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Dandyhorse Magazine has a write-up of all the winners from Tuesday night. Congrats to all! A large and enthusiastic crowd came out to the Gladstone Hotel Ballroom on the evening of November 26 for the 2013 Toronto Bike Awards. The awards honoured individuals and organizations from both business and the community who have shown leadership [...]
Bixi Toronto will be administratively under the Toronto Parking Authority, but managed by Portland’s Alta Bicycle Share. Toronto’s plan to save Bixi transfers the bike-sharing program to the Toronto Parking Authority, turns over management to a Portland-based firm and uses money from Astral Media that was going to be spent on public toilets, the National Post has [...]
Glad to see Cycle Toronto hosting this again. They do a good job. RSVP on facebook here. Cycle Toronto and the City of Toronto are pleased to bring you the 2013 Toronto Bike Awards, supported by Daniels Corporation. The Bike Awards honours the people and organizations that show leadership in making our city a better place to bike! [...]
In case you haven’t seen it yet – a great video from Amsterdam. There’s no valid reason downtown Toronto can’t be like this. Let’s work on it? via: Urban Planet: Bicycle Anecdotes from Amsterdam | Spacing National.
One of Canada’s top squash players has died after being hit by a car while cycling in Toronto. Squash Canada confirmed in a release that Ottawa’s Adrian Dudzicki died from injuries sustained in an accident on Wednesday when a vehicle struck him as he rode his bicycle to the National Squash Academy. Dudzicki, 23, was [...]
Here’s an idea – provide more bike parking – then people wouldn’t be forced to lock to trees. Yes, there are bike posts on Yonge south of College, but they are often filled up. The damage wasn’t as bad as the reader said, but a lot of bark on the trunks of some trees had [...]
Great how-to from Torontoist on biking in the winter, and I’m obviously adding this link to our How-To Page. Winter is on the way, meaning soon you’ll have no choice but to stop riding your bike and start spending a bunch of money on TTC fare. Or, you know, you could not do that. If [...]
You should consider winter biking – it’s fun, pretty easy, and warm if you dress properly for it. Don’t give the TTC more of your money for the “service” they provide. Check the “Weather” section of our How-To Page to learn more! It will cost Metropass users $60 a year, or $5 a month, more [...]
Great write-up on Dandyhorse about the public meetings that took place on Monday and Tuesday night regarding plans for separated bikelanes on Richmond and Adelaide. Last night, November 18, 2013, approximately 40 people gathered in the Metro Hall rotunda to browse plans and review images for the proposed cycle tracks for Richmond qnd Adelaide streets, [...]
Via Cycle Toronto: The City of Toronto is hosting a two day drop-in event to present preliminary recommended solutions for bikeways on Richmond St and Adelaide St as well as Peter St & Simcoe St. We’re thrilled about the proposed recommendations for Richmond St & Adelaide St but think Peter St & Simcoe St need [...]
Great bike news came out of the Rob Ford debacle at City Hall yesterday…. not only has Council agreed to sustain Bixi Toronto (possibly running it via the Toronto Parking Authority), but making changes to development bylaws that allow Section 37 funds (the money that condo developers pay the city to exceed height restrictions) to [...]
Love the TTC? The crammed trains, the bunched up streetcars, the eternity of waiting for a bus when it’s -30? You pay for that “privilege”, and pretty soon it’s going to cost you even more. If you haven’t thought about it, you should start considering biking everywhere, even in the winter. Something to contemplate as [...]
Good news for Bixi: The city government and Bixi have resurrected a deal to keep the troubled bicycle-sharing service alive — a deal that may involve a $5 million toilets-for-bikes trade.“I’m extremely optimistic,” city cycling manager Daniel Egan said in an interview Tuesday, a day before the meeting at which council will vote on Bixi’s [...]
The Bloor East bikelane has recently been re-painted between Sherbourne and Parliament with new, slightly wider lanes with a double line and a small “buffer” between the bikelane and the car lanes, as well as some sharrows across the Bloor and Castle Frank intersection. All of this is GREAT, of course. As a cyclist who used [...]
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