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NEWS: Cyclists pedaling Minimum Grid in election

Wiped off the road in 2012, only a year and a half after they appeared, the Jarvis lanes became a symbol of the tensions that stoked the divides between motorists and cyclists, downtown and the … [Read more...]

NEWS: Ministry of Labour orders bike racks removed from certain TTC buses

If you’re a cyclist who relies on an articulated TTC bus as part of your commute, you’ll have to get by without the bike rack until the transit agency figures out a solution to a recently discovered … [Read more...]

OH YEAH! Nominate businesses for the Bike Friendly Business Awards

Join us for the Toronto Bike Awards on November 13, 2014 at 918 Bathurst Culture & Arts Centre. New this year: Top 5 Bike Friendly Businesses! Winning submissions received by Oct. 30 will … [Read more...]

NEWS: Drivers who door cyclists, use phones face tougher fines in Ontario

Ontario plans to double fines for motorists who door cyclists or use their mobile phones while driving, as part of a sweeping road-safety crackdown. On Tuesday afternoon, Transportation Minister … [Read more...]

INFRASTRUCTURE: Harbord Bikelanes start to see some green paint

A little more green on Harbord, this time with bike lane markings! via Jo No - Photos from Jo No's post in City of Toronto Cycling. … [Read more...]

INFRASTRUCTURE: Bikelanes FINALLY come to Lansdowne (5 years after being approved)

Great news!  5 years after approval, the city is FINALLY installing bikelanes on Lansdowne. Finally! Bike lanes on Lansdowne, a year after our Ward 14 & 18 Advocacy Groups organized the Phantom … [Read more...]

NEWS: Chief Planner releases proposed Bike Policy Framework: A Toronto-wide Grid

Toronto's Chief Planner, Jennifer Keesmaat, has tweeted out a graphic of a proposed Bike Policy Framework, saying "a city-wide-grid would make cycling a *true* transportation choice. The downtown … [Read more...]

INFRASTRUCTURE: Should the Jarvis bike lanes be re-installed?

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The removal of the Jarvis bike lanes in November 2012 was costly and disregarded the wishes of the residents and cyclists who protested the removal and demanded public consultation. The removal of … [Read more...]

INFRASTRUCTURE: How sitting in a parked car can teach you about the city’s priorities

Great post in Dandyhorse about the culture of parking in Toronto. You can learn a lot about a city’s priorities when you sit in a parked car. I recently spent a work day doing just that—first on a … [Read more...]

ELSEWHERE: Pittsburgh’s mayor wants to ‘Copenhagenize’ his city.

  As much as we wish that certain things which obviously make sense would happen all on their own, things don't always work that way, and it's often the case that leadership is the necessary … [Read more...]

NEWS: #MinimumGrid – A model for protected-lane politics

Very cool.  Cycle Toronto's #MinimumGrid campaign makes it onto the People for Bikes blog. Almost all urban politicians will tell you they think bikes are great. But only some actually do anything to … [Read more...]

OH YEAH! One cyclist’s response to John Tory’s “Sensible Bike Plan”

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Recently, mayoral candidate (and current frontrunner) John Tory released his "sensible bike plan", which looks like it's pretty close to Rob Ford's "bike plan" - namely... create infrastructure for … [Read more...]

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