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Most Popular Posts – October 2010

Determined purely by page views, we give you the Top 25 Most Popular pages from Octember 2010.

  1. Rob Ford releases “Transportation Plan”
  2. How Bike-Friendly is your City Councillor?
  3. Toronto Wards
  4. 10 Secrets to Cycling with Traffic: Part 1 of 10
  5. How To Deal with an Anti-Cycling Mayor?
  6. Bikelane Map
  7. George Smitherman Releases His Transportation Plan
  8. 10 Secrets to Cycling with Traffic: Part 4 of 10
  9. 10 Secrets to Cycling with Traffic: Part 9 of 10
  10. Where Candidates Stand On Cycling Issues
  11. 10 Secrets to Cycling with Traffic: Part 7 of 10
  12. 2010 Toronto Cycling Map adds Bike Boxes
  13. 10 Secrets to Cycling with Traffic: Part 6 of 10
  14. Bixi Toronto
  15. Weekly Wrap-Up: How Bike-Friendly is your Toronto City Councillor?
  16. 10 Secrets to Cycling with Traffic: Part 2 of 10
  17. 10 Secrets to Cycling with Traffic: Part 3 of 10
  18. Your Guide to Voting in Toronto Today
  19. 10 Secrets to Cycling with Traffic: Part 5 of 10
  20. Yvonne Bambrick steps down from Bike Union
  21. Does TTC Environmental Assessment for Lakeshore Facility ignore Cyclists?
  22. Weekly Wrap-Up: Dealing with Mayor Rob Ford
  23. Dead Cyclists Always At Fault, Says Councillor Rob Ford
  24. City of Toronto starts advertising Sharrows
  25. On The Blogs: Bike Commuter Backpacks
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Most Popular Posts – September 2010

Determined purely by page views, we give you the Top 25 Most Popular pages from September 2010.

  1. Circling Queens Park with a Grand Prix
  2. Rob Ford releases “Transportation Plan”
  3. Bikelane Map
  4. Sarah Thomson releases “Bike City” Plan
  5. Sarah Thomson to announce “Bike City” Policy
  6. Toronto Wards
  7. Bixi Toronto hits 500 Memberships
  8. Weekly Wrap Up: Safe Cycling, Local Politics and Bixi Hits 500
  9. Bixi Toronto
  10. Weekly Wrap-Up: Bike Art and Rob Ford
  11. Maps
  12. Bixi Toronto reaches 600 Memberships
  13. Where will Bixi be in Toronto?
  14. Cycling Events This Week: Sept 13 – 19
  15. Some Mayoral Candidates ride with the Bike Union
  16. Photos from the Queens Park Grand Prix
  17. 10 Secrets to Cycling with Traffic: Part 9 of 10
  18. 10 Secrets to Cycling with Traffic: Part 3 of 10
  19. Rocco Rossi Flip-Flops on Bikelanes
  20. George Smitherman Releases His Transportation Plan
  21. George Smitherman signs up for Bixi Toronto
  22. Cycling Events This Week: Sept 6 – 12
  23. Where to see Bixi Toronto this weekend
  24. Weekly Wrap-Up: Riding in the Rain and the Queens Park Grand Prix
  25. Weekly Wrap-Up: Thomson’s BikeCity and the Queens Park Grand Prix
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Popular May 2009 Posts

Here are the 10 blog posts that saw the most action in May.

1. Two New Electric Bike Stores in Town


Whether or not you’ve seen them, or like them, or think they have a right to use bikelanes, you’re about to see a lot more of them. Electric Bike manufacturer and retailer Daymak has just opened up two new stores in Toronto (at Richmond & Jarvis and Bloor & Dundas).

2. Reminder: Toronto Critical Mass is Tonight

Join hundreds of cyclists for a group ride around downtown Toronto.
Bloor & Spadina – meet at 6 pm, ride at 6:30
(click for more info)

3. Metrolinx Ignoring City, Wants a Strachan Ave Super-Bridge

From Deputy Mayor Joe Pantalone‘s office, via the Bike Union, comes news that Metrolinx is planning a big “Super-Bridge” for Strachan Avenue where it passes over the CN rail corridor.

