Fixer: Cycling a better way to get around than it looks [Toronto Star]

The Fixer’s Jake Lakey rides around town with James Schwartz of The Urban Country and discovers that contrary to the mainstream media’s portrayal of cycling as dangerous, it’s actually relatively safe, fun, and connects people to the urban environment in a way that drivers never ever will experience in a car.

What’s Next for the Railpath? [Torontoist]

The West Toronto Railpath currently runs from approximately Dupont south to Dundas and has made an old railbed into an award-winning multi-use trail.  Torontoist looks at that the plans are for extending the railpath downtown.

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