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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 students from Ryerson University’s school of urban and regional planning to study the feasibility of the project. Class professor Don Verbanac turned the […]



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 […]



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 receive a Bicycle Friendly Business Award from the City of Toronto and are eligible to win: Bike Share Toronto corporate membership Cycle Toronto workshop for the […]



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 it nearly fast enough. Which is why your trusty local cycling advocates and political champions are so important. Every inch of bicycle facilities […]



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 are many and overwhelming. However, they can be hard to pin down. Luckily, someone has just done just that in […]



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 responded to our election questionnaire and 92% of those incumbents support building the Minimum Grid in the next term of council. […]



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), not only will you support CycleToronto’s amazing work, but also get superb member benefits! Also – because I like you, I’m […]



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 wayfinding signage, symbols, and signals for cyclists, and how this could change the way we think and feel about cycling in the city.



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 registration is now open for our seventh annual Complete Streets Forum, taking place on October 6th, 2014 at Daniels Spectrum in downtown Toronto. The Complete Streets […]



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.