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PHOTO OF THE DAY: with bike square

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Source: Original photo - by Jay Morrison on Flickr.  via Flickr. See this and 7,000+ other amazing bike photos in the Biking Toronto Flickr Group. … [Read more...]

ELSEWHERE: Has Philadelphia Made A Bike Share That Can Get The Entire City Biking?

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Very interesting concepts here: Ever since Washington, D.C., launched the nation’s first publicly funded bike share program in 2008, some 70 cities have followed suit, from Savannah to Seattle. And … [Read more...]

INFRASTRUCTURE: What do you think of protected bike lanes?

Dandyhorse asked cyclists near Sherbourne and Wellesley (sadly, the most "sophisticated" bike lanes in Toronto) what they thought of these separated bike lanes: Sherbourne and Wellesley is a … [Read more...]

PHOTO OF THE DAY: wet ride

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Source: Original photo - by _.Chris._ on Flickr. it was snowing yestreday. This gentleman didn;t care. via Flickr. See this and 7,000+ other amazing bike photos in the Biking Toronto Flickr … [Read more...]

PHOTO OF THE DAY: Cold warmth

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Source: Original photo - by _.Chris._ on Flickr.It was a cold day in Toronto today. I was shooting under this bridge for half an hour, hoping the right moment would happen. As I was about to leave, it … [Read more...]

PUBLIC MEETING: Thurs, Apr 9 – Humber Bay Shores Park Trail Improvements

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The City of Toronto invites you to learn more and give your input on proposed trail improvements in Humber Bay Shores Park. Upgrades are needed to accommodate the increased popularity of this … [Read more...]

STUFF: Volvo designed a reflective spraypaint to make cycling safer at night

Here's a good idea: Instead of spending millions of dollars developing a reflective spray paint that only lasts for 10 days (what a waste of money!), how about Volvo educates all their customers about … [Read more...]

INFRASTRUCTURE: Bike to Transit survey shows need for more bike infrastructure at GO stations

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A survey of 100 bike-to-GO commuters produced by Donald Wiedman of Bike to Transit shows that the GTA, with its steadily increasing population along with the increasing popularity of commuter cycling, … [Read more...]

PHOTO OF THE DAY: Cyclist Queen and Gladstone

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Source: Original photo - by FreddyEnriquez on Flickr. Toronto - West Queen West & Parkdale Walkaround via Flickr. See this and 7,000+ other amazing bike photos in the Biking Toronto Flickr … [Read more...]

PHOTO OF THE DAY: Blue sky neighbourhood

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Source: Original photo - by FreddyEnriquez on Flickr. West Queen West & Parkdale Walkaround via Flickr. See this and 7,000+ other amazing bike photos in the Biking Toronto Flickr Group. … [Read more...]

GRAPHIC: Safety Nannies vs. Fear

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Saw this on Copenhagenize's twitter feed.  Agree completely. … [Read more...]

PHOTO OF THE DAY: Queen Street West, Toronto, ON

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Source: Original photo - by Snuffy on Flickr. Broken down rickshaw on display. via Flickr. See this and 7,000+ other amazing bike photos in the Biking Toronto Flickr Group. … [Read more...]

INFRASTRUCTURE: How to build separated bike lanes properly

A great article on Streetsblog about Seattle's new Broadway bikelane.  THIS is how separated bikelanes should be planned and built.  Check out these amazing separation pieces: We’re bike lane … [Read more...]

STUFF: Toronto designed bike calls home when stolen

What might be the world's smartest bike just got a little smarter. The locally designed Vanhawk's Valour made waves last year as one of the most advanced smart bikes in existence, with built-in … [Read more...]

INFRASTRUCTURE: Can Bike Lanes Connect Divided Communities?

What do bike lanes, racial equity, and economic equity all have in common? According to a new report by PeopleforBikes, quite a lot. The recently released report, “Building Equity: Race, Ethnicity … [Read more...]

INFRASTRUCTURE: Protected intersections for Richmond Adelaide cycle track pilot project

Cycle Toronto is recommending protected intersections for Richmond and Adelaide.  Awesome. We propose the City adopt protected intersections as a more efficient and safer way to manage the … [Read more...]

OH YEAH: Bike Host program helps newcomers get in gear in Toronto

When Carlos Magbitang and his family emigrated to Toronto from the Philippines in 2013, he was surprised by how many bike lanes the city had. “Riding bikes here in Canada is very different from the … [Read more...]

PHOTO OF THE DAY: Zoom

Source: Original photo - by Ubique Ulf on Flickr.Toronto via Flickr. See this and 7,000+ other amazing bike photos in the Biking Toronto Flickr Group. … [Read more...]

OH YEAH: Calgary teacher is defies legal threats to create Bike to School Day

This is so good.  Principles and school administers say "what if someone gets hurt?"... this guy went right to the school board's liability expert, who had no problem with kids biking to … [Read more...]

PHOTO OF THE DAY: Bicycles

Source: Original photo - by Underground Joan Photography on Flickr.Lots and lots of bikes parked outside the Fitzgerald Building (1927) symbolizing the coming of spring! The Fitzgerald building, … [Read more...]

