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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 upcoming Public Works and Infrastructure Committee (PWIC) meeting this Wednesday September 12th.  A motion requests that City staff explore improvements to both decommissioned streetcar tracks […]


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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.   They are encouraging people to do kind things for one another with the goal of collecting 500 […]


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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 their next Annual General Meeting. I’ve included excerpts from that announcement below (click here for the full text), […]


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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, bike union members will receive 10% off everything in the store except boats.  New this year, MEC has extended their 10% discount to bikes as well! […]


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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 non-profit, do-it-yourself bike collective has been reserved for women and transgendered people. “Mechanics’ shops have not really been a welcoming environment for women […]


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Complete Streets Forum Early Registration is Open!

Complete Streets Forum

For those of you interested in things from a policy and government standpoint, early registration is now open for TCAT’s Complete Streets Forum. The goal of the 2011 Complete Streets Forum is to explore best practices, share ideas and success stories, and showcase research and technical solutions on how to better plan and design complete […]


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How Cycling Will Save Your Wallet and the Economy

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Theres is a fantastic article in Grist right now by Elly Blue (the managing editor of the excellent BikePortland.org website) that explains how embracing cycling can be an economic boom to an individual, an urban center, and a society: In the many North American cities where two-wheeled transportation is taking off, a new bicycle economy […]


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Introducing “Rate My Velo” – A Rating Site for Bicyclists

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James Schwartz, Toronto cyclist and founder of the Urban Country has a great new project on the go – Rate My Velo, a rating site for bicyclists. The site is set up so people can look at 2 photographs of regular people in regular clothes riding regular bikes, and vote on which photo they like […]


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SoDa Bikes Meeting at BikeSauce Tonight

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We missed this in our Weekly Events post yesterday! SoDa stands for “South Of DAnforth” and is the name of the Ward 30 cycling advocacy group. Here are the details if you are interested. We have a new mayor (love it or hate it folks, it’s true). We also have a bunch of new councillors! […]


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Road Rule #1: Don’t Be A Jerk

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There’s a great article in the Wall Street Journal about the problems New York City is facing by having tons more cyclists on their streets (thanks to large amounts of new bikelanes and cycling infrastructure on their streets). Essentially, there are a lot more confrontations between cars, bikes and pedestrians… as they all have to […]


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