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OH YEAH: 5 things Toronto could learn from Copenhagen

Over the least 50 years, Copenhagan has transformed itself from an auto-focused city into a paradise for cyclists. Every day, more people bike to work in Denmark’s capital and its surrounding urban area than in the entire United States, despite the city having less than one percent of America’s population. Cycling detractors in Toronto often […]


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PHOTO OF THE DAY: Cycling Past 53

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Source: Original photo – by GBaker63 on Flickr. Thanks for viewing. via Flickr. See this and 7,000+ other amazing bike photos in the Biking Toronto Flickr Group.


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TODAY: Sun, Sept 14 – Bells on Danforth

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A lot of people have been asking us when to saddle up for Bells on Danforth 2014. You’re going to have to wait just a little bit longer: this year’s ride is on Sunday, September 14. More details will come, but mark the date on your calendars now and join us at East Lynn Park […]


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INFRASTRUCTURE: New bike markings at Lakeshore and Strachan

Great new road markings at Lakeshore and Strachan! LOVE the new markings across Lakeshore at the foot of Strachan! So much safer, and more clear, with these in place. via Yvonne Bambrick – City of Toronto Cycling Page (check out Yvonne‘s upcoming book too – the Urban Cycling Survival Guide) 


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TOMORROW: Sun, Sept 14 – Toronto Bicycle Music Festival

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Toronto’s free outdoor pedal-powered music festival is celebrating its 5th year. This free event is taking place at 3 parks across this great city with mobile performances leading group rides between parks. Full event listing (facebook): 5th Annual Toronto Bicycle Music Festival.


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INFRASTRUCTURE: Pan Am Games velodrome nears completion in Milton

If you’re into competitive cycling, then this is news for you. The cycling track inside the still-under-construction Milton velodrome won’t be ready for another few weeks still, but even now Curt Harnett can hardly help himself. The three-time Olympic cycling medallist and Canada’s chef de mission for the 2015 Pan Am Games is like an […]


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PHOTO OF THE DAY: Toronto Public Library, College Street

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Source: Original photo – by TMLMike1 on Flickr.via Flickr. See this and 7,000+ other amazing bike photos in the Biking Toronto Flickr Group.


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INFRASTRUCTURE: Contraflow lanes on Shaw St have doubled bike traffic!

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Following the great news that bike traffic has tripled on Sherbourne, it has more than doubled on Shaw St in less than a year, simply with the addition of a contra-flow bikelane! Contraflow lanes on Shaw St have doubled bike traffic in less than a year. “Shaw Bicycle traffic counted as 606/day pre-bike lane now […]


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NEWS: Sherbourne lanes a cycling success that should inspire more

Following up on the news that bike traffic on Sherbourne is up a whopping 300%, here’s Minnan-Wong trying to appear bike-friendly. The number of cyclists whizzing along Sherbourne St. each day has nearly tripled since its fancy new separated bike lanes opened at the end of 2012, new figures show. The boost in bicycles is […]


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INFRASTRUCTURE: Sherbourne separated bikelane sees 300% increase in bike traffic in 3 years!

Sherbourne’s lanes have problems, but prove that if you build bikelanes that people (all people – novice and experienced, young and old) feel safe cycling in, more and more will use them. Bicycle traffic averages on Sherbourne were 955/day in 2011 bike lane, they are now 2,827/day in Cycle Track via Toronto Cycling on Twitter


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