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ELSEWHERE: America’s 10 best new bike lanes of 2014

Cities to emulate, Toronto. This was the year that saw protected lanes pop up in Tempe, Arizona; in Athens, Georgia; in Pentagon City, Virginia. Last year, half of the new mileage of protected bike lanes nationwide was in the Green Lane Project’s six focus cities. This year, protected bike lanes grew twice as fast, and […]


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INFRASTRUCTURE: Wellesley West gets separated bikelanes

Photoso are surfacing of the new separated lane on Wellesley west.  This photo looks to be looking east on Wellesley from Bay. Look: a bike path that’s physically separated from traffic! Now that wasn’t so bad, was it? via John Lorinc on Twitter


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GET INVOLVED: Toronto wants your feedback on the Richmond, Adelaide & Simcoe Cycle Tracks

The City of Toronto wants your feedback on the Richmond, Adelaide and Simcoe Street separated bikelanes.  These are a pilot project, and the city needs feedback to inform a decision to make them permanent (and possible make them even better). In 2014 the City installed cycle tracks (separated bike lanes) on segments of Richmond, Adelaide and […]


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NEWS: Toronto to spend $650,000 to plow snowy bike lanes

Finally.  It’s about time the city devoted a bit of money (it works out to less than 1% of the snow-clearing budget) to this. Year-round cyclists in Toronto will have an easier commute next winter, as the city has drafted a plan to to plow its bike lanes.The move comes as the city is renegotiating […]


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OH YEAH: Toronto Sneckdowns show how streets are used (and wasted)

Just found Toronto Sneckdown – a great analysis of how are streets are used, using the gift of a snowstorm to show us what parts of our streets are actually used by cars. The latest post right now has a great analysis of College & St. George / Beverley, and how it could easily be made […]


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NEWS: Bike Share Toronto expansion coming in 2015 with TD sponsorship

WOOOOOOOO! The City of Toronto will install 20 additional bike share stations in time for the 2015 Pan Am Games and continue to expand into high-density areas in 2016, according to the president of the Toronto Parking Authority. The new stations will be initially situated at Pan Am Games sites, such as the West Don […]


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INFRASTRUCTURE: More bollards being added to Wellesley!

Woohoo!  More flex-bollards are *finally* being added to Wellesley east of Yonge! via: Cycle Toronto – Timeline Photos.


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NEWS: John Tory to make Bikeshare announcement

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UPDATE! TD is sponsoring Bikeshare Toronto for the next two years, opening up expansion plans. I just saw the “ticker”/news-scroll on CP24 say that John Tory is about to make an announcement regarding Bikeshare Toronto this morning. Let’s hope it’s like the recent NYC Citibike expansion announcement that came after Alta Bikeshare (the company that […]


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INFRASTRUCTURE: More Bollards go in on Richmond

Bollards are good. I like bollards. Pavement temperatures are too cold for painting – the contractors are now installing bollards as this work can be done in colder/wet temperatures. This pic is from Richmond, between York and Duncan. via Chris Bouchard – Photos from Chris Bouchard’s post in City of….


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NEWS: Toronto to narrow traffic lanes in hopes of increasing safety

Wonderful news.  Even without adding bikelanes, narrowing car lanes is a great way to get some drivers to slow down, psychologically. Toronto will narrow many of the city’s traffic lanes in a bid to increase safety by reining in speeds while freeing up space for bicycle lanes or wider sidewalks.The city has just finished a new […]


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