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NEWS: Bike Share Toronto Data Released

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Toronto Bike Share users have made 285,384 trips so far in 2014, criss-crossing the city via a network of 80 bicycle docks. In June alone, they pedalled 237,723 kilometres — burning an estimated six million calories in the process — and offset more than 100,000 pounds of carbon. The numbers are courtesy of Alta Bicycle […]


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EVENT: 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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HOW TO: 15 things you need to bike in Toronto

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Great little guide to biking stuff in Toronto from BlogTO.  True, most of the links are to other BlogTO articles, but it’s a start.  You may also want to check out the How-To resources here on Biking Toronto. Cycling in Toronto, depending on who you ask, is a risky move, a political statement, or an […]


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ELSEWHERE: Why don’t more African-Americans ride bicycles?

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From the states, but equally applicable here? It took a week in Copenhagen for Albus Brooks to start thinking seriously about bicycling. The Denver city councilman, 35, had never owned a bike. By the time he headed home from a study tour in Denmark last month, he knew those days were over. “We biked every […]


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PHOTO OF THE DAY: Tracks

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Source: Original photo – by apieceofglass (liamphilley.com) on Flickr. Wet riding about town today. via Flickr. See this and 7,000+ other amazing bike photos in the Biking Toronto Flickr Group.


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ELSEWHERE: New Bike Lane Designs Finally Get Nod From U.S. Engineering Establishment

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Buffered bike lanes have been used in some American cities for decades now, and an increasing number of cities are implementing contraflow bike lanes. But only just now are these street designs getting official recognition from powerful standard-setters inside the U.S. engineering establishment. Bike lane markings through intersections may soon be part of important engineering […]


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New on the Toronto Stolen Bike Listing

People post pleas for their stolen bikes all over the place… facebook, twitter, craigslist… probably other places. BikingToronto is testing out a few different systems and techniques that will try and pull people’s listings from some of these places AND allow people to post stolen bikes directly to BikingToronto.  Hopefully it can provide a good aggregation of stolen […]


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OH YEAH: Cargo Bikes: The New Minivan

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Great article by Chris Bruntlett of Modacity about the exploding cargo bike market Vancouver’s cargo bike market remains quite small, but growing as our bike network improves. “Many retailers have been hesitant to stock them, because of their size and infrequent sales. However, with much higher interest and more options available, conditions are shifting, and […]


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ELSEWHERE: Los Angeles bike trains – beating the traffic in a car-centric city

This is pretty awesome.  I wonder if we can get Cycle Toronto Ward groups to start Bike Trains for commutes downtown? Los Angeles is one of the world’s most car-centric cities, and when self-professed fearless cyclist Nona Varnado moved there from New York, she faced very real anxiety when trying to share the road with […]


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PHOTO OF THE DAY: Commuter

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


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