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Bicycling Travel Allowance in Union Contract

A CUPE local in Ottawa has negotiated a bicycling travel allowance: Members of CUPE 3942 who work as mental health and social services workers at the Ottawa Salus Corporation have bargained what is a first for a CUPE Local: a bicycling travel allowance. A section of the Local’s Collective Agreement that deals with expenses now […]

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Bikelane Parking Action Alert

The Toronto Cyclists Union has a campaign going now to not only increase the amount of the fine someone gets for parking in a bikelane, but also to get parking enforcement officers to pay attention to bikelane parkers more: Lend your voice in support of added enforcement for parking/stopping in bike lane infractions, and to […]

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Thank You – Cyclists Paving the Way

Cyclists make nice to drivers About 5,000 cards with the words “Thank You” have been printed for cyclists to give to deserving drivers, perhaps by tapping on the car window at a stop light, Bambrick said. A motorist who looks over his or her shoulder before swinging open their door into the street – sparing […]

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BikeCamp TO – Sat, Oct 17, 2009

Oct 17th, 2009 – 10:00am to 5:00pm, Registration from 10:00am Presented by, Toronto Cyclists Union @ Centre for Social Innovation 215 Spadina Ave. Suite 400 & 120 Register Here – http://bikecampto.eventbrite.com/ BikeCamp eh, what the heck is that? It’s essentially a series of simultaneous participant led/generated workshops – all related to various aspects of cycling, […]

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Torontoist – Fix Your Bike, Matey

Torontoist visits Bike Pirates: Fix Your Bike, Matey “We started in a backyard, in a communal living house,” said Geoffrey Bercarich, another longtime volunteer. From that backyard, Bike Pirates moved to a curb, then to a storefront at Bathurst and College streets, where a benefactor, known to members as “the anarchist professor,” let the org […]

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Ontario Bike Summit: Sept. 21-22

Originally posted in the Forum: Nice article in the Guelph Mercury about the upcoming Ontario Bike Summit: The founder of the Share the Road Cycling Coalition is a tireless advocate in promoting the rights of cyclists on the streets and roads of Ontario. Her efforts were kicked into high gear following the tragic death of […]

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June 30: TCAT News Bulletin

BikingToronto is a TCAT supporter. Here’s the latest from TCAT: 1. Bloggers Keep Bike Summit 2009 Discussion Alive TCAT’s Bike Summit wound up over a month ago but we are pleased to note that while the event itself is over, bloggers are keeping the ideas alive. Read Torontoist’s Cycling to the Summit, Spacing’s multi-part “Reaching […]

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Bike Union Releases First Annual Report

The Toronto Cyclists Union has released their first Annual Report! The PDF is available here. Highlights from the past year: – Hired an Executive Director to work full time for cycling issues – Partnered with the City to offer a standing-room only, exceptionally well received 1st annual Toronto Bike Awards – Partnered with the Transportation […]

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June 23: TCAT News Bulletin

BikingToronto is a TCAT supporter. Here’s the latest from TCAT: 1. CBC Radio One Morning Shows Across the Country Feature Bike Helmet Legislation Alternatives: Jun 22 On June 22nd between 6 and 9 a.m. TCAT’s Program Director, Nancy Smith Lea teamed up with Chris A. Cavacuiti, MD, to be interviewed by CBC Radio One local […]

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Support Bikelanes on the Danforth!

The Danforth BIA seems to be starting a campaign against bikelanes on the Danforth… setting up a petition for their members to say they do not support bikelanes because they don’t want to lose parking. This seems rather short-sighted, so I wonder if they’ve thought of who shops in their stores and how they get […]

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Reminder: Ward 29 Bikes Public Meeting Tonight

Ward 29 Bikes invites you (Yes, you! Even if you don’t ride a bike!) to a public meeting on Wednesday, June 17, 2009. City staff and local cyclists will be on hand to discuss the current and future state of cycling in and around Ward 29/East York. If you want to know what’s happening in […]

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TCAT News Bulletin: June 16

BikingToronto is a TCAT supporter. Here’s the latest from TCAT: The Toronto Coalition for Active Transport just released their latest e-bulletin: 1. Jun 20: Big on Bloor Festival The Bloor Improvement Group’s second annual Big on Bloor Festival will take place this Saturday, June 20th between 1 and 9 p.m. A 2.5 km section of […]

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Video: Bells On Bloor #1

Bells on Bloor from young elephant on Vimeo. Bells on Bloor 2009 from BellsOnBloor on Vimeo.

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TCAT News Bulletin: June 9

BikingToronto is a TCAT supporter. Here’s the latest from TCAT: The Toronto Coalition for Active Transport just released their latest e-bulletin: 1. Bike Summit 2009 – Presentations, photos and other media now on-line & APBP Offer For those unable to attend Bike Summit 2009, or for those who want to review some of the excellent […]

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TCAT News Bulletin: June 2

BikingToronto is a TCAT supporter. Here’s the latest from TCAT: The Toronto Coalition for Active Transport just released their latest e-bulletin. It’s now on their website, so here’s what it covers – you can decide for yourself if you want to read more: – Bike Summit 2009 – What a Great Day! – TCAT and […]

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