Excellent short piece in Momentum Magazine by Mia Kahout: For North America to accept and integrate bicycle use into our transportation systems it is important to understand what is standing in the way. To this day, we are faced with a biased mainstream media portrayal of cycling. We are faced with politicians pandering to people [...]
Bike couriers talk strike action against a uniquely bad industry Can you picture the city’s bike couriers putting down their kickstands and walking off the job? Well, they probably can’t yet either. That’s why Canadian Union of Postal Workers Local 104 is putting a war chest together – all the better to embolden the bike-mounted [...]
Too many politicians talk a good game, but how many actually follow through? Kristyn Wong-Tam FOR THE WIN. If, one day, the Bixi bicycle-sharing program finally arrives in neighbourhoods outside the downtown core, it may come courtesy of a downtown councillor and downtown developers. Playing infrastructure Santa Claus, the councillor, Kristyn Wong-Tam, has persuaded three [...]
We are pleased to have launched dandyhorse issue #10, The Safety Issue. It’s been well received by our subscribers, within our retail locations and sponsors and more recently the Toronto Public Library! Now it’s time to celebrate! Come get your Safety Issue of dandyhorse and party at CineCycle, behind 129 Spadina Ave. on Saturday, July 27 starting at [...]
Bit of a dated story, but it’s soooo good. Can this happen in Toronto? Seattle cycling advocates spent $350 and 10 minutes installing bollards on a painted bikelane and making it a MUCH safer piece of infrastructure. The City of Seattle removed their work, but then re-installed it 3 months later with additional improvements, thanking [...]
Great article from Momentum Magazine on the basics for shopping by bike. Adding this to the page of How-To Resources. When it comes to shopping by bicycle, you’ll have greater success with the right accessories. My partner and I picked up the habit of shopping by bike shortly after we first started riding together. On [...]
Both Toronto and Montreal have made progress towards creating a connected network of bike lanes, yet each has taken a different approach. In the 1980s, Montreal became one of the earliest cities in Canada to install segregated on-street cycling infrastructure, whereas Toronto started to install the majority of its on-street painted bike lanes in early [...]
Harbord St. might be getting a shake-up as the city drafts plans for a bi-directional cycling track, coming in 2014. At a consultation at Kensington Gardens last week, planners heard out opinionated cyclists and unveiled plans to construct a route leading around the Queens Park Circle and continuing west to Ossington. Some expressed concerns over whether or not [...]
We call out careless car drivers for the things they do that make cyclists’ daily commutes that much more treacherous. Given the prohibitive expense of operating a car in Toronto, you’d think drivers would be crazy-cautious and studiously focussed on the task at hand to avoid anything that might involve either a mechanic or an [...]
This commemorative poster for ARTCRANK reflects all of the locations of rides in 2012, radiating from the wheel, capturing some of the global nature of CycloFemme. CycloFemme is a worldwide event created to honor the past, celebrate the present, and empower the future of women cycling. via Ride Together – CycloFemme – Momentum Mag.
The annual Bells on Bloor ride is happening this Saturday, May 11th. Come out and show your support for Bike lanes on Bloor. The group ride will start at High Park and end at City Hall. This year in honour of Mother’s Day, there is a “best-flowers-plasitc-or-otherwise-on-a-bike” competition. More information is available here: http://cycleandsole.com/ via [...]
A cyclist rides past BIXI bikes in Toronto on Wednesday. BIXI Toronto Inc. borrowed $4.5-million from the city, and has a loan balance of $3.9-million as of Dec. 31, 2012, according to a city report going before the mayor’s executive committee next week. (Kevin Van Paassen/The Globe and Mail) For a city with big ambitions, [...]
I Bike T.O. shirts are also available at Outer Layer, 577 Queen West.