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Sept 8: New in the BikingToronto Forum

Locksmiths?

Posted: 07 Sep 2009 06:04 PM PDT

Yeah, I’m probably going to end up cutting it if I can’t track down the key. Probably cost just as much for the locksmith as the lock. Thanks. … Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Locksmiths?

Posted: 07 Sep 2009 05:46 PM PDT

Get the bolt cutters and cut the lock, probably cheaper then locksmith. … Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Locksmiths?

Posted: 07 Sep 2009 03:13 PM PDT

OK, so I did something really stupid. I have a bike locked up in the bike room of our apartment with a hardened steel chain lock. Today I lost my keys and apparently either the spare key is packed or … Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Should you bike if you’ve been drinking?

Posted: 07 Sep 2009 09:33 AM PDT

Easy answer, no. This is off the subject, but you wrote: ” You can get in trouble for not having a working bell on your bike,…” We’re still in the barbaric age, south of you, where warning anyone th… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Ex-Ontario Attorny-General Michael Bryant arrested after death of cyclist

Posted: 07 Sep 2009 08:48 AM PDT

Ex-Ontario Attorny-General Michael Bryant arrested after death of cyclist

Posted: 07 Sep 2009 08:09 AM PDT

Those bike-mounted digital video cameras are sounding pretty good these days. Maybe one on the handlebars and another on the rear rack. Or maybe the handlebar one should go on the helmet. The tech is … Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Ex-Ontario Attorny-General Michael Bryant arrested after death of cyclist

Posted: 07 Sep 2009 07:35 AM PDT

Scarr said : “I better get mirrors.” Big convex ones….and a rear bumper (see my analysis 3 comments above as to why). … Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Ex-Ontario Attorny-General Michael Bryant arrested after death of cyclist

Posted: 07 Sep 2009 07:31 AM PDT

“He has so much to contribute. He will be a presence in this city and in Canadian politics for a long time to come.” I better get mirrors. … Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Just What Do They Do With All That Tax Money?

Posted: 07 Sep 2009 07:26 AM PDT

I was doing some digging around on another subject and stumbled upon this article from the CBC, dated Friday, June 6, 2008. Ontario’s smog causes 9,500 deaths per year, medical association says snippe… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

ARC Memorial For Allan Sheppard Monday Sept. 7

Posted: 07 Sep 2009 03:39 AM PDT

Originally I believe this was scheduled for 2PM. According to Bike Lane Diary it looks like it’s been moved to 7PM. Meeting place will be Bloor & Spadina. From what I understand this will be when … Click to read more in the Forum >>>…
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Sept. 4: New in the BikingToronto Forum

Decommissioned police bikes

Posted: 03 Sep 2009 08:01 PM PDT

hahah, hohoh… i love this from one of the items: “Sorry no sirens included …so don’t keep asking me!” I so wanted a siren! … Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

On Passing – What Are the Rules?

Posted: 03 Sep 2009 07:57 PM PDT

Just read the blog post. I loved the reference from the handbook (relative to our other thread as well) and it exactly illustrates your point about educating motorists as well as cyclists. I can’t say… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Councillor Michael Walker wants a Bicycle Licensing Scheme

Posted: 03 Sep 2009 07:37 PM PDT

@duncan Your right, the education needs to go both ways. In aviation licensing, current holders are sent constant updates to the rules etc. Maybe something like that needs to be implemented for “road … Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Bryant / Sheppard Incident has Nothing to do with Bikelanes

Posted: 03 Sep 2009 02:25 PM PDT

I don’t understand why there has to be a separation between these two issues! Remember the former Attorney General had counter-spin doctors working immediately to besmirch the character of the victim… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Collisions between cars and bicycles down, cops say

Posted: 03 Sep 2009 12:33 PM PDT

Wow, 3 crashes a day? That’s still *crazy*. All in all it’s kind of like the weather man saying proudly: “Temperatures have dropped! While it was 45°C last week, it’ll be only 40 this week!” Infrastru… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Statements after the fact

