Come on Toronto. If the Finnish can bike all winter, we can too. Aren’t there entire commercials by beer companies, Tim Hortons and Canadian Tire about how hearty Canadians are? Let’s get out there and enjoy it. via The Winter Cycling Capital of the World – Momentum Mag.
Something similar should be done in Toronto on Yonge St. south of Bloor, and perhaps King and Queen between Bathurst and Jarvis. Keep the middle lanes open for streetcars only (or buses on Yonge), and let’s open these streets up for business. Cars are choking us economically. If the city’s new mayor gets his way, [...]
In case you haven’t seen it yet – a great video from Amsterdam. There’s no valid reason downtown Toronto can’t be like this. Let’s work on it? via: Urban Planet: Bicycle Anecdotes from Amsterdam | Spacing National.
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 [...]
More awesomeness out of NYC today: Today, Mayor Michael Bloomberg reinforced his reputation as a transportation reformer, and reaffirmed the worst fears of his bike-skeptic critics, by proclaiming cyclists more important than drivers. “Cyclists and pedestrians and bus riders are as important, if not, I would argue, more important than automobile riders,” said Bloomberg, [...]
Duncan has posted a great video of lots of cyclists in Montreal, via Copenhagenize: Like in over 130 cities around the world, a bike share system has kickstarted the return of bicycle to the city. In Montreal’s case it’s the Bixi. In October 3 million trips had been registered so far this year. See the [...]
Duncan has posted a great video of a kind of Time Trial race up an old hilly cobblestone road in the Town of Frome in Somerset, England. It’s clearly a lot of fun: Uphill sprint races bring out costumed riders and kids! It’s the Cobble Wobble. Where in Toronto could we stage something like this? [...]
On Duncan’s City Ride, you can watch 3 excellent videos made by the Halifax Cycling Coalition: How do you promote cycling as a means of transportation? In Halifax, you lead the way by introducing people to everyday cyclists. The Halifax Cycling Coalition recently released several commercials in which we get to meet people who have [...]
Duncan looks at the changing New York City bike commute on his City Rides blog: Only a small percentage of the ride is along streets with sharrows and, notice too, that NYC DOT isn’t trying to squeeze one size fits all cycling infrastructure onto a wide variety of streets… Real cycling infrastructure influences real change. [...]
Thanks to an email we just received from Patrick Guay of the Montreal band Da Gryptions, I present to you the video for their “Bixi Anthem”, which is getting popular on YouTube recently thanks to postings about the band and the song by Spacing Montreal, Momentum Magazine, the Montreal Gazette, and the National Post. Patrick [...]
Wow… Bixi continues to impress with the new Bixi Boutique. Can’t figure out what to get someone in Montreal for Christmas? How about a monthly or yearly pass to the hottest piece of cycling infrastructure this side of the Atlantic? via the Biking Toronto Forum Posted via web from bikingtoronto’s posterous
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 [...]
Want to know what’s possible with bikelanes in a big city like Toronto? Look no further than New York (a much bigger city) for some inspiration. It doesn’t take miracles to get cycling infrastructure like this… just political guts. Bike lanes: In some cities people are literally dying to have them and some people go [...]
Nice article about Copenhagen “bike life” in today’s Globe and Mail: “It took time and political courage. But today, Copenhagen is an example to cities seeking to develop a bicycle culture of their own” http://v1.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20091014.BCMASON14ART2259/TPStory/TPComment/ Discuss this in the Forum Posted via web from bikingtoronto’s posterous
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