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NEWS: Pedestrian and bicycle-friendly streets are Toronto’s road to good health: Report

At its meeting Monday, the Toronto Board of Health received three in-depth reports on how better street infrastructure — bike lanes, pedestrian crossings, lower speed limits, attractive pedestrian-friendly tree-lined walkways, lighting and street furniture — make Torontonians healthier, because it encourages us to get out of our cars. The reports summarized decades of studying the […]



INFRASTRUCTURE: New site and app to report illegal bikelane parking

Very cool new site to report bikelane parking.  If my new workspace I’m moving to next week still overlooks College between Bay and University, I’ll be reporting a bunch of FedEx and Canada Post trucks. TowIt is a brand-new platform that collects user-submitted data on illegally parked vehicles including location, photos and license plate info, […]



PHOTO OF THE DAY: Rider

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.



VIDEO: Hinterland Who’s Who – The Winter Cyclist

So what do you think? Do drivers hate winter cyclists because it reminds them how lazy they are? Hinterland Who’s Who. VIa:  Hinterland Who’s Who.



PHOTO OF THE DAY: October Light. Queen and Spadina

Source: Original photo – by sigma. on Flickr. via Tumblr ift.tt/1sok40g via Flickr. See this and 7,000+ other amazing bike photos in the Biking Toronto Flickr Group.



PHOTO OF THE DAY: Summer Days

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



INFRASTRUCTURE: In Rosedale, a trail becomes a dividing line

In sum, Rosedale residents have a public park that they don’t want connected to other parks with accessible multi-use trails, because you know, the proletariat may come too close to their homes. The city’s plans to alter this hillside have led to a fierce debate over the future of an exclusive park little known outside […]



NEWS: All road users break the laws, not just cyclists

Before you roll your eyes at a Toronto cyclist rolling through a stop sign, Wes Marshall suggests taking a good look in the mirror. “I think everybody that uses the transportation system is a criminal,” the University of Colorado professor said. “People who drive go a few miles over the speed limit and pedestrians will jaywalk.” However, while we generally […]



OH YEAH! Toronto teen embraces winter unicycling

Neither rain nor snow nor lack of a second wheel can keep Denton Liu from riding to school.Even with the mercury dipping close to -20 C, the 17-year-old can be seen riding his unicycle to and from Martingrove Collegiate in Etobicoke.Liu and his unicycle got their 15 minutes of fame Wednesday, when a photo of him unicycling landed on the front page […]



PHOTO OF THE DAY: Queen Street West

Source: Original photo – by sigma. on Flickr. via Tumblr ift.tt/1KFji55 via Flickr. See this and 7,000+ other amazing bike photos in the Biking Toronto Flickr Group.