Learn more about BikingToronto and Singer Kwinter

NEWS: Bixi is dead; Long live Bike Share Toronto

bixi-toronto.jpg.662x0_q100_crop-scale

Toronto’s troubled bike sharing system gets renamed, retooled, repriced. Read More: Bixi is dead; Long live Bike Share Toronto Read More: Bixi is dead; Long live Bike Share Toronto : TreeHugger

Upcoming Events on the BikeEvents.TO calendar

NEWS: New name, look and prices for Toronto’s Bixi

bixi_close_up.jpg.size.xxlarge.letterbox

The Toronto Parking Authority is set to unveil the changes Monday morning and they’ll take effect Tuesday, the same day TPA officially takes over as the new operator. The program will simply be called “Toronto Bike Share” and will be operated daily byAlta Bicycle Share, a Portland, Oregon-based company operating bike share systems in New York, Chicago, […]

Upcoming Events on the BikeEvents.TO calendar

NEWS: Cycle Toronto 2014 AGM – Governance and Activism

IMG_8981[1]

Wednesday was a frigid spring evening for Cycle Toronto – the city’s main cycling lobbying group by membership size – to hold its annual general meeting this past Wednesday. Over one hundred members arrived at The Round Event Space in Kensington Market on March 26 to vote for some new board members and pass bylaw […]

Upcoming Events on the BikeEvents.TO calendar

NEWS: Bixi gets new name, operator, prices

GreenLogos_large

Changes coming Tuesday, April 1 Bixi Toronto will have a new name, operator, and prices starting Tuesday. The bealeaguered but beloved public bicycle system will simply be known as Bike Share Toronto, with a green, circular logo mimicking that of the Toronto Parking Authority (TPA). Read More: Bixi gets new name, operator, prices | NOW Magazine

Upcoming Events on the BikeEvents.TO calendar

NEWS: Cycle Toronto is hiring Bike Valet Coordinators!

BikeValet-GreenLivingShow.img_assist_custom-520x338

Via CycleToronto: We’re excited to announce that we’re hiring multiple Bike Valet Coordinators for the upcoming season! read more (BikingToronto has partnered with CycleToronto to bring this content from their site right to BikingToronto. View the original post here.

Upcoming Events on the BikeEvents.TO calendar

NEWS: Big cycling safety changes coming to Highway Traffic Act

distracted_driving.jpg.size.xxlarge.letterbox

Interesting proposed legislation about changes to the Highway Traffic Act coming from Queens Park: Allowing cyclists to use the paved shoulders on unrestricted provincial highways to promote safer opportunities to cycle Supporting cycling in urban areas by allowing municipalities to create contra-flow bicycle lanes to provide more direct routes and connectivity for cyclists Increasing the […]

Upcoming Events on the BikeEvents.TO calendar

NEWS: Ward 30 Bikes March Newsletter

safe_image

Ward 30 Bikes holds its monthly meeting on Thursday, March 20 from 7 to 9 pm at the South Riverdale Community Health Centre, 955 Queen Street East. Come out and discuss upcoming issues in the neighbourhood, including: Working on ongoing improvements to cycling infrastructure, such as the Felstead Ave cut-through, and making ramp connections to […]

Upcoming Events on the BikeEvents.TO calendar

NEWS: Mike Layton’s snow job — clearing bike lanes

Mike Layton’s snow job — clearing bike lanesShoveling Shaw’s contraflow lane highlights what Cycle TO feels are winter cycling growing pains   Breaking the ice was never so literal as it was Thursday, March 13 when volunteers took their shovels and picks to Cycle TO’s Shovel in on Shaw to clear the Read More: Mike […]

Upcoming Events on the BikeEvents.TO calendar

NEWS: Cycle Toronto and Friends Shovel Shaw St. Bikelane

Our team of volunteers clearing the Shaw st contraflow bike lane. If a few cyclists can get the job done, the city can too. via Cycle Toronto – Mobile Uploads.

Upcoming Events on the BikeEvents.TO calendar

INFRASTRUCTURE: Big (Bad?) Changes to Harbord/Hoskin Bikelane Plans

It looks like city staff are changing their recommendations for separated bikelanes on Harbord and Hoskins due to the previous (bi-directional) design posing “unacceptable delays to all road users” – which sounds like code for “drivers whined about it and they’re more important than everyone else” which is a typical Toronto response. I personally don’t […]

Upcoming Events on the BikeEvents.TO calendar

RETAIL: Toronto’s getting it’s very own Cargo Bike Brand!

haul

Not a lot of details, but it looks like Toronto’s getting it’s own Cargo Bike Brand.  Check it out and save $500 by pre-ordering one. Haul Bikes.

Upcoming Events on the BikeEvents.TO calendar

FAIL: E-scooters now legal in Toronto bike lanes

The idea was first proposed in a staff report to the Public Works and Infrastructure Committee in January, but at the time councillors on the committee rejected it.   But when the report came before council late Thursday evening, members reversed the earlier decision, voting 23-17 to approve the report’s original recommendations. Most of council’s right […]

Upcoming Events on the BikeEvents.TO calendar

Yonge and Gerrard trees protected from bikes now

Absolutely nothing about installing more actual bikeposts in the area so the people wouldn’t HAVE to lock to trees.  It’s treating the symptom, not the cause. On Nov. 21 we reported that recently planted street trees on the west side of Yonge, north of Gerrard St., had been co-opted by cyclists to lock up their […]

Upcoming Events on the BikeEvents.TO calendar

Bixi in bankruptcy but Bixi Toronto is safe

The good news is that Toronto’s Bixi system will probably be fine. City hall saw this coming months in advance and laid the groundwork for a takeover. The plan is to transfer responsibility for Bixi Toronto to the Toronto Parking Authority, and use money scrounged from the city’s street-furniture budget to keep the system going […]

Upcoming Events on the BikeEvents.TO calendar

E-Bikes not allowed in bike lanes … for now.

Good news… the decision about whether to allow electric scooters (some people call them e-bikes) into Toronto’s bikelanes has been deferred: E-bikes won’t be granted access to Toronto bike lanes just yet, after a recommendation before the City’s public works committee was deferred this afternoon. The report in question makes a distinction between two type […]

Upcoming Events on the BikeEvents.TO calendar

Sign up for the Biking Toronto Newsletter

Don't have time to check for blog posts here? Get new blog posts in your email! One email per day, max!






Popular Posts Today

  • STUFF: Cleverhood: cycling in the rain and in style
  • PHOTO OF THE DAY: On the phone...
  • NEWS: Ontario’s paradigm shift in cycling policy
  • NEWS: Open Streets: pedestrian Sunday on Bloor off to a plodding start
  • NEWS: Protected Bike Lanes on Eglinton Approved by Public Works
  • NEWS: Province commits $25 million for cycling lanes
  • ELSEWHERE: Copenhagenize - The World's Best Behaved Cyclists are in Copenhagen
  • EVENT: Sat. April 19 - Red Bull "Race the Place" hits Ontario Place!



  • Popular Posts This Month

  • Bikelane Map
  • EVENT: Sat. April 19 - Red Bull "Race the Place" hits Ontario Place!
  • NEWS: Separated Bike Lanes are coming to Eglinton!
  • BlogTO compiles the Best Used Bike Shops in Toronto
  • Celebrate Spring I Bike T.O. Shirt Sale!
  • EVENT: RedBull Race The Place ... Mystery
  • NEWS: Bixi gets new name, operator, prices
  • NEWS: Province commits $25 million for cycling lanes