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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...]

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OH YEAH! 30 km/h limits likely for local downtown streets

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Whether drivers will abide by new speed limits is another question, but this is a great first step. On Monday evening, councillors in the Toronto-East York community council convene for a special … [Read more...]

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GETTING LEGAL: Rules to Promote Safety on Trails

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Note: Singer Kwinter will be contributing a few posts to BikingToronto in June in honour of Brain Injury Awareness Month.  For more information about head injuries, check out The Brain Injury … [Read more...]

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TONIGHT at 6 PM! Welcome Back Queens Quay! Let’s Ride the Waterfront

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Update from the Waterfront Toronto people, who have reserved a part of the opening for us!!! Facebook Event Page Time: 6pm Where: just east of HTO park What: Come wave the big blue ribbon, … [Read more...]

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NEWS: Toronto’s deadly streets: City must unite around safer roads

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Everyone is a pedestrian, but they never speak with one voice. That’s the message from Walk Toronto’s Dylan Reid, who’s calling for change in the wake of an alarming increase in road … [Read more...]

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NEWS: Downtown Toronto to get more separated bike lanes

New bike lanes on Richmond, Adelaide and Simcoe Streets.

A recommendation to extend separated bike lanes on downtown Richmond and Adelaide Sts. breezed through Toronto’s public works committee.Councillors gave a unanimous green light to the city staff … [Read more...]

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DATA: Toronto bicycle collisions mapped over 25 years

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Bicycles plus data.  I'm in heaven. The Globe's bicycle data tracker maps 25 years of collision information from Toronto's Traffic Safety Unit. Add your own markers to highlight dangerous … [Read more...]

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GETTING LEGAL: Ontario Cyclists Affected by Changes to the Highway Traffic Act

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Note: Singer Kwinter will be contributing a few posts to BikingToronto in June in honour of Brain Injury Awareness Month.   Ontario recently passed a number of changes to the Highway … [Read more...]

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NEWS: New Adelaide & Richmond bike lanes are speeding up travel times for cars (and bike traffic is skyrocketing)!

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It's not really emphasized in the city reports, but not only are the new separated bikelanes on Adelaide, Richmond and Simcoe not "impeding" car traffic, it's actually making it faster. Someone … [Read more...]

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NEWS: Cyclists navigate a rough road in Queens Quay revamp

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For a few seasons, eons in cyclist years, one crosstown Toronto bike route went from best to worst. Underutilized and outdated, kind of blah – that may have been the consensus among planners about … [Read more...]