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There’s a great article in the Wall Street Journal about the problems New York City is facing by having tons more cyclists on their streets (thanks to large amounts of new bikelanes and cycling infrastructure on their streets). Essentially, there are a lot more confrontations between cars, bikes and pedestrians… as they all have to […]

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On The Blogs: The Exploding Bike Culture on Montreal

At the Corner of Rachel & Brébeuf, Montreal

Duncan has posted a great video of lots of cyclists in Montreal, via Copenhagenize: Like in over 130 cities around the world, a bike share system has kickstarted the return of bicycle to the city. In Montreal’s case it’s the Bixi. In October 3 million trips had been registered so far this year. See the […]

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On The Blogs: Do The Cobble Wobble

Cobble Wobble

Duncan has posted a great video of a kind of Time Trial race up an old hilly cobblestone road in the Town of Frome in Somerset, England.  It’s clearly a lot of fun: Uphill sprint races bring out costumed riders and kids! It’s the Cobble Wobble. Where in Toronto could we stage something like this? […]

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On The Blogs: Cycle Halifax Commercials

Halifax Cycling Coalition Wants You to Know Who is Riding Bikes

On Duncan’s City Ride, you can watch 3 excellent videos made by the Halifax Cycling Coalition: How do you promote cycling as a means of transportation? In Halifax, you lead the way by introducing people to everyday cyclists. The Halifax Cycling Coalition recently released several commercials in which we get to meet people who have […]

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On The Blogs: The Changing NYC Bike Commute

NYC Commute

Duncan looks at the changing New York City bike commute on his City Rides blog: Only a small percentage of the ride is along streets with sharrows and, notice too, that NYC DOT isn’t trying to squeeze one size fits all cycling infrastructure onto a wide variety of streets… Real cycling infrastructure influences real change. […]

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The Bixi Anthem

Thanks to an email we just received from Patrick Guay of the Montreal band Da Gryptions, I present to you the video for their “Bixi Anthem”, which is getting popular on YouTube recently thanks to postings about the band and the song by Spacing Montreal, Momentum Magazine, the Montreal Gazette, and the National Post. Patrick […]

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Elsewhere: Give Someone The Gift of Bixi this Christmas

Wow… Bixi continues to impress with the new Bixi Boutique. Can’t figure out what to get someone in Montreal for Christmas? How about a monthly or yearly pass to the hottest piece of cycling infrastructure this side of the Atlantic? via the Biking Toronto Forum Posted via web from bikingtoronto’s posterous

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Bicycling Travel Allowance in Union Contract

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 […]

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NYC: Bike Lanes in the Big Apple

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 […]

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The City where the Bicycle rules the road

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

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Portland’s Bike Co-ordinator coming to Toronto – Wed, Oct. 21

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 […]

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Bikelanes in the Middle of the Street in NYC!

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 […]

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Learning from Toronto: Bicyclists Get Derailed by Streetcar Tracks

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 […]

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Learning about BIXI: Montreal’s Bicycle Sharing System

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 […]

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North Carolina Firefighter Shoots Bicyclist

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 […]

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