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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 Bike Lane Ride for the approved-but-not-installed “phantom” lanes! Plus a great new mural by Maya Hayuk! Photo by Twitter user El Costello: https://twitter.com/elcostello/status/523200342973247488 […]


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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 area is marked with the words “further evolution of a maturing cycling culture”, while the old burbs are marked with “big gestures needed to expand cycling”. I […]


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NEWS: Dandyhorse breaks down the leading Mayoral Candidates (and a clown)

Sketchy the Clown would make a terrible mayor, especially for those of us you who have an unnatural fear of clowns. But the candidate does support Toronto’s cyclists. Doug Ford would also make a terrible mayor, and that is partly because he doesn’t really like bikes. Ford, the elder brother of our current ailing mayor, recently […]


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NEWS: University of Toronto students create plug-free electric car-bike

It’s a car! It’s a bike! No … it’s a plug-free electric hybrid prototype! OK, so they need to work on the name, but it’s a smart concept: a team of PhD candidates from the University of Toronto has created an electric pedal-powered car-bike that could help beat the traffic snarls that plague our city’s […]


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NEWS: Cyclist dead after collision in Scarborough

A male cyclist has died after being struck by a vehicle in Scarborough, Toronto Paramedic Services confirm. The collision occurred around 2:15 p.m., on Warden Ave., near Bertrand Ave., north of Eglinton Ave. E., according to paramedics. The man, whose exact age is unknown but paramedics say is middle-aged, was found without vital signs. He […]


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NEWS: Ward 18’s Ana Bailao lying about supporting bikes?

I guess it means something that politicians are now blatantly lying to try and garner votes from cyclists. Before reading article linked below, I’ll quote this article from 2012, after Bailao voted to remove the Jarvis bikelanes. And then there’s Councillor Ana Bailão, presiding over a chunk of downtown in Ward 18 – Davenport. She […]


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NEWS: Cyclict suffers serious head injury in collision with streetcar

A middle-aged male cyclist is the third person to be struck by a TTC streetcar in less than three weeks.Paramedics responded to a call of a cyclist hit by a streetcar on Queen St. W. near Spadina Ave. shortly before 1:30 a.m.The cyclist was taken to hospital with a serious head injury, said EMS. More: Cyclict […]


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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 these lanes damaged Toronto’s reputation on a national and international scale at a time when other cities were forging ahead with more bike […]


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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 make biking more popular. In Toronto’s current mayoral and city council election, a new political campaign is focusing candidates on a transportation policy […]


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Join (or Renew) with Cycle Toronto, get a free shirt

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Just a quick reminder post.  In the upcoming days I’ll have posts featuring the companies and organizations who have donated prizes.  You can see them listed below as well.  Also, if you are (or work with) a company or organization interested in donating a prize and getting some exposure on BikingToronto, get in touch with […]


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