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GRAPHIC: Safety Nannies vs. Fear

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Saw this on Copenhagenize's twitter feed.  Agree completely. … [Read more...]

INFRASTRUCTURE: Protected intersections for Richmond Adelaide cycle track pilot project

Cycle Toronto is recommending protected intersections for Richmond and Adelaide.  Awesome. We propose the City adopt protected intersections as a more efficient and safer way to manage the … [Read more...]

OH YEAH: Calgary teacher is defies legal threats to create Bike to School Day

This is so good.  Principles and school administers say "what if someone gets hurt?"... this guy went right to the school board's liability expert, who had no problem with kids biking to … [Read more...]

REMINDER: Tonight is the Cycle Toronto Annual General Meeting

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Tonight is Cycle Toronto's AGM.  If you're a member, come on out for an informative and fun night.  If you're not a member, come out and join.  Cycle Toronto does awesome work, advocating for better, … [Read more...]

MUST READ: Every Study Ever about the impact of Bike Lanes on Business

Oh yes. Read.  Share. Print-out and leave copies around your workplace, in local coffee shops.  Post on bulletin boards.  Email copies to every politician you know or have heard of. Here's the thing … [Read more...]

JOIN: Cycle Toronto’s March Magic Membership Drive

Join Cycle Toronto or renew your membership from March 2 to March 31, and your name will be entered into a draw for a beautiful Trek 7.2 Fx from Cycle Solutions! Joining Cycle Toronto means … [Read more...]

INFRASTRUCTURE: Toronto cycling group pushing for Riverdale bike lanes

A local cycling advocacy group wants the Riverdale area to create safe bike lanes that would connect the neighbourhood to the waterfront.Ward 30 Bikes has called upon the expertise of 4th year … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

OH YEAH! Nominate businesses for the Bike Friendly Business Awards

Join us for the Toronto Bike Awards on November 13, 2014 at 918 Bathurst Culture & Arts Centre. New this year: Top 5 Bike Friendly Businesses! Winning submissions received by Oct. 30 will … [Read more...]

OH YEAH! Why cycling advocacy matters, and how you can help

Most cities in North America are making some effort to fit bikes in, but given the huge interest in transportation cycling, and the mobility needs of increasingly large populations, they’re not doing … [Read more...]

OH YEAH: Why cycling is great for everyone – not just cyclists

At some point during most discussions about promoting cycling the question crops up: “Yeah, but some people don’t want to cycle or can’t cycle – how are bike lanes any use for them?” The answers … [Read more...]

80% of responding Toronto Mayoral and Council candidates support building the Minimum Grid

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Today, Cycle Toronto is pleased to announce that 80% of 142 responding candidates from 42 of Toronto’s 44 wards support building the Minimum Grid in the next term of council. 63% of council incumbents … [Read more...]

OH YEAH! FREE I Bike T.O. Shirts and Prizes for supporting cycling in Toronto!

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It's time for Cycle Toronto's Refer-A-Rider campaign, and I'm taking part!   If you join up (or renew - just use the same email and you'll get a year added onto your current membership), … [Read more...]

OH YEAH: A No-Brainer – Wayfinding for Cyclists

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Original Post: 10 NO BRAINERS: Lead the Way for Cyclists - Spacing Toronto. Here, Jared Kolb, Executive Director of Cycle Toronto, shares his No Brainer on how to introduce clear, consistent … [Read more...]

EVENT: Early Bird Registration Now Open for the 2014 Complete Streets Forum!

Early Bird Registration Now Open for the 2014 Complete Streets Forum! The Toronto Centre for Active Transportation (TCAT), a project of Clean Air Partnership, is pleased to announce that … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

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), … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

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, … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

GET INVOLVED: Help Cycle Toronto with a Social Media Member Drive

via CycleToronto We need your help! This month, we're running March Membership Magic. Everyone who joins Cycle Toronto or renews their membership this month gets entered into a draw for a bike … [Read more...]

D.C. Program to help female cyclists, others learn how to handle street harassment

This is fantastic and needed EVERYWHERE.  Can we bring something like this to Toronto?  I'll help. Recently, the Washington Area Bicyclist Association partnered with Collective Action for Safe Spaces … [Read more...]

Cycle Toronto responds to the Rosie DiManno “Cyclists Should Be Shot” Article

Good on Cycle Toronto.  Read their response to Rosie DiManno's "Cyclsts Should Be Shot" article (and probably the Star's Public Editor Response calling it "a joke") Cycle Toronto believes that road … [Read more...]

10 Myths About Women and Cycling

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via Momentum Magazine via The League of American Bicyclists … [Read more...]

Urban Bicycling Is For Lazy People

  This is fantastic. Do yourself a favour and read how urban cyclists are lazy over at the Urban Country. Here in Canada, as in the United States, people tend to generally view bicycles … [Read more...]

Ontario Gov’t likes, but stalls on 1 metre rule

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Toronto cycling activists were disappointed Tuesday when the city’s executive committee decided to wait for the province before weighing in on a new rule that would require motorists to leave a metre … [Read more...]

Cyclists advocate new Greenbelt bike route

Ajax Mayor Steve Parish has explored the world in destinations as far-flung as New Zealand — on his bike. He’s convinced the Toronto region could be one of the world’s great destinations in the … [Read more...]

Ontario Bike Summit: Changing the Conversation

Eleanor McMahon thinks it’s time to change the conversation around cycling in Ontario. McMahon is the founder of the Share the Road Cycling Coalition, who will be hosting the fifth annual Ontario … [Read more...]

Women Lead the Way For Cycling

According to “The American Bicyclist Study: On the Road to 2020,” released in 2012 and conducted by the Gluskin Townley Group, the women of Generation Y represent an important change to who is buying … [Read more...]

‘i share the road’ Campaign, One Year Later

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Great post about the 1 year anniversary of these stickers from The Urban Country: Just over a year ago, we officially launched our ‘i share the road’ sticker campaign. The idea first hatched when a … [Read more...]

Make Your Voice Heard about Cycling with Streetcar Tracks

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Via CycleToronto: The issue of what to do regarding removing or paving over the decommissioned streetcar tracks on Wychwood Ave (following a recent cycling death there) will be discussed at the … [Read more...]

Riding 1,700 km for Kindness

Toronto Father and Son Undertake a 1,700 KM Tandem Bicycle Journey to Encourage Kindness

In a couple of weeks, a friend of BikingToronto is embarking on a 1,700 km bicycle trip with his son. Instead of raising monetary funds for a cause, Todd and his son are riding to raise kindness.   … [Read more...]

Should the Toronto Cyclists Union change their name to Cycle Toronto?

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  Just over a week ago, the Toronto Cyclists Union let their members know that they were thinking of changing their name to "Cycle Toronto", which is to be held to a  vote on May 2nd at … [Read more...]

The News Cycle for Friday, Nov. 25, 2011

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Bike Union / MEC Member Appreciation Night [Toronto Cyclists Union] Join us for our Member Appreciation Night at Mountain Equipment Co-op on Thursday December 1st from 7:00 – 9:00.  Like last year, … [Read more...]

On Sundays, Bike Pirates is Women and Trans Only

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Great article from The Grid TO about Sundays being women and trans-only at Bike Pirates, a small remedy to the male-dominated cycling scene: For the last three years, Sunday access to this … [Read more...]

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