Posted: 03 Sep 2009 12:21 PM PDT

Scarr said: To the drivers who gave me plenty of room, allowed me to pass when they were pulling out on to the street, and who did not give me a hard time when I entered traffic to get around an obsta… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Statements after the fact

Posted: 03 Sep 2009 11:08 AM PDT

Ha! Actually I’ve got a big one I’ve been working on all summer. To the drivers who gave me plenty of room, allowed me to pass when they were pulling out on to the street, and who did not give me a h… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Councillor Michael Walker wants a Bicycle Licensing Scheme

Posted: 03 Sep 2009 09:30 AM PDT

If a license means that drivers will pass me safely and not try to cut me off to get in the right turning lane, I’ll get one. If a license means that I won’t be honked at and will be given the full la… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Councillor Michael Walker wants a Bicycle Licensing Scheme

Posted: 03 Sep 2009 08:38 AM PDT

I have often though licensing bicycles would be a good idea. Not because you want to make it hard for people to ride them but because they share the road with other vehicles and a lot of bicyclists do… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Statements after the fact

Posted: 03 Sep 2009 08:23 AM PDT

A few incidents that I wish I could have spoken up about at the time, but the time was lost. Maybe those people will be reading this forum. To the cyclist I gave hell to for running a stop sign when y… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Councillor Walker wants Helmets to be Mandatory

Posted: 03 Sep 2009 08:21 AM PDT

Do you think this is part of why drivers are *so* adamant about this? They know they’re driving a projectile and it freaks them out to know that they could easily kill someone and want every assurance… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Bryant / Sheppard Incident has Nothing to do with Bikelanes

Posted: 03 Sep 2009 08:14 AM PDT

I tend to agree, Sandlynx. I’ve seen some careless folks, but arrogant? Haven’t seen that yet. Maybe you’re right about taking the lane. More than anything else the attitude that everyone on two wheel… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Collisions between cars and bicycles down, cops say

Posted: 03 Sep 2009 08:11 AM PDT

Even with all this hubbub, the roads are getting more civilized? Less collisions, but more media coverage? Collisions between cars and bicycles down, cops say Collisions between bikes and cars are d… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Memorial For Darcy Allen Sheppard

Posted: 03 Sep 2009 08:06 AM PDT

The National Post published some photos too: … Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Ex-Ontario Attorny-General Michael Bryant arrested after death of cyclist

Posted: 03 Sep 2009 08:04 AM PDT

Cyclist may have grabbed Bryant, wheel: police Toronto police are investigating whether a cyclist killed in an altercation with a car driven by former Ontario attorney general Michael Bryant grabbed… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Bryant / Sheppard Incident has Nothing to do with Bikelanes

Posted: 03 Sep 2009 08:01 AM PDT

NOW Magazine has an article saying the same thing – Bikelanes and Road Rage are two separate issues: In my novice cyclists’ opinion, Toronto needs many more bike lanes, and fast. It’s too dangerous … Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Forum Newsletter – September 2009

Posted: 03 Sep 2009 07:42 AM PDT

Hi everyone, Welcome to the first monthly newsletter of the BikingToronto Forum. The purpose of this newsletter is to let you, a person who cares enough about cycling in Toronto to register on the For… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Memorial For Darcy Allen Sheppard

Posted: 03 Sep 2009 07:14 AM PDT

That’s what I had thought also when I arrived. It played out totally differently. There must’ve been other rides happening as there was a Critical Mass-sized group at the corner of Bay/Bloor that just… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Councillor Michael Walker wants a Bicycle Licensing Scheme

Posted: 03 Sep 2009 07:08 AM PDT

I’m conflicted on this one. It’d be crazy to argue against the teaching of the rules of the road. On the other hand, what is the purpose of licensing users? Enforcement happens regardless of a license… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Memorial For Darcy Allen Sheppard

Posted: 03 Sep 2009 07:07 AM PDT

Good points Todd. :) I thought the ride was going from Bay/Bloor to Avenue/Bloor, and that’s it. … Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Memorial For Darcy Allen Sheppard

