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STUFF: 6 Handy Rear Bicycle Baskets

Topeak TrolleyTote Folding MTX Rear Basket

Rear baskets are a great way to comfortably carry bags, pursues, groceries, and even pets. With a wide variety to choose from, there’s a style and size of basket perfectly suited to your city bike. More: 6 Handy Rear Bicycle Baskets – Momentum Mag.

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INFRASTRUCTURE: Is Canada missing the boat on cycling tourists?

Quebec is internationally recognized for its extensive 5,000-km cycling network, La Route Verte, which criss-crosses most parts of the province, making it North America’s longest bike path.  But in the two decades since the Quebec government and non-profit Vélo Québec first began work on the route, it remains an anomaly in Canada, even as other countries and regions seek to cash […]

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Source: Original photo – by harry choi on Flickr.via Flickr. See this and 7,000+ other amazing bike photos in the Biking Toronto Flickr Group.

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REMINDER: Sat, Aug. 23 – CBN Rear End Workshop


Date: Saturday, August 23, 2014 - 10:00 - 13:00 CBN will host a Bicycle Rear End Workshop Saturday August 23th from 10am to 1pm. The workshop will focus on the rear end of the bicycle. Space is limited so register soon! Registration fee is $30 ($20 for CBN members). Register in person or online and pay with PayPal using […]

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EVENT: Open Streets TO a success!


Great write-up in Dandyhorse about mainly one feature (skipping!) during this past Sunday’s OpenStreetsTO.  The next one is the morning of Sun, Aug. 31st.  Mark your calendars! Thousands showed up – eventually – on Sunday, August 17, 2014, for the first Open Streets event in Toronto. The event started at 8 a.m. – before the […]

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ELSEWHERE: bike lane protection style from China: the low fence


Here in the United States, designers of bike-friendly streets probably don’t spend enough time talking about the biggest of the world’s great bike countries: China. “I’m a big fan of the low fences used in Beijing and other Chinese cities,” reader Charlie writes, pointing us to the photo above. “They are modular and easy to […]

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ELSEWHERE: Persuasive Evidence that Bike-Share Serves as Public Transit


Past work has found that bike-share members decrease their car use considerably: According to one survey, 52 percent did so in Minneapolis, and 41 percent in Washington, D.C. The new, more fine-grained analysis of bike-share use in these cities reveals that its role in the transit system varies based on the character of the host […]

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Source: Original photo – by ‘Xander @416cyclestyle on Flickr. http://ift.tt/1kdrnOX via Flickr. See this and 7,000+ other amazing bike photos in the Biking Toronto Flickr Group.

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REMINDER: Tues, Aug. 26 – Tune-Up Tuesday at Castle Frank


Via CycleToronto: Event date: 26 August, 2014 – 17:00 – 20:00 Join us Tuesday evenings this spring and summer for Tune Up Tuesdays! Get a free safety check or basic tune up from one of our Community Partners, chat with our volunteers about cycling issues in the city, sign up as a member, or just […]

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UPDATE: Bloor Viaduct bikelanes closed (temporary ones coming?)


Last night I posted about an unacceptable situation unfolding on the Bloor Viaduct.  Construction barricades have been set up to perform work on the bridge (nature of the work detailed a bit below), with signs that cyclists should “share the road” with motor traffic. Anyone who has biked the Viaduct knows that “sharing the road” […]

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