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Condo developers contribute $1 million to Bixi Toronto

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 […]

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Bike Pirates makes cycling more accessible: TreeHugger

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Now this is something I might have expected to see in Copenhagen where cargo bikes are omnipresent, but in Toronto? Two cargo bikes, carrying bicycles, yet? So at the next red light (because cyclists stop at red lights, you know) I caught up and asked what it was all about. Read more: TreeHugger

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“Doored” Toronto cop wants police to track incidents

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When Jeff Taylor was hit by a car door while riding his bike in June, his fall was cushioned by a bulletproof vest. … Unlike the force he has served on for more than 20 years, Taylor thinks police should track the crashes. On Aug. 8, he sent a strongly worded email to the Toronto […]

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Event: Dandyhorse #10 Launch Party and Bike Raffle

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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 […]

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Activists install separated bike lane in 10 minutes for $350, Seattle follows through

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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 […]

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HOW-TO: How to Shop by Bike

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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 […]

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VIDEO: Comparing Bike Infrastructure in Toronto and Montreal

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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 […]

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Does Harbord Need a Bi-Directional Separated Bikelane?

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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 […]

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Ten motorist bonehead moves

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 […]

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Ride Together with CycloFemme

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.

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Bells on Bloor this Saturday!

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 […]

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It’s time for Toronto to think bigger about bikes

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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, […]

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Pastel de Nata Ride!

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Do you like Portuguese Custard Tarts (or egg tarts if you prefer)? If so, you need to join me on this upcoming Pastel de Nata Ride! Along with the other volunteers from the Ward 18 Cycle Toronto Advocacy Group, I’m helping to organize this event (one of three that our group will be hosting) for […]

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How Kristyn Wong-Tam plans to save BIXI Toronto

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Developers to cut the number of parking spaces in new residential developments could save Toronto’s ailing bike share program, says councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam. Current city rules allow builders to trade parking capacity for auto share spaces or ring-and-post locks, and Wong-Tam wants BIXI stands added to that list. In a member’s motion to be heard […]

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Bike Month: Ride the Don Mills and East Don Trails + Raffle

  Time: Sunday, June 23 at 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Location: Toronto – North York Summary: Ride the Don Mills and East Don Trails. Learn about future trail plans for the area. Free Raffle including $50 gift certificate from Spokes and Sports. Pre and post ride snacks. Read the full post: “Ride the Don […]

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