Posted: 03 Sep 2009 07:02 AM PDT

Weird that Citynews claims the road was blocked “for hours” – there was a ride that left Bay/Bloor at about 5, and got back to Avenue/Bloor at 6. By about 6:30 everyone had moved over to one eastbound… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Councillor Michael Walker wants a Bicycle Licensing Scheme

Posted: 03 Sep 2009 06:56 AM PDT

I think the core problem is education of both cyclists (when they’re starting school) and motorists. Then, after that, enforcing the laws equally. If you educate children in elementary school, whether… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Ex-Ontario Attorny-General Michael Bryant arrested after death of cyclist

Posted: 03 Sep 2009 06:39 AM PDT

I just posted Photos and Video from last night’s Memorial over in the Memorial topic. … Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Ex-Ontario Attorny-General Michael Bryant arrested after death of cyclist

Posted: 03 Sep 2009 06:28 AM PDT

It might be Bryant’s people digging up dirt, but then again it doesn’t seem like Sheppard was living under the radar so I can’t imagine it’s a hard job. In any case I don’t really care how much dirt t… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Portland: Ice cream for bike lane builders

Posted: 03 Sep 2009 06:09 AM PDT

Cool story (no pun intended) out of Portland – their Bicycle Business League (a group of bike-related businesses) gave Portland Bureau of Transportation workers ice cream while they were installing bi… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Bryant / Sheppard Incident has Nothing to do with Bikelanes

Posted: 03 Sep 2009 06:03 AM PDT

I keep hearing this about the “cavalier attitude of bike couriers”, and around my town, the “arrogance of cyclists” and wonder, “Is this true?” I haven’t met a cyclist around here yet that I can call … Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Councillor Walker wants Helmets to be Mandatory

Posted: 03 Sep 2009 05:48 AM PDT

Why is it that many drivers show no respect for cyclists not wearing a helmet? And then, when we do wear helmets, they pass too closely because of this magical plastic bucket that is not capable of re… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Memorial For Darcy Allen Sheppard

Posted: 03 Sep 2009 05:17 AM PDT

Councillor Walker wants Helmets to be Mandatory

Posted: 03 Sep 2009 05:10 AM PDT

This is to be discussed next wednesday at City Council: City committee set to discuss cycling policy changes City politicians may not have felt easy talking about the specifics of Toronto’s latest cy… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Councillor Michael Walker wants a Bicycle Licensing Scheme

Posted: 03 Sep 2009 05:09 AM PDT

This is to be discussed next wednesday at City Council: City committee set to discuss cycling policy changes City politicians may not have felt easy talking about the specifics of Toronto’s latest cy… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Bryant / Sheppard Incident has Nothing to do with Bikelanes

Posted: 03 Sep 2009 05:04 AM PDT

I tend to agree with this… there is absolutely nothing a bikelane would’ve done to prevent a cyclist/motorist incident akin to what happened Monday, and part of me thinks it’s a little tacky of cycl… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Memorial For Darcy Allen Sheppard

Posted: 03 Sep 2009 04:59 AM PDT

Some photos of last night’s memorial ride, from Martin Reis: … Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Ex-Ontario Attorny-General Michael Bryant arrested after death of cyclist

Posted: 03 Sep 2009 04:57 AM PDT

Re: Sheppard’s Past Looks like Bryant’s PR people are doing a good job digging up dirt… or maybe reporters are just eager for scandal here. One thing really coming out during this tragedy is that pe… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Ex-Ontario Attorny-General Michael Bryant arrested after death of cyclist

Posted: 03 Sep 2009 04:49 AM PDT

Police looking at videos for clues to what really happened: Police probe videos to see if cyclist grabbed Bryant Police confirmed Wednesday night that they are sifting through video surveillance foot… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Ex-Ontario Attorny-General Michael Bryant arrested after death of cyclist

Posted: 03 Sep 2009 04:47 AM PDT

News outlets are continuing to pursue Sheppard’s past: Dead cyclist a fraud suspect She was the waitress. He was the disc jockey. Sheppard went to Schlender’s place for pizza “and he never left,” 3… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…
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Sept. 3: New in the BikingToronto Forum


