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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 … [Read more...]

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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 … [Read more...]

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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 … [Read more...]

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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 … [Read more...]

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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, … [Read more...]

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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 … [Read more...]

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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 … [Read more...]

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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 … [Read more...]

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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...]

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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...]

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