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NEWS: Ontario’s paradigm shift in cycling policy

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The phrase “paradigm shift” was on the lips of many cycling experts and policy makers at the 6th annual Ontario Bike awards on Tuesday. You might be forgiven for dismissing this language as a politician’s penchant for the dramatic – but in this case, there is some real substance behind it. After many years of […]

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NEWS: Protected Bike Lanes on Eglinton Approved by Public Works

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This is such a great news story.  THIS is what cycling advocacy is all about. Two years ago, a senior City staffer told me that we’d never achieve bike lanes on Eglinton. I reflected on this as I watched the Public Works & Infrastructure Committee (PWIC) unanimously approve the Eglinton Connects Environmental Assessment last week, which includes […]

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WARD NEWS: Ward 18 meeting notes posted,Next meeting is May 12

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An update from Ward 18, one of the more active wards in the city, cycling wise. Via CycleToronto: Hi everyone, Here are the meeting notes from Monday’s meeting. Bike Month is going to be amazing this year — especially in and around Ward 18! Get in touch if you’d like to help organize or participate […]

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STUFF: Cleverhood: cycling in the rain and in style

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Based in Providence, Rhode Island, Cleverhood expresses their support for urban bikers in livable cities in the form of a stylish, high-performance street cape. Inspired by the bicycle movement, the Cleverhood is built to protect against the elements for cyclists who brave the pavement in rain or shine. Spacing talked to John Coulbourn of the Cleverhood team about the […]

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INFRASTRUCTURE: Bike Share Toronto gets a new app

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Posted about this new app back on Saturday, but I’m glad BlogTO is featuring it too. Bike Share Toronto, the new company that has replaced BIXI, currently lacks its own mobile app to track bike availability and station location. They currently recommend that users try Spotcycle, but there’s a new player on the scene that it might […]

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PHOTO OF THE DAY: Augusta

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Original photo – by Mute* on Flickr. Taken during June’s Pedestrian Sunday in Kensington Market. The hazy background is a result of smoke from food stalls grilling. via Flickr. See this and 7,000+ other amazing bike photos in the Biking Toronto Flickr Group.

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ELSEWHERE: How they did it: Angelinos win their first protected bike lane

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It’s a story that Tinseltown could probably make magical: a dense, diverse and car-obsessed city turns a corner and decides to redesign an eight-lane thoroughfare to be great for biking, walking and public transit. But until a team of community activists stepped in, Los Angeles’ first protected bike lane project was at death’s door. The […]

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EVENT: Sat, June 14 – Custard Tart Ride

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Date: Saturday, June 14, 2014 – 10:00 – 12:00 Details to come – keep track on the BikeMonth event listing for this ride. Location: 1554 Dundas Street West, Brazil Bakery, Toronto Original Link This event originally posted on Cycle Toronto‘s BikeEvents.TO calendar. BikingToronto has partnered with Cycle Toronto to help get the word out about […]

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EVENT: West End Community Garden Tour

Date: Friday, June 6, 2014 – 19:00 – 20:30 A guided bike tour of the community gardens in Toronto’s west end. Location: Details TBD, Toronto Original Link This event originally posted on Cycle Toronto‘s BikeEvents.TO calendar. BikingToronto has partnered with Cycle Toronto to help get the word out about news and events.

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INFRASTRUCTURE: The top 5 bike trails in Toronto

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Cycling trails in Toronto offer sanctuary from both vehicular traffic and the general hustle and bustle of city life. We are a city blessed with ravines, and that is a very good thing if you like to ride your bike off road. While Toronto is also endowed with a healthy number of bike paths, the […]

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NEWS: Province pledges $25 million for cycling infrastructure

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Three-year plan unlikely to lead to major improvements for Toronto bike network The Ontario Liberals are touting a new cycling infrastructure fund as a major step forward for the province’s bikers, but whether the investment will lead to anything more than minor improvements in Toronto remains to be Read More: Province pledges $25 million for […]

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EVENT: Wed, April 16 – Open House about Danforth re-construction between Woodbine and Vic Park

Drop in and let them know that bikes belong.  There is NOTHING in the plans as far as cycling infrastructure is concerned! A public drop-in event to learn more about the construction and beautification plans for Danforth Avenue, the construction schedule, what disruptions to expect and to speak directly with project staff. Wednesday April 16, 2014 […]

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EVENT: Sun, June 15 – Cyclefare at The Leslieville Farmers’ Market

Date: Sunday, June 15, 2014 – 09:00 – 14:00 The Leslieville Farmers’ Market wants you to buy your baguette by bike. The second annual Cyclefare – featuring cargo bikes and accessories, cycling advocates and two-wheeled vendors – will take place on Sunday, June 15, 2014. The market invites bike-minded businesses to get in touch with […]

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ELSEWHERE: DC Inspires Bike Lane Envy With Curb-Protected Cycling

The new 1st Street curb-protected bike lane takes shape. Photo: BeyondDC/Flickr Here’s a good sign that protected bike lanes are here to stay in American cities: Cities are increasingly trading plastic bollards for concrete curbs, making the lanes a more permanent feature of the landscape. As I repor Read More: DC Inspires Bike Lane Envy With […]

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OH YEAH: Public Works: Take That Park and Ride It

ParkCycle Swarm attaches micro-parks to bikes, letting you take your green space wherever you go. Public Works looks at public space, urban design, and city-building innovations from around the world, and considers what Toronto might learn from them. Sometimes you just need some grass where there is Read More: Public Works: Take That Park and Ride […]

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