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This Friday is the Bike Union Dance Party

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  Via the Bike Union, this dance party is also mentioned in our News Cycle from this morning. You’re Invited to Derailed! We’re kicking our drive to 2,500 members up a notch – join us for Derailed: A Dance Party at CSI Annex on Friday Nov 11! Doors at 9:00. Presentations until 10:00. Silent auction, raffles and […]


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The News Cycle for Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2011

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Cycling safely toward a better city [Toronto Star] Mostly an article with Gil Penalosa of 8-80 Cities about what is needed to make Toronto a great cycling city (hint – it’s things other cities like NYC, London, Montreal and Vancouver are doing) Bixi Toronto Newsletter – November 2011 [Bixi] The November edition of Bixi Toronto’s […]


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The News Cycle for Monday, Nov. 7, 2011

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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 […]


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Introducing The News Cycle

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I’m going to start a new feature here on BikingToronto… something I’m going to call “The News Cycle”. There is always so much happening in Toronto related to bikes that I sometimes don’t get a chance to blog about it (you can usually find everything on the BikingToronto Facebook Page or Twitter Feed though), and […]


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One Step Closer to Separated Bikelanes on Adelaide and Richmond Streets

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Back in June, Rob Ford presented his BikePlan, which essentially was just a re-hashing of some earlier concepts by other politicians and I think, originally, by Dave Meslin, including most signficantly, an idea to put separated bikelanes on Richmond and Adelaide Streets. That plan is one step closer now due to the Public Works and Infrastructure Committee […]


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New Options for a Fort York Pedestrian Bridge

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The following is from Councillor Mike Layton, who is updating us about options being put forward for a less expensive Fort York pedestrian and cycling bridge. You may remember that the original plan for the bridge was killed in an underhanded way by David Shiner, reportedly acting on orders from Rob Ford, because $23 million […]


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On Sundays, Bike Pirates is Women and Trans Only

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Great article from The Grid TO about Sundays being women and trans-only at Bike Pirates, a small remedy to the male-dominated cycling scene: For the last three years, Sunday access to this non-profit, do-it-yourself bike collective has been reserved for women and transgendered people. “Mechanics’ shops have not really been a welcoming environment for women […]


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Michael Bryant to Write Book about death of Darcy Allan Sheppard

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From the Star: Former Ontario attorney general Michael Bryant is writing a book about his deadly encounter with a Toronto cyclist. Penguin Canada says “28 Seconds” will be published next fall. In August 2009, Bryant was driving home from an anniversary dinner with his wife when he became involved in an altercation with bike courier […]


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Coroner to review Ontario cycling deaths

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Ontario’s Coroner is planning to look into cycling deaths in Ontario: On Monday, Ontario’s chief coroner announced that his office will investigate five years’ worth of cycling deaths in the province with the hope of preventing deaths like Carriere’s while also making the roads safer for people like Holtz. The first ever province-wide review of cycling deaths […]


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More Sidewalk Conflicts in the ‘Burbs

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Yet another article from the ‘burbs about pedestrians being unhappy with cyclists using the sidewalk: Oshawa bylaws only prohibit cyclists on downtown sidewalks. But Atkinson and her husband Thomas, 74, want that changed to include all areas so they can feel safe on their five-kilometre fitness walks. “It’s gotten worse,” Atkinson says of the road […]


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