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INFRASTRUCTURE: Toronto vows to improve winter bike-lane maintenance

photo from TreeHugger

The city of Toronto is ramping up snow clearing in downtown bicycle lanes, trying to make it easier to ride through the winter.From a militant handful of winter riders a generation ago, cycling all year round has become increasingly mainstream. A steady flow of cyclists is seen on some routes in all but the very […]



PHOTO OF THE DAY: Happy New Year..

Source: Original photo – by Ollie_57/On/Off on Flickr. Wishing all my contacts a wonderful new year.. View On Black Thanks for all the well wishes.. via Flickr. See this and 7,000+ other amazing bike photos in the Biking Toronto Flickr Group.



PHOTO OF THE DAY: Toronto – Bike Share

Source: Original photo – by No Name D on Flickr. via Flickr. See this and 7,000+ other amazing bike photos in the Biking Toronto Flickr Group.



PHOTO OF THE DAY: Make Every Trip Count

Source: Original photo – by Georgie_grrl on Flickr. And always travel safe my friends! via Flickr. See this and 7,000+ other amazing bike photos in the Biking Toronto Flickr Group.



INFRASTRUCTURE: Self-Righteous Drivers still trying to drive in separated bikelanes.

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If a car might fit somewhere, a driver will try and fit it there.  The above was spotted in the brand new separated Wellesley bikelanes at Yonge.   Via: Seen today at Yonge and Wellesley



Still we ride? Checking out Toronto’s dwindling Critical Mass

Is Critical Mass in Toronto dying?  A victim of it’s own refusal to be part of the system?  It’s hard to make something successful if you don’t promote it. The local ‘zine community helped to spread the word—and still does. But only a loosely organized Facebook group currently exists to ‘promote’ the ride. But to […]



PHOTO OF THE DAY: Merry Bicycle

Source: Original photo – by JeffStewartPhotos on Flickr. View "Merry Bicycle" on black or on white. Copyright © 2011, Jeff Stewart. All rights reserved. via Flickr. See this and 7,000+ other amazing bike photos in the Biking Toronto Flickr Group.



PHOTO OF THE DAY: Tough Elf

Source: Original photo – by _.Chris._ on Flickr. The elves are serious about their fitness in Toronto via Flickr. See this and 7,000+ other amazing bike photos in the Biking Toronto Flickr Group.



PHOTO OF THE DAY: Bikes in Snow on College Street

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



ELSEWHERE: America’s 10 best new bike lanes of 2014

Cities to emulate, Toronto. This was the year that saw protected lanes pop up in Tempe, Arizona; in Athens, Georgia; in Pentagon City, Virginia. Last year, half of the new mileage of protected bike lanes nationwide was in the Green Lane Project’s six focus cities. This year, protected bike lanes grew twice as fast, and […]