4. Rachel McAdams: Another Celebrity Who Loves Biking Toronto

What did you do during your sabbatical?
I bought a house in Toronto. I spent time there with my family members and friends. I traveled to Europe. I started doing yoga. Actually, I really got into yoga — Kundalini — and love it. I also started a website with friends [greenissexy.org]…

How do you live green?
I don’t own a car. In Toronto, my bike is my car.

5. Elsewhere: Bike Polo Hits New York City

Passing by the corner of Chrystie and Broome Sts., one could easily miss the hottest new sporting event in town. That’s because the arena is tucked below ground level in a funky, 7,000-square-foot asphalt pit. Here a bunch of daredevils in jeans and scruffy shirts play a lively game of polo on bicycles, as they circle and glide back and forth at a mesmerizing pace.

6. 8 Secrets To Cycling In Traffic (Complete Series)

As promised, here’s all 8 Secrets in one post (I have them linked individually down at the bottom, if that’s what floats your boat…). This is the easiest way to print out all of them into a poster you can hang in your bedroom, cubicle and on your grocery store bulletin board.

7. Headlines: Cyclist Hit on Coxwell

The man was riding in the curb lane on Coxwell a few blocks south of the Danforth around 11 p.m. when he made a left turn into the path of a van that was coming up behind him.

8. Metrolinx Changes Plans for Strachan Avenue

Wow. After just a few weeks, Metrolinx has bowed to public pressure and changed its plans for Strachan Avenue. It had originally planned a “Super-Bridge” on Strachan to span the rail corridor, but is now opting to lower the rail corridor and build a smaller bridge that respects the local community… and they’re going to include bikelanes.

9. Stuff: Extreme Folding Bike

Folding Bikes are cool – take them on transit, stick them in small trunks or backseats… but what if you need them to fit somewhere smaller?

10. Toronto’s First BikeStation Getting Ready to Open

The City of Toronto has been working a while on preparing the city’s first BikeStation at Union Station – a secure bike parking facility aimed at the hundreds of thousands of people who come in to downtown Toronto via train to work each day.

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Popular April 2009 Posts

Here are the 10 blog posts that saw the most action in April.

1. Two New Electric Bike Stores in Town

Whether or not you’ve seen them, or like them, or think they have a right to use bikelanes, you’re about to see a lot more of them. Electric Bike manufacturer and retailer Daymak has just opened up two new stores in Toronto (at Richmond & Jarvis and Bloor & Dundas).

2. Metrolinx Ignoring City, Wants a Strachan Ave Super-Bridge

From Deputy Mayor Joe Pantalone‘s office, via the Bike Union, comes news that Metrolinx is planning a big “Super-Bridge” for Strachan Avenue where it passes over the CN rail corridor.


3.
OCAD Gateway Bike Stand Competition Winners Announced

I cruised down to OCAD at lunch today to catch the announcement of the winners of their Gateway Bike Stand Competition, and thought I’d share the results with you.


5.
Rachel McAdams: Another Celebrity Who Loves Biking Toronto

What did you do during your sabbatical?
I bought a house in Toronto. I spent time there with my family members and friends. I traveled to Europe. I started doing yoga. Actually, I really got into yoga — Kundalini — and love it. I also started a website with friends [greenissexy.org]…

How do you live green?
I don’t own a car. In Toronto, my bike is my car.


6.
Update: Air Canada and Folding Bikes

This case is now a legal one, before the Canadian Transport Agency, with Lloyd making the case that the “Additional Handling Fee” is discriminatory and unreasonable, as it requires (nor was given) any special treatment nor additional handling:

7. Weekly News Wrap-Up: A Smorgasboard of Toronto Bike News

Dust off your helmet – spring has sprung and it’s time to break out the banana seats and get ready to ride. The Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation is pleased to announce the second Tour de Greenbelt cycling extravaganza! An innovative and exciting opportunity for Ontarians and visitors to bicycle their way through Ontario’s Greenbelt, the Tour de Greenbelt is now open for registration.

8. Elsewhere: Bike Polo Hits New York City

Passing by the corner of Chrystie and Broome Sts., one could easily miss the hottest new sporting event in town. That’s because the arena is tucked below ground level in a funky, 7,000-square-foot asphalt pit. Here a bunch of daredevils in jeans and scruffy shirts play a lively game of polo on bicycles, as they circle and glide back and forth at a mesmerizing pace.


