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VIDEO: Trucks using Adelaide non-separated bikelane as express lane

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What happens when you make a nice wide bikelane using paint but neglect to put flexi-posts up to make it a separated bikelane?  Trucks use it as their own personal express lane.  A screenshot is above – the video link is below. The city may say “oh, we’ll enforce the rules!” but obviously that is […]


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INFRASTRUCTURE: What did Stephen Buckley recommend for Richmond and Adelaide’s separated bikelanes?

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NOTE: Send your requests for adequate separation during this pilot project to Transportation Services managers Stephen Buckley sbuckle@toronto.ca, Dan Egan degan@toronto.ca, Lukasz Pawlowski lpawlow@toronto.ca along with Public Works and Infrastructure Committee pwic@toronto.ca and for good measure include 311@toronto.ca.   So, the Director of Toronto’s Transportation Services department, Stephen Buckley, thinks that a City Council decision is just a vague guideline for his department… […]


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NEWS: Toronto not separating Richmone and Adelaide bike lanes despite council vote

NOTE: Send your requests for adequate separation during this pilot project to Transportation Services managers Stephen Buckley sbuckle@toronto.ca, Dan Egan degan@toronto.ca, Lukasz Pawlowski lpawlow@toronto.ca along with Public Works and Infrastructure Committee pwic@toronto.ca and for good measure include 311@toronto.ca.   Hey… did you know that if you work for the city, and City Council says “do something“, you can turn around say “Well, I […]


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NEWS: City staff must install posts to make new bike lanes safer

NOTE: Send your requests for adequate separation during this pilot project to Transportation Services managers Stephen Buckley sbuckle@toronto.ca, Dan Egan degan@toronto.ca, Lukasz Pawlowski lpawlow@toronto.ca along with Public Works and Infrastructure Committee pwic@toronto.ca and for good measure include 311@toronto.ca. You would think that the opening of a new bike lane would be a cause for celebration in the bike-riding world. But Cycle Toronto Wednesday […]


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NEWS: Transportation Services refuses to follow Council direction to install protected bike lanes

  NOTE: Send your requests for adequate separation during this pilot project to Transportation Services managers Stephen Buckley sbuckle@toronto.ca, Dan Egan degan@toronto.ca, Lukasz Pawlowski lpawlow@toronto.ca along with Public Works and Infrastructure Committee pwic@toronto.ca and for good measure include 311@toronto.ca.   What happens when Toronto City Council votes to install protected bikelanes on Richmond and Adelaide?  Well, in Toronto, the city staff in charge […]


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INFRASTRUCTURE: Downtown Yonge BIA leads the way for bike-friendliness

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Recently, the Downtown Yonge Business Improvement Association (BIA) has been updating their bike racks, as well as having bike repair workshops and Cycle Toronto’s Bike Valet at their major events. They’re a BIA that understands that the future health of their businesses depends on massive amounts of people being able to get to their businesses.  A […]


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INFRASTRUCTURE: Queens Quay separated bikelane is being made properly

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If you haven’t been following along, there are a lot of people upset at the half-assed way that the “separated” bikelanes are being installed on Richmond and Adelaide.  These are bikelanes that have been approved by City Council as physically separate (meaning something keeps cars and trucks out of them), yet getting something physical put […]


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INFRASTRUCTURE: Bike Spotting on Adelaide

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Dandyhorse went a bike-spotting on the new Adelaide bike lane with the question “Does this bike lane need bollards?” and I’d be surprised if anyone said no.   SPOILER alert: everyone loves bollards. Read More: Bike Spotting on Adelaide: Does this new bike lane need bollards? | dandyhorse magazine.


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OH YEAH: City Staff are getting some help!

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Well… I don’t know about you, but boring City motions combined with a Request for Proposal is not my idea of a good time… BUT this one is pretty cool.. It’s for some help for the chronically understaffed cycling section of  the City’s Transportation Services department!  Let’s keep ramping up this city’s infrastructure! Provision of […]


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INFRASTRUCTURE: Check out the new Downtown Yonge BIA bike racks

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For the past few days, some old ring-and-post bikeracks have been removed downtown along Yonge to make way for a new design.  I’ve heard these referred to as “the staple design”. Mark Romeril, the Membership and Ward Advocacy Manager at Cycle Toronto shared this photo yesterday… showing a close-up of the new racks.  Thankfully, they look […]


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