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INFRASTRUCTURE: Being Hit by a Car and Vision Zero in Toronto

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I’m good friends with Hyedie, the writer of the post linked below.  Hyedie was hit by a car, and the driver admitted guilt, but escaped ANY kind of repercussions.  Read about Hyedie’s experience and support Vision Zero in Toronto (PDF) – a multi-national initiative to make every street safe and reduce all road fatalities and serious […]

NEWS: TTC’s new ‘bendy’ buses still without bicycle racks

Cyclists are still waiting for the TTC to restore bike racks to its new buses, after they were removed due to driver visibility problems. TTC buses are equipped with bike racks mounted to the front, allowing cyclists to ride the bus without dragging their bike up the steps and inside, where it’ll get in the […]

MUST READ: Every Study Ever about the impact of Bike Lanes on Business

Oh yes. Read.  Share. Print-out and leave copies around your workplace, in local coffee shops.  Post on bulletin boards.  Email copies to every politician you know or have heard of. Here’s the thing about the “studies on possible economic impacts” requested by retailers on Polk Street, or really wherever bike-lane plans emerge—they’ve been done. And […]

INFRASTRUCTURE: New bike/ped bridge for the Finch Hydro Corridor Trail

New bike/ped bridge for the Finch Hydro Corridor Trail over Newtonbrook Creek via Toronto Cycling on Twitter

INFRASTRUCTURE: The Hamster and the Cyclist: Bike lanes on bloor get studied again

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An advocate for Bloor St. bike lanes is a lot like a hamster running on a treadmill: the harder you work the more you realize you’ve seen it all before. A recent briefing note from City Hall’s Transportation Services reports that a “preliminary feasibility study” will be started for a Bloor St. bikeway. In fact, […]

NEWS: Vaughan cycling group seeks bike space on proposed GTA West highway

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Cyclists on the highway? That’s the hope of a group of cyclists in Vaughan, who want the province to make space along the proposed GTA West highway corridor for two-wheeled commuters. The Vaughan Bicycle User Group, which has about 60 … Continue Reading Read More: Vaughan cycling group seeks bike space on proposed GTA West […]

INFRASTRUCTURE: A plea for bike lanes on Dupont

The Star wants to know about your commute: do you dread it every morning or is it a chance for philosophical thought and contemplation? Read More: A plea for bike lanes on Dupont

NEWS: Toronto’s new bicycle czar ‘excited’ by surge in ridership

By just about any metric, cycling is on the rise in Toronto. A recent count conducted by Cycle Toronto showed the number of bikes moving through the intersection at College and Spadina during rush hour has increased by 74 per cent in just three years. “The numbers are higher than ever,” Gulati said. “It’s exciting.” Gulati […]

INFRASTRUCTURE: Mapping the City’s Bike Network Gaps

Toronto’s bikeway network is often a source of frustration for the city’s cyclists, and with the map above, it’s easy to see why. It illustrates the extent of Toronto’s bike infrastructure―or in some parts of the city the lack thereof―as of January 2015, and how there’s plenty of room for improvement to fill in the […]

OH YEAH: Ridership numbers continue to grow

Two different acquaintances recently remarked that when they returned from a couple of years working outside of Toronto, they were blown away by the increase in the number of cyclists on the roads. Those of us who stayed home during that time feel it viscerally – it’s not unusual to have to circle around the […]

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