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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

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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 … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

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... … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

“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 … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

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, … [Read more...]

BikingToronto.com Asks: What is Toronto’s Best Bike Lane?

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Spring is in the air and countless Toronto cyclists (possibly a million) are back on the city streets. They're cycling to work and school and the grocery store and the park and the lake and... well, … [Read more...]

Toronto Board of Trade; “Embarrassing” Commuting Times for GTA

What is the price of gridlock? Do you calculate it in money wasted while idling on a 400 series highway? Do you calculate it in lost productivity due to late workers? Do you calculate it in personal … [Read more...]

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