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Photo of the Day: Urban Retreat
October 7, 2013 by Joe T.
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- NEWS: Remains of missing Toronto cyclist Kit Currie found:
The remains of Kit Currie, a Toronto cyclist who went missing Aug. 14, have been found, her sister Jennifer Currie-Roy said.
“We found her, and we’re preparing for arrangements. Her body was found near her bike,” Currie-Roy said from her home in Wakefield, Que. She added that police have informed her family but have not made it “official.”
Currie was last seen on her bike on th...
- REMINDER: Get a FREE I Bike T.O. shirt!:
It's ALMOST that time of year again! Time to give out a whole bunch of FREE I Bike T.O. shirts.
Are you interested? Sign up at the form below (or at this link) to get notified as soon as they are available, which is very soon. (quantities are limited, obviously).
Get notified when it's FREE shirt time!
- INFRASTRUCTURE: New bike markings at Lakeshore and Strachan:
Great new road markings at Lakeshore and Strachan!
LOVE the new markings across Lakeshore at the foot of Strachan! So much safer, and more clear, with these in place.
via Yvonne Bambrick - City of Toronto Cycling Page (check out Yvonne's upcoming book too - the Urban Cycling Survival Guide) ...
- OH YEAH! Bill Murray biking around Toronto!:
The other day I alluded to celebrities biking to film premieres at TIFF and parking at Cycle Toronto's Bike Valet (don't worry, non-celebs can use it too. It's free), and today saw Bill Murray biking around Toronto on Bill Murray Day!
While walking to work this morning, Felicia Guthrie spied the legendary actor and comedian biking near the TD Centre plaza, and was even able to convince him t...
- OH YEAH: Bike lanes have actually sped up car traffic in New York City:
Since 2007, New York City has added 31 miles of protected bike lanes — that is, lanes protected by a physical barrier, such as a row of parked cars or a curb.
The main point of building protected lanes was to make biking in the city safer. But when the NYC Department of Transportation recently studied the impact of the lanes, they found a secondary benefit: on several different avenues in...
- PHOTO OF THE DAY: Cycle bridge:
Source: Original photo - by giltay on Flickr.via Flickr.
See this and 7,000+ other amazing bike photos in the Biking Toronto Flickr Group.
- NEWS: DAS5 - Darcy Allan Sheppard remembered:
Ask most Ontarians about the case and they will remember it as the story about the crazed messenger who was justifiably killed after he "jumped on" a car and "attacked" Bryant and his wife who were out celebrating their anniversary.
This was the story that emerged from special prosecutor Richard Peck's 68-page presentation to Judge P. Bentley explaining why the charges were being dropped. ...
- INFRASTRUCTURE: Contraflow lanes on Shaw St have doubled bike traffic!:
Following the great news that bike traffic has tripled on Sherbourne, it has more than doubled on Shaw St in less than a year, simply with the addition of a contra-flow bikelane!
Contraflow lanes on Shaw St have doubled bike traffic in less than a year. "Shaw Bicycle traffic counted as 606/day pre-bike lane now 1,341/day counted. Highest 1-hour count was 170."
We worked with key allies t...
- NEWS: Sherbourne lanes a cycling success that should inspire more:
Following up on the news that bike traffic on Sherbourne is up a whopping 300%, here's Minnan-Wong trying to appear bike-friendly.
The number of cyclists whizzing along Sherbourne St. each day has nearly tripled since its fancy new separated bike lanes opened at the end of 2012, new figures show.
The boost in bicycles is proof that when cyclists feel safe, they’ll take to the streets in gr...
- EVENT: Sun, Sept 14 - Bells Rides & Bikestock!:
Date: Sunday, September 14, 2014 - 14:00 - 15:30
This will be the eighth edition of Bells on Bloor, the third for Bells on Yonge and Bells on Danforth. All three rides will converge on Nathan Philips Square, City Hall, at 2:00 p.m. for a music festival called Bikestock. The purpose of the events is to promote safe cycling and to have fun. Please check the websites for all the st...
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