Watch For Bikes Initiative [The Urban Country]
In lieu of proper bike infrastructure, how can drivers and cyclists better co-exist on our streets? This is a question that is pondered frequently on this website and was the basis for our ‘i share the road’ campaign.
An annual initiative called “Watch For Bikes” also attempts to address this by encouraging safe driving and bicycling. The initiative was created by a partnership between the Canadian Automobile Association and the City of Toronto.
Dept. of Want: Bike Chic [Toronto Standard]
Bike Month has arrived in Toronto, so what better way to celebrate than to get your two-wheeled wonder kitted out in some of the finest biking gear?
From vintage-inspired wooden crates to hand crocheted dress guards, our selection of bike accessories will lead you on the path to bike chic in no time.
Last weekend, Ryder Hesjedal won the Giro d’Italia road cycling race, and he rode a Toronto brand’s bicycle to win it. Cervélo’s P5 (seen above) isn’t the company’s first high-performance product, nor is this the brand’s first instance of media recognition—it was in the spotlight in 2003 for sponsoring Team CSC, a Dutch outfit that rivaled superstar Lance Armstrong at the Tour de France (and, subsequently,members of Cervélo-affiliated Team CSC were accused of doping, so there’s that press to remember as well).
TTC’s Victoria Park station now features secure bike parking [Toronto Star]
“I think it’s a great arrangement. We have the bike racks on our buses, but once you get to the subway station you’re left scratching your head,” said city councillor Denzil Minnan-Wong, who chairs Toronto’s Public Works and Infrastructure Committee.
Driver surrenders after hit-and-run hurts 3 cyclists [Toronto Star]
Three cyclists were hit from behind in rural Caledon Thursday night by a vehicle that left the accident scene. Ontario Provincial Police say the driver later turned himself in.
The cyclists were heading north when they were hit from behind on the Gore Rd., south of King St., around 8:15 p.m.
Two of them were sent to a Brampton hospital by ambulance, one in serious but stable condition. The third cyclist was treated at the scene.
The TTC streetcar system requires tracks to be replaced on an ongoing basis, which wreaks havoc on traffic flow as vehicles are forced into a narrowed space to make room for the work.
The inconvenience is worsened when the replacement rails are stored on the street long before the work begins, which increases the time that traffic is pinched.
Cycle Toronto’s Director of Membership and Outreach, Jared Kolb, spoke with OpenFile this afternoon.
“If there’s anything to this it would be an outrage, right on the anniversary on the removal of Jarvis, Pharmacy and Birchmount. It’s a major lack of respect for anyone who chooses to get on a bike in Toronto,” says Kolb.
Kolb says that Cycle Toronto hasn’t seen text of a motion or a report so far.
A male cyclist was struck by a TTC bus in midtown Toronto on Tuesday afternoon.
The collision happened on Bayview Avenue at Roehampton Avenue, a block north of Eglinton Avenue, around 2 p.m.
The cyclist was taken to Sunnybrook Hospital with serious, but non-life threatening injuries.
Making my own Bike Lane [Cupcake Ride]
When I arrived at the meetup location, I felt like royalty with volunteers and the artist herself prepping my bike to draw a liquid chalk line while I biked along Danforth Ave.
It was so fun to ride back where I already rode to see my liquid chalk trail. If only real bike lanes were this easy to create!
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