REMINDER: Tonight is the Cycle Toronto Annual General Meeting

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Tonight is Cycle Toronto's AGM.  If you're a member, come on out for an informative and fun night.  If you're not a member, come out and join.  Cycle Toronto does awesome work, advocating for better, … [Read more...]

INFRASTRUCTURE: Can Protected Bike Lanes Help Close the Gender Gap in Cycling?

The gender gap in North American cycling is a well-documented phenomenon. According to a survey undertaken by the Federal Highway Administration in 2009, women riders accounted for only 24 percent of … [Read more...]

PHOTO OF THE DAY: on the prince edward viaduct, toronto, ontario

Source: Original photo - by twurdemann on Flickr.The Prince Edward Viaduct (Bloor Viaduct) is concrete-steel truss bridge spanning the Don River Valley and connecting Bloor Street with Danforth … [Read more...]

EVENT: Sun, March 29 – #BikeTO Movie Night – MARINONI

Saw this bike movie night happening at the Bloor.  Who's up for a bike movie next Sunday? A favourite in last year's Hot Docs Festival, Marinoni! follows Giuseppe Marinoni of Montreal, a famed … [Read more...]

PHOTO OF THE DAY: Slow Cruising

Source: Original photo - by Dan Cronin^ on Flickr.Toronto, Canada via Flickr. See this and 7,000+ other amazing bike photos in the Biking Toronto Flickr Group. … [Read more...]

INFRASTRUCTURE: College and Spadina under construction for most of April

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  The city is letting cyclists know that the College & Spadina intersection will be a construction workzone for most of April.  Using Harbord may be a smoother trip. I know the College … [Read more...]

INFRASTRUCTURE: Hamilton Bike Share Officially Launches

Awesome news from just down the QEW - and an interesting system. Rather than bikedocks like Bikeshare Toronto, people can lock up to any bikerack in the service area (for an extra fee). The $1.6 … [Read more...]

EVENT: Sun, March 29 – #BikeTO Movie Night at the Bloor Cinema

A favourite in last year's Hot Docs Festival, Marinoni! follows Giuseppe Marinoni of Montreal, a famed bicycle craftsman as he trains for an attempt to set the world record for distance cycled in one … [Read more...]

INFRASTRUCTURE: Roads were NOT built for cars.

Isn't it time that the private automobile was banned from our downtowns?  On all the streets that existed before the roads were made for them. Roads were made for PEOPLE. Nowadays, it's common to … [Read more...]

PHOTO OF THE DAY: Black leather cyclist

Source: Original photo - by uncomman on Flickr.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Processed with VSCOcam with g2 preset via Flickr. See this and 7,000+ other amazing bike photos in the Biking Toronto … [Read more...]

ELSEWHERE: Five Fun Social Bike Rides

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Explore new places, or rediscover your own town, on one of these fun and memorable social bike rides. Enjoy Car-free Los Angeles During CicLAvia. Celebrate BC Farming with the Slow Food Cycle … [Read more...]

INFRASTRUCTURE: Ferry terminal designs ready for public feedback

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The Ferry docks are an essential piece of cycling infrastructure.  The islands are one of the best places to bike in the city (plus it's car-free!) The five shortlisted teams competing to redesign … [Read more...]

INFRASTRUCTURE: Being Hit by a Car and Vision Zero in Toronto

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I'm good friends with Hyedie, the writer of the post linked below.  Hyedie was hit by a car, and the driver admitted guilt, but escaped ANY kind of repercussions.  Read about Hyedie's experience and … [Read more...]

EVENT: Fri, March 20 – Bikechain’s 10-year anniversary

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Please join us on Friday, March 20 at 6:30 p.m. to celebrate Bikechain’s 10-year anniversary and 25,000 visits! A lot of people have helped us to get this far, including our amazing volunteers, … [Read more...]

NEWS: Women are the ‘indicator species’ for cycling safety

Toronto’s new cycling manager will measure her success, in part, by how many women she sees pedalling around the city. Like many urban centres, Toronto has a cycling gender gap. In 2006, two thirds … [Read more...]

STUFF: Neighbourhood bike poster nails Toronto stereotypes

Interesting. As an east ender, I gotta wonder why the Danforth and Leslieville aren't included. Boo-urns. It's baskets for the Beaches, Bike Share for the downtown, a battered commuter for … [Read more...]

OH YEAH! The Arkells biked to the Juno Awards and then won EVERYTHING.

I already love their music.  This is just frosting. The Arkells won Group of the Year AND Rock Album of the Year after biking to the awards.  Coincidence?  Maybe. Bicycling to the @TheJUNOAwards … [Read more...]

NEWS: TTC’s new ‘bendy’ buses still without bicycle racks

Cyclists are still waiting for the TTC to restore bike racks to its new buses, after they were removed due to driver visibility problems. TTC buses are equipped with bike racks mounted to the … [Read more...]

VIDEO: Take A World Tour Of The Endless Struggle Between Bikes And Cars

Fewer people might be buying cars in the U.S., but around the world, cars are selling in record numbers. In five years, there may be 2 billion on the road. At the same time, there are also more bike … [Read more...]

NEWS: Cycling: The great right-hand turn debate rages in Toronto

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Slow news day perhaps.  Is there really a debate?  They only wrong way to signal, is to use no signal at all. There are three types of cyclists in Toronto: those who signal with their left … [Read more...]

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