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INTERVIEW: Kathleen Banville of Urbane Cyclist

The latest in Dandyhorse’s sereis of Christmas-themed interviews – today it’s Kathleen Banville of Urbane Cyclist. Since opening in 1997 as a bicycle repair shop, Urbane Cyclist Worker Co-op has grown into becoming one of the “most cycle-friendly hubs in downtown Toronto,” as described on their website. The shop carries many premium bikes including their own brand, Urbanite.As […]


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PHOTO OF THE DAY: King Street. Financial District

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


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PHOTO OF THE DAY: Bike Chic. Bay and Bloor

Source: Original photo – by sigma. on Flickr. via Tumblr ift.tt/12IlCGj via Flickr. See this and 7,000+ other amazing bike photos in the Biking Toronto Flickr Group.


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PHOTO OF THE DAY: Stealth

Source: Original photo – by pauses on Flickr. A bike courier riding down Bay St at Queen St W via Flickr. See this and 7,000+ other amazing bike photos in the Biking Toronto Flickr Group.


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NEWS: Bike Share Toronto expansion coming in 2015 with TD sponsorship

WOOOOOOOO! The City of Toronto will install 20 additional bike share stations in time for the 2015 Pan Am Games and continue to expand into high-density areas in 2016, according to the president of the Toronto Parking Authority. The new stations will be initially situated at Pan Am Games sites, such as the West Don […]


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INFRASTRUCTURE: More bollards being added to Wellesley!

Woohoo!  More flex-bollards are *finally* being added to Wellesley east of Yonge! via: Cycle Toronto – Timeline Photos.


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NEWS: John Tory to make Bikeshare announcement

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UPDATE! TD is sponsoring Bikeshare Toronto for the next two years, opening up expansion plans. I just saw the “ticker”/news-scroll on CP24 say that John Tory is about to make an announcement regarding Bikeshare Toronto this morning. Let’s hope it’s like the recent NYC Citibike expansion announcement that came after Alta Bikeshare (the company that […]


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ELSEWHERE: Paris announces plans for a car-free city centre

This is what world class cities do.  Are you paying attention Toronto? With Sydney looking to clear pedestrian space for cars, European cities are continuing to move towards more pedestrian-friendly city centres.The mayor of Paris has announced a plan to tackle traffic and pollution in the French capital by transforming the city’s historic centre into […]


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INFRASTRUCTURE: More Bollards go in on Richmond

Bollards are good. I like bollards. Pavement temperatures are too cold for painting – the contractors are now installing bollards as this work can be done in colder/wet temperatures. This pic is from Richmond, between York and Duncan. via Chris Bouchard – Photos from Chris Bouchard’s post in City of….


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GET INVOLVED: Take the Sunnyside Bike Park Survey

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Take the linked quick survey about Sunnyside Bike Park to help it become/remain a welcoming space for everyone. The survey below is an attempt to gather everyone’s input regarding possible uses of the building.Groups like TORBA, Cycle Toronto, Sunnyside Bike Park Working Group, Ward 13 Bikes and many others including the City and PF&R Parks […]


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