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NEWS: Charge withdrawn against man involved in collision with Toronto city councillor

This is a travesty.  Be prepared to be outraged. A Toronto city councillor broke down crying outside traffic court Wednesday after learning the charge against a man involved in a collision that saw her knocked off her bicycle would be withdrawn. “This is a nightmare,” Mary-Margaret McMahon told the Star outside the courtroom. “To say […]



OH YEAH: Redesigning Cities Without Cars

Here’s one way to solve global warming: Spend $90 trillion £59 trillion over the next few years to redesign all the cities — as in all the cities on earth — so people live in more densely packed neighborhoods and don’t need cars. That is one of the more ambitious and possibly outlandish ideas knocking […]



BUY: The Urban Cycling Survival Guide

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Toronto cycling advocate and consultant Yvonne Bambrick has a new book out.  It looks really good.  I’ll review it once I get a copy, but I know she’s put a lot of work into it (and knowing Yvonne, she’s done a great job), so please consider purchasing a copy for yourself. North America’s cities have […]



READ: The Female Advocate Dilemma

Great piece on involving women in advocacy.  If few women are coming to your event, you’re doing it wrong. Here’s a pretty common scenario – we are invited to an urbanist meet up or a group ride and I look around to find I’m one of just a handful of women in a sea of […]



EVENT REMINDER: Sat, Jan 31 – Coldest Day of the Year Ride 2015

Celebrate and support winter cycling by joining us for the Coldest Day of the Year Ride, a short, comfortable, car-free group ride departing from Trinity Bellwoods Park. Meet us at 11:45 am at the southern gates of Trinity Bellwoods Park (see map). We’ll depart at noon and head east along the Adelaide and Simcoe protected […]



PHOTO OF THE DAY: Oh Harbord…

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



ELSEWHERE: Sneckdowns show what part of the road cars actually use

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From NYC (be sure and watch the video at the link): With more than two feet of snow expected to accumulate on NYC streets in the next couple of days, this city is about to get blanketed by nature’s traffic calming. Sneckdown fever won’t be far behind. To get things started, we’re reposting the classic […]



OH YEAH: Yvonne Bambrick on her new book, The Urban Cycling Survival Guide

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Yvonne Bambrick holding a copy of her new book, The Urban Cycling Survival Guide: Need-to-Know Skills and Strategies for Biking in the City, in Pamenar cafe in Kensington Market. Q&A with new author and cycling advocate Yvonne Bambrick Interview and … Continue reading → Read More: Yvonne Bambrick on her new book, The Urban Cycling […]



STUFF: Bikes On Wheels opens new store on Dundas West

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  Bikes On Wheels opens new store on Dundas West  By Claire McFarlane The Toronto-based bike shop, Bikes On Wheels, recently opened a new store at 1612 Dundas St. West after having outgrown their Queen St. location.  Read More: Bikes On Wheels opens new store on Dundas West



PHOTO OF THE DAY: Toronto yellow men

Source: Original photo – by attilio1958 on Flickr. via Flickr. See this and 7,000+ other amazing bike photos in the Biking Toronto Flickr Group.