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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 Partnership, said the protected lane, which will return Penn Avenue to a one-way street by removing an eastbound traffic lane, will make it comfortable for most […]


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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 separated bike lanes saw record usage numbers during July. A record 195,000 bike trips were taken on the Burrard Bridge bike lane throughout the month, […]


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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 the time he headed home from a study tour in Denmark last month, he knew those days were over. “We biked every […]


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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 getting official recognition from powerful standard-setters inside the U.S. engineering establishment. Bike lane markings through intersections may soon be part of important engineering […]


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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 self-professed fearless cyclist Nona Varnado moved there from New York, she faced very real anxiety when trying to share the road with […]


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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 used in Beijing and other Chinese cities,” reader Charlie writes, pointing us to the photo above. “They are modular and easy to […]


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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, overpasses, even escalators!, making biking feel like it’s an essential, permanent part of the city. Last week, Copenhagen announced an elevated cycleway […]


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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 them). via: Cycling Scotland : See cyclist. Think Horse. [Commercial 2013] – YouTube.


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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 using vans to run their delivery scheme, the Whole Foods store on Third & 3rd in Brooklyn—which already features impressive sustainability credentials […]


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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 tires. To say the community has been supportive of his venture would be an understatement. “This used to be […]


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