Searching for a Detente between Bikes and Cars

Posted: 02 Sep 2009 04:28 PM PDT

We should not allow this tragedy result in a cars vs bikes argument. Both need to peacefully and safely co-exist. As a driver, I try to move over to the left when passing cyclists to give extra room … Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Ex-Ontario Attorny-General Michael Bryant arrested after death of cyclist

Posted: 02 Sep 2009 02:41 PM PDT

I didn’t know either man but from what I’ve read it seems that Sheppard was a drunk, aggressive loser who was out looking for a fight after a spat with his girlfriend and a visit from police. He was a… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Ex-Ontario Attorny-General Michael Bryant arrested after death of cyclist

Posted: 02 Sep 2009 02:02 PM PDT

^^ Of course, Michael Bryant was never your stereotypical Attorney-General. the Globe profile from last May quotes him explaining his love of boxing as: “I loved it from the start. It didn’t matter ho… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Ex-Ontario Attorny-General Michael Bryant arrested after death of cyclist

Posted: 02 Sep 2009 12:10 PM PDT

I’m sorry, I realize I’m acting partly on conjecture here because I wasn’t there but really it seems obvious to me. Nobody gets charged with “Negligent operation of a handgun resulting in death” when … Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Searching for a Detente between Bikes and Cars

Posted: 02 Sep 2009 12:02 PM PDT

That was the best one so far, in my opinion. … Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Memorial For Darcy Allen Sheppard Tomorrow

Posted: 02 Sep 2009 12:02 PM PDT

I’ll be going. It’s hard to say what will happen. With a large turnout there just may not be the space for them on the sidewalks. And as far as I’m concerned, if the observance really is 5 minutes, I … Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Three cyclists hurt in crashes

Posted: 02 Sep 2009 11:53 AM PDT

Ride safely, folks… … Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Ex-Ontario Attorny-General Michael Bryant arrested after death of cyclist

Posted: 02 Sep 2009 11:46 AM PDT

So the courier had been drinking! And was aggressive. And shouldn’t have reached for the driver or grabbed hold of a car. But unless Bryant is an obstainer, and it’s a rare animal in political life wh… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Three cyclists hurt in crashes

Posted: 02 Sep 2009 11:10 AM PDT

Unfortunately, 3 more cyclists have recently been injured on the roads: Three cyclists were in hospital after three separate bicycle-vehicle collisions yesterday. A 20-year-old woman was cycling north… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Ex-Ontario Attorny-General Michael Bryant arrested after death of cyclist

Posted: 02 Sep 2009 10:59 AM PDT

From a legal perspective: Lawyers abuzz over Michael Bryant case Jonathan Rosenthal, who has extensive experience in motor vehicle cases, said he would look for evidence his client feared for his saf… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Memorial For Darcy Allen Sheppard Tomorrow

Posted: 02 Sep 2009 10:56 AM PDT

And… unfortunately a rush-hour memorial blocking traffic is not going to go over well in the hearts and minds of “regular” Torontonians, who don’t have the best opinion of bike couriers to begin wit… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Searching for a Detente between Bikes and Cars

Posted: 02 Sep 2009 10:49 AM PDT

In the aftermath of the Bryant / Sheppard tragedy, we are seeing great articles about the need for respect from all parties on the roads, including this piece in the Globe: Searching for a detente H… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Ex-Ontario Attorny-General Michael Bryant arrested after death of cyclist

Posted: 02 Sep 2009 10:45 AM PDT

Pretty good piece about the memorial: Flowers, notes mark Toronto memorial for cyclist Bruce Wayne, a 40-year old part-time bike messenger, appeared distraught as he stopped to attach a message to t… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Ex-Ontario Attorny-General Michael Bryant arrested after death of cyclist

Posted: 02 Sep 2009 10:38 AM PDT

Wow. The Top 10 viewed Toronto articles on the Globe and Mail’s site ALL have to do with this: 1. Bryant resigns as head of Invest Toronto 2. Bryant’s story shocking, sobering – far too common 3. Bike… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Ex-Ontario Attorny-General Michael Bryant arrested after death of cyclist

