Toronto Cyclists Union Releases New Mission, Vision, Guiding Principles & Goals [Toronto Cyclists Union]
Cycling Advocates Consider a Rebrand [Torontoist]
This week, members of the Toronto Cyclists Union will consider a proposal from their board of directors to change the organization’s name to Cycle Toronto. The rebrand, which members of the union will put to a vote at the TCU’s annual general meeting on Wednesday, is part of an ambitious strategic plan to build membership and advocacy programs beyond the city’s downtown core.
Ride the Ravines [Toronto Cyclists Union]
Spotted: Ghost Bike Posts | cityscape [Torontoist]
Back in November, we learned that Astral Media, which has a contract with the City of Toronto to provide street furniture (bus shelters, trash bins, et cetera) had been cutting down bike posts to make room for their new (and reviled-by-many, including us) information pillars—not just removing them but sawing them off, rendering the posts unusable and the bikes that were still locked to them an easy target for theft.
The Unconventional Urban Citizen Bicyclist [The Urban Country]
dandy at Dragon’s Den with Maya Cycle [Dandyhorse]
I’m a huge fan of the show and was really excited to “model” the Maya Cycle trailer for her. The trailer also converts into a wheelbarrow. I rode a BionX bike (but didn’t get to use the e-assist) and Troy Mitchell, proprietor of The Mobile Bike Shop Ltd. rode the other bike-and-trailer set on set.
May 2012 Cupcake Ride Details[Cupcake Ride Blog]
Announcing the details for the 2nd Cupcake Ride of the third season! Hope you can make it out!
Date: Saturday, May 26th
Start: Swirls Cupcakes
4158 Dundas St. West
Action Alert: Connect Chaplin Station to the Beltline Trail! [Toronto Cyclists Union]
The preliminary design for Chaplin Station presented by Metrolinx last Wednesday does not include any direct connections with the Beltline trail. The primary (accessible) entrance is on the north-east corner of Chaplin and Eglinton. A secondary entrance is placed on the south-west corner of Chaplin and Eglinton, forcing LRT users to ascend a lengthy set of stairs to reach the street level, exit the station, and then descend another steep set of stairs to to reach the Beltline at path level.
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