9.
Have Your Say: Roncesvalles Streetcar Stops and Cyclists

Yvonne Bambrick of the Toronto Cyclists Union left an excellent comment yesterday in our post linking to the Globe and Mail article about Streetcar Stop “Bump-Outs” with rounded curbs to allow cyclists to ride over them planned for Roncesvalles. I’ve included it below… what do *you* think? Respond in the comments section below or add on to Yvonne’s comment.

10. Waterfront Toronto Unveils Queens Quay Plan

Waterfront Toronto has just released plans for the new people-friendly” Queens Quay that we got a taste of back in 2006 with “Quay to the City” (photos at the end of this post). This of course includes the “connection” of the east and west portions of the Martin-Goodman Trail with a physically seperate two-way cycling path on the southern portion of the street…


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Popular March 2009 Posts

Here are the 10 blog posts that saw the most action in March.

1. Two New Electric Bike Stores in Town

Whether or not you’ve seen them, or like them, or think they have a right to use bikelanes, you’re about to see a lot more of them. Electric Bike manufacturer and retailer Daymak has just opened up two new stores in Toronto (at Richmond & Jarvis and Bloor & Dundas).

2. Weekly News Wrap-Up: No Walmart Good for Cyclists and Cycling Toronto’s Green Spaces

The three-metre-wide path would connect the main streets of Unionville and Markham for pedestrians and cyclists. The crushed stone surface would discourage inline skating and racing bikes, and the trail wouldn’t be maintained in the winter so use would be confined mostly to…

3. Elsewhere: Bike Polo Hits New York City

Passing by the corner of Chrystie and Broome Sts., one could easily miss the hottest new sporting event in town. That’s because the arena is tucked below ground level in a funky, 7,000-square-foot asphalt pit. Here a bunch of daredevils in jeans and scruffy shirts play a lively game of polo on bicycles, as they circle and glide back and forth at a mesmerizing pace.


4.
OMB Stops Walmart – Good News for East End Cyclists

This is great news for Toronto cyclists because not only will a 1,700 parking lot NOT be built, but the proposed SmartCentre plan called for multiple multi-lane driveways to be built across the multi-use path that runs along the north side of Lakeshore Boulevarde.


5.
Rachel McAdams: Another Celebrity Who Loves Biking Toronto

What did you do during your sabbatical?
I bought a house in Toronto. I spent time there with my family members and friends. I traveled to Europe. I started doing yoga. Actually, I really got into yoga — Kundalini — and love it. I also started a website with friends [greenissexy.org]…

How do you live green?
I don’t own a car. In Toronto, my bike is my car.


6.
Weekly News Wrap-Up: No Walmart Good for Cyclists and Cycling Toronto’s Green Spaces

First, obtain a copy of the official Toronto Cycling Map. Second, obtain a bicycle. Finally, arrange for warm weather. There is no better means to discover the often hidden green oases of Toronto, a city as flat as Amsterdam…

7. Headlines: Markham Pedestrian and Cycling Trail Controversial

The three-metre-wide path would connect the main streets of Unionville and Markham for pedestrians and cyclists. The crushed stone surface would discourage inline skating and racing bikes, and the trail wouldn’t be maintained in the winter so use would be confined mostly to the warmer months…

8. Weekly News Wrap-Up: E-Bikes, New Events, and Getting Your Bike ready for Spring

Any suggestion to remove street parking in favour of bike lanes is usually met with hostility from merchants who think it will cost them business. But cycling advocates and environmentalists say that bit of conventional wisdom is an urban myth…


9.
Waterfront Toronto Unveils Queens Quay Plan

Waterfront Toronto has just released plans for the new people-friendly” Queens Quay that we got a taste of back in 2006 with “Quay to the City” (photos at the end of this post). This of course includes the “connection” of the east and west portions of the Martin-Goodman Trail with a physically seperate two-way cycling path on the southern portion of the street…


10.
New sticker program will help prevent bicycle theft

The U of T is expanding the Bike Bait program it started last year (where they stuck GPS tags on high end bikes and then tracked them as they were stolen), now adding stickers that say “this could be a bait bike” to make would-be thieves think twice.


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