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Duncan rides bicycles in the city of Toronto and contributes to the main blog of BikingToronto as well as writing and taking photos for his blog Duncan's City Ride.

Inconsistencies in Antiquated Bicycle Bylaws

Const. Hugh Smith Toronto Star photo LUCAS OLENIUK/TORONTO STAR

Via TheStar.com In downtown Toronto, cyclists caught zipping down sidewalks can get slapped with a $90 fine. The same offence elsewhere will only cost you lunch money: In Scarborough and North York, a ticket for riding on the sidewalk is $3.75. That odd gap, which has remained since the city’s amalgamation, highlights a problem with […]

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Councillor Stintz Wants to Target 5% of Cyclists Who Use Sidewalks

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From CBC News: A Toronto city councillor wants the city to enforce a bylaw barring bicycles from the sidewalks. Coun. Karen Stintz says there’s already a bylaw on the books, but it’s never enforced. She says in her midtown ward she hears lots of complaints from pedestrians who are upset they have to battle for […]

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Announcing Toronto’s Best Bike Lane as Voted By You!

The people have spoken! We at BikingToronto.com asked you to nominate the best bike lanes in Toronto. Your responses were fantastic and we really learned what makes a bike lane the best according to you. The best bike lanes go all the way to (and even sometimes right through) intersections. The best lanes are on […]

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Vote Now for Toronto’s Best Bike Lane

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We have a winner! Click here to see Toronto’s Best Bike Lane. Have you been out biking in Toronto? Have you been using a bike lane or two? Toronto’s bike lanes may not be perfect, or in great enough numbers, but we do seem to be getting it right here and there. That’s why BikingToronto […]

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Available in 17 Languages, The Toronto Cyclists Handbook

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The Partnership for Integration and Sustainable Transportation (a joint initiative of CultureLink Settlement Services and the Toronto Cyclists Union) has launched The Toronto Cyclists Handbook. Read more…

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A Look at the St. Clair TTC Bike Shelter

More photos of the shelter and how to use the rack pictured above on Duncan’s City Ride…

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Share BikingToronto Faster with Meebo

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At the bottom of your screen, on any BikingToronto page, you’ll see a new tool bar. This is the Meebo tool bar and when you click on the “Share Page” button you’re able to instantly share the BikingToronto page you’re reading with your Twitter followers, your Facebook friends and most any other social networking service […]

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Best Bike Lane Toronto: More Nominations

Route 16: Annette and Dupont Streets

A lot has happened since BikingToronto first asked you to nominate Toronto’s Best Bike Lane. We’ve received a lot of replies and here’s a summary of a few of the lanes nominated so far: Best Bike Lane Toronto: Week 1 Nominations. The Toronto mayoral race continues to have everyone talking about public transit and cycling […]

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Torontoist Profiles TurnAround Couriers

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Via Torontoist: TurnAround Couriers is a self-described “competitive courier business,” but with a special twist: the company is staffed exclusively by at-risk youth. According to the social audits page of the company’s website, TurnAround’s mandate is to “Recruit youth from youth shelters and youth-serving agencies across Toronto” in order to provide individuals who might otherwise […]

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“The city is a boneyard of broken cyclists, all hit by drivers…”

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Article by Catherine Porter in the Toronto Star: Now, I drive a car too, and can list the reasons why I choose to bike most days: the smell of lilac bushes in the morning, the sense of freedom, the endorphins. But I can also tell you that I get frightened on my bike in a […]

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I BIKE T.O. T-Shirt at Queen’s Park on 24 Hours Toronto Edition Today

If I’m not mistaken, that’s Donald Wiedman, founder of Bikes+Transit sporting a fantastic t-shirt you can get here — IBikeTO.org. He’s flanked by June MacDonald on the left and Olivia Chow on the right. Cyclists gathered at Queen’s Park in Toronto to show their support for a bill tabled by Cheri DiNovo that would require […]

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2010 Toronto Cycling Map adds Bike Boxes

Each year, the City of Toronto releases a comprehensive map of cycling infrastructure and suggested routes. The map indicates bike locker locations, stairs with bicycle groves, bicycle rental locations and clearly indicates every bike lane and multi-use path throughout Toronto. With a stalled Bike Plan, the 2010 edition varies only slightly from its predecessor. One […]

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How to Keep Cars from Parking in Bike Lanes

No Parking and Pylons via Bike Lane Diary

Toronto has a real problem with cars, trucks, police vehicles and everything in between parking in bike lanes. Need proof? Take a look at the new Simcoe Street underpass. Take a look at College Street through the all-seeing lens of Google. Harbord itself is no stranger to bike lane violators, including undercover police. Well, it […]

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Best Bike Lane Toronto: Week 1 Nominations

Route 35: St. George and Beverley

On Monday, April 12, 2010, BikingToronto asked you to nominate the best bike lanes in Toronto. As a bold pilot project to install separated bike lanes along University Avenue sparks the ire of mayoral candidates, excites downtown bicycle commuters and grabs the headlines, we don’t want our other bike lanes to feel left out. You’ve […]

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400 Charges in Danforth Bicycle Blitz

Danforth cycle safety blitz nets 400 charges By Joshua Freeman April 15, 2010 Neighbourhoods: Danforth Village While Scott Torrance got the ball rolling on the impending safety audit, others have also recently turned an eye to the troubled intersection at Broadview and Danforth Avenues. The week of March 29, Toronto Police Service’s 54 Division conducted […]

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