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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...]

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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 … [Read more...]

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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 … [Read more...]

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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...]