Posted: 02 Sep 2009 10:21 AM PDT

The Treehugger article coupled with this Christie Blatchford article that the Treehugger article links to seems to sum up the best opinion I’ve read. Not just because I agree, but because it expands o… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Ex-Ontario Attorny-General Michael Bryant arrested after death of cyclist

Posted: 02 Sep 2009 10:01 AM PDT

CP24 is reporting that Bryant says he’s innocent: The former Ontario cabinet minister criminally charged in the death of a bicycle courier says he’s innocent of the accusations against him. Michael Br… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Ex-Ontario Attorny-General Michael Bryant arrested after death of cyclist

Posted: 02 Sep 2009 09:22 AM PDT

Great follow-up coverage by TreeHugger: Friends describe Sheppard as at “total sweetheart.” Outraged cyclists are holding protest rallies. But this is Ontario, and the establishment sticks together to… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Ex-Ontario Attorny-General Michael Bryant arrested after death of cyclist

Posted: 02 Sep 2009 08:48 AM PDT

I’m sorry the man died, but i think it’s motorists turn now. tomorrow, motorists should shut down highways for a cyclist causing his own death with an automobile … Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

On Passing – What Are the Rules?

Posted: 02 Sep 2009 08:25 AM PDT

On Passing – What Are the Rules? While there are times when cyclists are able to overtake motorists, my concern is with vehicles passing me. What are the rules? Here’s my blog post on the topic… Wh… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

More cyclist blood shed on Bloor St.

Posted: 02 Sep 2009 08:20 AM PDT

Picked this up on Twitter. I am so sorry the courier was killed. Another cyclist injury in East Lansing, MI. http://www.wlns.com/Global/story.asp?S=11033339&nav=menu25_2 Car Hits Bicyclist Posted:… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

International Mountain Bicycling Association Provincial Summit – Sep 25-27

Posted: 02 Sep 2009 08:09 AM PDT

Hot on the heels of the Ontario Bike Summit and right next door in Kitchener, the International Mountain Bicycling Association (Canada) will host the first-ever Ontario Mountain Bike Summit. Mountain … Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Tour de University Heights – Sep 19

Posted: 02 Sep 2009 08:04 AM PDT

The 3rd annual Tour de University Heights bike race is happening on Saturday September 19th at Driftwood Community Centre (4401 Jane St.) from 9am to 5pm (setup at 8am). Previous races in 2007 & … Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Ontario Bike Summit: Sept. 21-22

Posted: 02 Sep 2009 08:03 AM PDT

They’ve released the agenda for the Ontario Bike Summit. … Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

TCAT Looking for a Active Transportation Researcher

Posted: 02 Sep 2009 07:59 AM PDT

TCAT is looking for a researcher on a short-term contract to assist in a review and update of TCAT’s platform. The work includes undergoing a review of progress made during the current term of Toronto… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

BikeTrain now between Toronto and Montreal

Posted: 02 Sep 2009 07:58 AM PDT

There’s a dedicated website for this too! BikeOnTheTrain.com … Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

How Cyclists and Bikelanes benefit Businesses

Posted: 02 Sep 2009 07:52 AM PDT

TCAT has just released a printable brochure (PDF) of much of the information from their recent report “Bikelanes, On-Street Parking and Business”. Lots of good info. Link to PDF. Cross-posted to the I… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Bikelanes good for Business Brochure

Posted: 02 Sep 2009 07:50 AM PDT

TCAT has just released a printable brochure (PDF) of much of the information from their recent report “Bikelanes, On-Street Parking and Business”. Lots of good info. Link to PDF. Cross-posted to the B… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Ex-Ontario Attorny-General Michael Bryant arrested after death of cyclist

Posted: 02 Sep 2009 07:23 AM PDT

The Globe has some back-story on Sheppard: Courier had history with police Although admired by his co-workers for his charisma and adored by his friends and family for his comedy, Darcy Allan Shepp… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Ex-Ontario Attorny-General Michael Bryant arrested after death of cyclist

