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ELSEWHERE: Has Philadelphia Made A Bike Share That Can Get The Entire City Biking?

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Very interesting concepts here: Ever since Washington, D.C., launched the nation’s first publicly funded bike share program in 2008, some 70 cities have followed suit, from Savannah to Seattle. And … [Read more...]

INFRASTRUCTURE: How to build separated bike lanes properly

A great article on Streetsblog about Seattle's new Broadway bikelane.  THIS is how separated bikelanes should be planned and built.  Check out these amazing separation pieces: We’re bike lane … [Read more...]

OH YEAH: Calgary teacher is defies legal threats to create Bike to School Day

This is so good.  Principles and school administers say "what if someone gets hurt?"... this guy went right to the school board's liability expert, who had no problem with kids biking to … [Read more...]

ELSEWHERE: Five Fun Social Bike Rides

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Explore new places, or rediscover your own town, on one of these fun and memorable social bike rides. Enjoy Car-free Los Angeles During CicLAvia. Celebrate BC Farming with the Slow Food Cycle … [Read more...]

ELSEWHERE: 87 Brilliant Designs For A New Pedestrian-Cycling Bridge In London

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All of these are sooo amazing.  Meanwhile, in Toronto, a simple bikelane is a struggle. A new car-free landmark is coming to the British capital. Judging by the potential designs, it will be … [Read more...]

ELSEWHERE: A city where cyclists are mothers

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In this eye-popping city full of colour, movement and noises, we have been astonished by how women navigate the streets on heavily laden bikes surrounded by honking, swerving scooters. Hanoi is home … [Read more...]

ELSEWHERE: Survey: 100 Million Americans Bike Each Year, But Few Make It a Habit

  Many Americans have bikes at their disposal and go for a spin at least once a year, though few bike regularly for transportation, according to a survey [PDF] conducted by Breakaway … [Read more...]

ELSEWHERE: London is building Europe’s longest bike superhighway

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Something seriously newsworthy is happening in London — and no, it has nothing to do with Lady Cora’s affair with that creepy art critic, sorry. Yesterday, London mayor Boris Johnson approved what is … [Read more...]

ELSEWHERE: Sneckdowns show what part of the road cars actually use

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From NYC (be sure and watch the video at the link): With more than two feet of snow expected to accumulate on NYC streets in the next couple of days, this city is about to get blanketed by nature’s … [Read more...]

ELSEWHERE: Want to rent a bike? Have an extra ride gathering dust? Spinlister is the AirBnB of bikes

They've just added Toronto locations!! Very cool. With over a billion bikes on Earth, and about 100 million of them just in the United States, nobody should ever be left wanting to ride without a … [Read more...]

INFRASTRUCTURE: Controversial Vancouver bike lane seems to be effective

Spoiler: bikelanes are always effective (if you want a happier, cleaner, friendlier and less congested city). There were protests in the streets, and allegations of class warfare and political … [Read more...]

ELSEWHERE: America’s 10 best new bike lanes of 2014

Cities to emulate, Toronto. This was the year that saw protected lanes pop up in Tempe, Arizona; in Athens, Georgia; in Pentagon City, Virginia. Last year, half of the new mileage of protected bike … [Read more...]

ELSEWHERE: Paris announces plans for a car-free city centre

This is what world class cities do.  Are you paying attention Toronto? With Sydney looking to clear pedestrian space for cars, European cities are continuing to move towards more pedestrian-friendly … [Read more...]

ELSEWHERE: Amsterdam installs solar panels on cycle paths

KROMMENIE, Netherlands – A project dubbed “SolaRoad” gets underway in the Netherlands this week, testing roadways as a potential canvas to collect solar energy. Fittingly for the cycle-crazy Dutch, … [Read more...]

ELSEWHERE: NYC’s Citi Bike Is Finally Being Treated Like Public Transit

After months of troubles reported by New York City's bikeshare, it seems that Citi Bike has finally charted a path towards success. It's going to be more expensive, but will offer improved service and … [Read more...]

OH YEAH! Latvian Cyclists Show How Much Space Cars Waste

To celebrate International No Car Day (Sept. 22), some clever Latvian bicyclists from the Let’s Bike It organization dressed their bikes up as automobiles in Riga to show how much space people waste … [Read more...]

ELSEWHERE: “Bike to Work” is the wrong message

Veronica O. Davis thinks “bike to work” is the wrong message.“Bike advocates need to focus on recreational trips. If you start off with, hey, you should bike to work, it becomes overwhelming for a lot … [Read more...]

ELSEWHERE: Pittsburgh’s mayor wants to ‘Copenhagenize’ his city.

  As much as we wish that certain things which obviously make sense would happen all on their own, things don't always work that way, and it's often the case that leadership is the necessary … [Read more...]

OH YEAH: 5 things Toronto could learn from Copenhagen

Over the least 50 years, Copenhagan has transformed itself from an auto-focused city into a paradise for cyclists. Every day, more people bike to work in Denmark's capital and its surrounding urban … [Read more...]

OH YEAH: Bike lanes have actually sped up car traffic in New York City

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Since 2007, New York City has added 31 miles of protected bike lanes — that is, lanes protected by a physical barrier, such as a row of parked cars or a curb. The main point of building protected … [Read more...]

