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VISION ZERO: A Road Safety Plan for Toronto

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Go read this right now at Dandyhorse.  Any politician who votes against Vision Zero is effectively voting FOR people dying on the streets.  Your kids, your friends, and you. Is Vision Zero, the … [Read more...]

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INFRASTRUCTURE: Toronto wants you to plan the future of cycling

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Want a bikelane somewhere?  Let the city know, officially: Via an online survey, people are being invited to identify up to 20 streets – 10 downtown and 10 others anywhere in the city — as cycling … [Read more...]

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NEWS: Nearby bikeshare station may raise your home’s value

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Having a bike share station outside your front door might do more than give you a convenient way to ride to work — it might also boost the value of your home. According to a new study from McGill … [Read more...]

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OH YEAH! The Viaduct bikelanes get MORE green paint!

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Well, I don't know what's going on.  This is a level of paying attention to cycling infrastructure on the Bloor Viaduct that, quite frankly, I thought I'd never see (and it pissed me off, … [Read more...]

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FACEPALM: City closes Hoskin bikelane for PanAm Games

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What's a great idea?  Closing down one of the busiest bikelanes in the city and not providing a detour that's safe for cyclists (and pedestrians) because of the "short distance of the … [Read more...]

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INFRASTRUCTURE: Waterfront Toronto wants your feedback on the new Queen’s Quay

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  Waterfront Toronto is asking for feedback about the new Queen's Quay... but they've buried the feedback link down at the bottom of that link.  I've pulled out the relevant section for you … [Read more...]

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OH YEAH! The Bloor Viaduct bikelane gets some green paint

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Check this out.  The most dangerous section of the Bloor Viaduct bikelane has changed, with a bit of green paint. I tweeted out a quick photo (above) of it this morning as I was headed to work, but … [Read more...]

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OH YEAH! Flower-filled Planter Boxes on Simcoe’s Separated Cycle Tracks!

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    So wonderful.  Can we get these on all of Toronto's bikelanes please? New planter boxes on Simcoe increase safety for cyclists and beautify the street. Kudos to Transportation … [Read more...]

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OH YEAH! Toronto sets 30 km/h speed limit for downtown residential streets

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Following up on the post from yesterday, a good first step to making our streets safer: On Monday evening, members of Toronto-East York community council voted unanimously to reduce speed to 30 km/h, … [Read more...]

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NEWS: Walking, biking the deadliest commutes in Toronto

Five people have been killed by collisions with the St. Clair streetcar since November 2013.

Surprise!  Drivers are inattentive and cause the majority of collisions. One of the more encouraging parts of the report is what McKeown calls the “safety in numbers effect.” “As more people cycle … [Read more...]