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EVENT: Mon, Feb. 9 – Connecting Riverdale to the Lake

Join us for a presentation and a discussion on improving cycling routes from Riverdale to Lake Ontario Monday, February 9at 7:00pm South Riverdale Community Health Centre – SRCHC 955 Queen Street East, Toronto, Ontario M4M 3P3 More:  Connecting Riverdale to the Lake.



PHOTO OF THE DAY: Mojo Bicycle Shop

Source: Original photo – by view[ ¤ ]finder on Flickr. Post-snowstorm at Mojo Bicycle Shop’s old location on Queen Street and Roncesvalles Avenue, Toronto. Please don’t use my images for any purpose, including on websites or blogs, without my explicit permission. © Tom Freda ~ All rights reserved Website I Flickriver I 500px l Twitter […]



INFRASTRUCTURE: How to (and not to) plough bikelanes

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First off, above, a photo of Wellesley, close to Yonge (from the City of Toronto facebook group).  You may notice that the bikelane has been plough, and then blocked by snow from a driveway. And below, a great photo from Cycle Toronto on a great ploughed bikelane (Richmond), which a nice big snowbank between the […]



OH YEAH: A Bike Escalator That Can Get You Up That Steep Hill

Old news, but Torontoist finally woke up to it. A 130-metre hill in Trondheim, Norway, is home to what may be the future of urban cycling infrastructure: a bike escalator. First installed in 1993 under the name Trampe, the rig has helped more than 200,000 people from fussing over a particularly steep hump. In 2013, […]



DATA: Where Torontonians Bike and Run

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Bikes + data + maps!  Oh yeah baby. If you made a New Year’s resolution to get outside and be active, you might wonder which are the most popular spots in Toronto for running or biking. Mapbox’s Garrett Miller and Eric Fischer have your answer. The developers collaborated on a snazzy-looking map that shows where […]



EVENT: Cyclists bundle up for the Coldest Day of the Year Ride

Around the time that ice starts to appear on the sidewalks, I typically retire my bicycle for the season.  I’m not alone; apparently, only 10 percent of Toronto cyclists currently ride all year round.  This year’s Coldest Day of The Year bike ride, however, has made me seriously rethink my cold weather transportation strategy. More: Cyclists […]



PHOTOS: The Coldest Day of the Year Ride

Coldest Day of the Year Ride 2015

Some of the city’s most enthusiastic cyclists braved Cycle Toronto’s Coldest Day of the Year Ride today January 31. Riders met up at Trinity Bellwoods Park and rode together, finishing up at Metro Hall. More: Photo gallery: The Coldest Day of the Year Ride – NOW Magazine.



NEWS: Toronto cyclists rally behind pitch for lower speed limits

For those who commute on two wheels, safer streets are slower streets. Cyclists in Toronto are rallying behind a provincial proposal to reduce residential speed limits, saying the change would mean fewer fatalities. “The number one way to reduce fatalities and serious injures is to lower the speed limit,” said Cycle Toronto director Jared Kolb. More: Toronto […]



NEWS: Toronto cyclists gear up for ‘coldest’ ride

Cyclist Jared Kolb insists “there’s no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothing.” The director of Cycle Toronto bikes throughout the year and will be on hand Saturday to lead the city’s annual Coldest Day of the Year Ride. “It’s really a celebration of winter cycling, and an opportunity for people who don’t normally ride in […]



ELSEWHERE: London is building Europe’s longest bike superhighway

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Something seriously newsworthy is happening in London — and no, it has nothing to do with Lady Cora’s affair with that creepy art critic, sorry. Yesterday, London mayor Boris Johnson approved what is said to be Europe’s longest “segregated” bike lane. Segregated bike lanes — what we here in the states would call “protected” lanes — are […]