Posted: 02 Sep 2009 07:20 AM PDT

Great discussions here. Scarr sums it up pretty well that unfortunately this is a case of two people letting road rage get the better of them. It sounds like Sheppard wasn’t in the best frame of mind … Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Ex-Ontario Attorny-General Michael Bryant arrested after death of cyclist

Posted: 02 Sep 2009 07:15 AM PDT

The story has hit the New York Times: Canadian Politician Charged in Death As the high-profile attorney general for Ontario, Michael Bryant had championed severe and controversial traffic safety laws… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Ex-Ontario Attorny-General Michael Bryant arrested after death of cyclist

Posted: 02 Sep 2009 07:05 AM PDT

One more update here. http://www.thestar.com/article/689771 I’m really having trouble feeling immediately sympathetic for either Darcy Allan Sheppard or Michael Bryant, given what’s being reported. I … Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Toronto Star Editorial: We need to share the city’s roads

Posted: 02 Sep 2009 06:45 AM PDT

The Star has a nice sensible editorial about sharing the roads in the wake of Monday nights tragedy: The latest altercation between a car and a bicycle on Toronto’s streets has left cyclist Darcy Alla… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Torontoist: The Cyclist Who Drew Toronto

Posted: 02 Sep 2009 06:20 AM PDT

Wow… this video is going viral. It was posted on Fandome.com, and now is a popular post on Digg. … Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

More cyclist blood shed on Bloor St.

Posted: 02 Sep 2009 05:33 AM PDT

Oh no… another cyclist has been injured after being hit by a truck near Bloor and Walmer Road (just west of Spadina). As our reporter headed this afternoon to Bloor Street in Yorkville, scene of las… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Ex-Ontario Attorny-General Michael Bryant arrested after death of cyclist

Posted: 02 Sep 2009 05:21 AM PDT

I just posted some photos from yesterday’s bike courier protest/sit-in over in the memorial thread. … Click to read more in the Forum >>>…
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Sept. 1: New in the BikingToronto Forum

Bike-shop owner back in court on assault charges

More info from the Star on the attempt to seize Kenk’s property: Behind the boarded up façade of Igor Kenk’s now-defunct Bicycle Clinic, which police allege was the nexus of a monumental bike theft an… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Bicycle blitz slated for 54 Division (O’Connor and Danforth)

In New York City, they commission a helmet to be given out at special events. In Nanaimo, BC, the RCMP gives out free bicycle bells to encourage their use. In Toronto, we blitz on cyclists! Sure, a lo… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Dandyhorse #3 Launch Party!

Reminder… this is tonight! :)Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Richmond & Adelaide: Two-Way or Bikeway?

Dave Meslin makes the case for making Richmond and Adelaide streets into one-way streets with “bikeways” instead of converting them back into two-way streets. The reason that Richmond and Adelaide cou… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Bicycle blitz slated for 54 Division (O’Connor and Danforth)

From InsideToronto: Police from East York’s 54 Division will target Danforth Avenue and O’Connor Drive during a three-week bicycle blitz that begins early September. As part of the initiative, police … Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Safe Cycling: Cyclists Cause Less Than 10% of Accidents

Here’s another follow-up: Bike Intelligencer – Ride and Prejudice, Part II: When an error goes viral The point — and the reason I originally linked to the Toronto account (incorporating the reference … Click to read more in the Forum >>>…
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Aug. 31: New in the BikingToronto Forum

How Do I Lower Handlebar Stem?

I figured it out, thanks. There’s a hex bolt in the top of the stem, and you loosen it with an allen key so you can wiggle the stem up and down. I unscrewed the large nut that’s at the top of the head… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

How Do I Lower Handlebar Stem?

I have a quill stem, like this photo In fact, that looks almost exactly like my own bike with a different colour scheme. … Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

City of Toronto Tackling “Knuckleheads”

Now if they can take care of the ones behind the wheel we’ll *really* be getting somewhere. ;-)Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

City of Toronto Tackling “Knuckleheads”

I call these ridges “Death Valley”… but no matter what you call them they are a danger. Glad to see The Star’s Fixer address these… too bad it’s just one out on Victoria Park. Next up would be the… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…
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