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
Roger Geller, Bicycle Coordinator in Portland’s Office of Transportation will be in Toronto on October 21st. TCAT, in partnership with the Toronto Cyclists Union and the US Consulate General in Toronto, is happy to present a free public event to hear first-hand how Portland became the first major city in America to be designated as [...]
Awesome video and post from Streetsblog of bikelanes down the middle of Sands Street in NYC… where they replaced some unused road space with lanes! Chalk up more bikeway innovation to the folks at the NYC Department of Transportation. Nearly complete, the Sands Street approach to the Manhattan Bridge is now safer and more enjoyable [...]
Originally posted in the Forum: Nice article in Streetsblog:SF about how cyclists deal with streetcar tracks… Toronto is mentioned as we have some railway tracks with firm rubber flanges (that contract under the weight of a train, but not under a bicycle) and Yvonne Bambrick of the Bike Union is quoted too: In Toronto, where [...]
Originally posted on the Forum: Very nice post on The Urban Country about Montreal’s new Bixi system, from the point of view of a tourist from Toronto: The $15 million BIXI program – the largest of its kind in North America – consists of 300 bicycle stations scattered around downtown Montreal; supplying 3000 bicycles that [...]
Originally posted in the Forum: This is a crazy story… an Asheville N.C. firefighter shoots a cyclist in the head because he is biking with a child on a busy roadway. Thankfully the cyclists helmet stops the bullet. Officers said the victim was riding with his wife and had his 3-year-old son in a child [...]
Originally posted in the Forum: When New York City opened up new pedestrian zones in the heart of Midtown this summer, naysayers predicted a traffic nightmare. Nearly two months later, we’re still waiting for the much-feared Carmaggedon. In this video, Streetfilms funder Mark Gorton takes us on a tour of Broadway’s car-free squares and boulevard-style [...]
Cyclists fuming over biker lane-share push Cyclists and bikers have clashed over a call for motorcyclists to trial using bicycle lanes. Motorcycling Australia has called for the trial as an attempt to stem the rate of biker crashes and deaths over the past few years. However, Bicycle Queensland manager Ben Wilson said the speed differential [...]
From CTV: One of 5 cyclists in hit and run clinging to life One of the five Ottawa-area cyclists seriously injured in a hit-and-run accident Sunday morning remains in critical condition after being struck by a minivan in the Ottawa suburb of Kanata. Robert Wein, 36, was the most seriously injured and suffered severe brain [...]
Matt Blackett of Spacing visited Copenhagen recently, and being impressed with both the cycling infrastructure and numbers of cyclists there, made an animation of cyclists from photos taken during one traffic light cycle: View the Spacing post for some great comments about it.
Those of you who follow the BikingToronto Links Blog, may have noticed something this morning about Copenhagen’s “Green Wave” – a strategy by that city to co-ordinate traffic lights with the average speed of cyclists. (that link also describes the efforts by the city to restrict cars from the Nørrebrogade, a major street popular with [...]
Cool biking stuff happens in tons of places besides Toronto. Here’s some news, views, and inspirations that I’ve come across in the last week. I post all interesting Elsewhere Links as well as lots of Bike News from Other Cities over on the Links Page. Bikes + Buses in Chicago Last Friday, at the end [...]
Things are happening in Montreal… their upcoming “Public Bike System” (or PBS) has a fancy new website, a name contest, and plans to start with 40 public bikes this fall and expanding to 2,400 in a year: The first city-issue self-serve bikes are to appear at specially designed outdoor stations in fall 2008. By autumn [...]
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