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VIDEO: Jared Kolb – Executive Director of Cycle TO

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Jared of Cycle Toronto has done this great video with GreenMajority.ca in which he explains the advantages of bikelanes for Toronto, the culture of cycling in Toronto and the importance of having a Minimum Grid of bikelanes.  


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INFRASTRUCTURE: Connecting Parkdale to the Waterfront

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Great article from dandyhorse about how the west end is almost totally cut of from the lakefront (and how to change that): Standing at the foot of Roncesvalles “where King meets Queen”, you can see Lake Ontario only a few meters away. A slight hill creates the illusion that nothing separates you from that enticing […]


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PHOTO OF THE DAY: pursuit

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Source: Original photo – by votreceinture on Flickr. a biker caught in the rain at King & Yonge via Flickr. See this and 7,000+ other amazing bike photos in the Biking Toronto Flickr Group.


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TODAY! Tues, Aug. 26 – Tune-Up Tuesday at Castle Frank

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Via CycleToronto: Event date: 26 August, 2014 – 17:00 – 20:00 Join us Tuesday evenings this spring and summer for Tune Up Tuesdays! Get a free safety check or basic tune up from one of our Community Partners, chat with our volunteers about cycling issues in the city, sign up as a member, or just […]


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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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