INFRASTRUCTURE: Every faded bike lane is asking to be a protected bike lane

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This makes all kinds of sense: ...the bike lane paint would still be there if cars weren't regularly encroaching on the bike lane. For whatever reason, these streets have been designed in such a … [Read more...]

OH YEAH: Business leaders cheer protected bike lanes into busy downtown Pittsburgh

  In Pittsburgh, business gets it.  Bikes mean money.  Toronto businesses, for the large part, are still stuck in a driver-first mentality. Jeremy Waldrup, CEO of the Pittsburgh Downtown … [Read more...]

ELSEWHERE: Cycling Numbers On the Rise in Vancouver

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Awesome. Build great bike infrastructure (that connects to other great bike infrastructure) and watch your city get transformed for the better! According to the City of Vancouver, cycling routes and … [Read more...]

ELSEWHERE: Why don’t more African-Americans ride bicycles?

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From the states, but equally applicable here? It took a week in Copenhagen for Albus Brooks to start thinking seriously about bicycling. The Denver city councilman, 35, had never owned a bike. By … [Read more...]

ELSEWHERE: New Bike Lane Designs Finally Get Nod From U.S. Engineering Establishment

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Buffered bike lanes have been used in some American cities for decades now, and an increasing number of cities are implementing contraflow bike lanes. But only just now are these street designs … [Read more...]

ELSEWHERE: Los Angeles bike trains – beating the traffic in a car-centric city

This is pretty awesome.  I wonder if we can get Cycle Toronto Ward groups to start Bike Trains for commutes downtown? Los Angeles is one of the world's most car-centric cities, and when … [Read more...]

ELSEWHERE: bike lane protection style from China: the low fence

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Here in the United States, designers of bike-friendly streets probably don't spend enough time talking about the biggest of the world's great bike countries: China. "I'm a big fan of the low fences … [Read more...]

INFRASTRUCTURE: 7 Big Ways Cities Have Transformed Themselves for Bikes

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The number of bikes in our cities is increasing, and with that increase we're also seeing some major changes in the way cities are designed. Engineers are giving bikes their own bridges, tunnels, … [Read more...]

VIDEO: See Cyclist. Think Horse.

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Pretty humourous video from Scotland about giving cyclists space on the roads.  You can bet drivers give horses a lot of space here in Toronto (probably because they always have cops riding … [Read more...]

ELSEWHERE: Brooklyn Whole Foods to deliver by cargo bike

We already know that many US families are embracing the cargo bike for car-free transportation. Perhaps even more exciting is the fact that businesses are getting in on the act too. Instead of … [Read more...]

ELSEWHERE: Allo Velo – It Takes a Village to Build a Bike Shop

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Wonderful article about Allo Velo and Velolifestyle, and I'm not just saying that because they are a new sponsor of Biking Toronto.  I lvoe the part about kids coming by after school to fill up their … [Read more...]

ELSEWHERE: How to inspire millions more Americans to ride bicycles

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You can see big changes happening across America as communities from Fairbanks to St. Petersburg transform their streets into appealing places for people, not just cars and trucks. "Over the past … [Read more...]

ELSEWHERE: Seeing business benefits, retailers propose protected bike lanes in Portland

Ah, Portland. The entire continent has a heart-on for you. Everyone who pays attention knows that bikes (and bikelanes) are good for business (even in Toronto, with studies in the Annex and the … [Read more...]

INFRASTRUCTURE: Solving the bike problem with the new generation of bike storage

Great examples of what can be done, and is being done in other cities. The momentum for ‘mode-shift’ to cycling in our cities continues at a pace, giving cyclists a new problem: where do they safely … [Read more...]

ELSEWHERE: Scared of Biking in Traffic? These Cities Are Making It Safe

It's a shame I have to put this in the "Elsewhere" category.  Until Toronto gets off it's butt and joins the 21st century, that's where it will stay. “Over the past five years we’re seeing an … [Read more...]

ELSEWHERE: Bike Plans in Other Cities: Amsterdam, Calgary and Chicago

In homage to our BRAND NEW bike plan election issue of dandyhorse we decided to write about other cities’ bike plans to explore new ideas that could work for Toronto’s soon-to-be refurbished bike … [Read more...]

ELSEWHERE: The Atlanta BeltLine – Catalyst infrastructure and city systems

From Spacing, a great example of what can be done with abandoned rail lands: Through advocacy, local organizing and support from civic leaders, Gravel’s thesis project transformed into the Atlanta … [Read more...]

ELSEWHERE: P’tit Vélib’ — bike-sharing program for kids launches in Paris

Bike-sharing programs have been all the rage in recent years. The Vélib’ program in Paris was by many accounts the program that got the massive trend rolling. Now, it has started P’tit Vélib’, a … [Read more...]

INFRASTRUCTURE: Bike to work? These property owners want you

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From Vancouver.  Let's get this going in Toronto. In the past six years, Vancouver’s Pacific Centre has added secure storage spaces for nearly 150 bikes. When 725 Granville, the latest addition to … [Read more...]

ELSEWHERE: US bike boom strongest with people over 55 (not hipsters) : TreeHugger

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The age group with the highest rate of bicycling is the 18-24 age group, but the 55+ age group is the one that has been increasing its rate fastest (by far), and it is quickly gaining ground on the … [Read more...]

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