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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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UPDATE: Bloor Viaduct bikelanes closed (temporary ones coming?)

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Last night I posted about an unacceptable situation unfolding on the Bloor Viaduct.  Construction barricades have been set up to perform work on the bridge (nature of the work detailed a bit below), with signs that cyclists should “share the road” with motor traffic. Anyone who has biked the Viaduct knows that “sharing the road” […]


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UNACCEPTABLE: Bloor Viaduct bikelanes closed (and no temporary ones provided)

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UPDATE: It sounds like temporary bikelanes are coming.  Maybe. Hopefully.   I just rode home over the viaduct and sections of the eastbound bikelane are closed.  Giant jersey concrete barriers are in the way with signs saying the bikelane is closed and cyclists should merge with traffic.   I can’t, as someone who rides the […]


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NEWS: Cycle Toronto’s Ward 15 Group Launches

Great to see another Ward group launching.  Follow Ward 15 on Facebook, or on Twitter at @ward15bikes Our Ward 15 Bikes group is born! Their mission? To improve the streets of the Eglinton Lawrence area, welcoming more people to the streets by bicycle! Thanks to everyone that attended. via Cycle Toronto – Facebook Photos.


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HOW TO: How to run a Ward Group – A glimpse at Ward 18

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Just a quick shout-out to Ward 18 in the city’s west end.  They’ve released the minutes from their latest meeting and there are some things in there other groups (or wannabe groups) can learn. FUN! Ward 18 has really stood out for me during the past year as I try to keep abreast of bike stuff […]


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OH YEAH: Why Riding Your Bike Makes You A Better Person

Overall a good read. Too much emphasis on cycling for recreation though. All of these things apply to even cyclists like me who mainly just commute to work and go on an occasional longer ride for the fun of it. From the 2,500-mile Pacific Crest Bicycle Trail to the colorful RAGBRAI across Iowa — complete […]


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WANTED: Models for Cycle Toronto Campaign

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Via CycleToronto: We’re looking for cyclists to star in a streetcar ad campaign about cycling in the city! We’ll be running streetcar ads in September to “normalize” bike commuting for people who might be hesitant to try riding to work or school. The ads will have photos of Toronto cyclists riding their bikes on city […]


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ADVOCACY: Ghost bikes move us all

Many of the cycling activists who installed a ghost bike memorial at Spadina south of Dundas last fall didn’t know Carla Warrilow. She was struck and dragged under a truck while cycling on October 16, 2013. It took firefighters 15 minutes to free her, and she died a week later from her injuries. Ghost bikes […]


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INFRASTRUCTURE: Planning bikelanes with little thought about safe biking routes?

The fine folks in the Cycle Toronto Ward18 Group have written an open letter to Dan Egan, Manager of Cycling Infrastructure at the City.  New contra-flow bikelanes are planned in the west end, but have seemingly been planned with little thought about the safety of the overall route… specifically crossing Dufferin: Mr. Daniel Egan, Manager […]


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GET INVOLVED: Volunteer with Cycle Toronto

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Cycle Toronto’s next volunteer orientation will take place on Sat Mar 22, 1-4pm! Register by tomorrow (Tues, Mar. 18) to get in. We’re not going to making biking in Toronto better by complaining on the internet… get involved! Please send a half-page application with the subject line “Volunteer application” to siva.v@cycleto.ca by Tues, Mar 18 for our Sat, […]


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