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NEWS: Toronto’s new bicycle czar ‘excited’ by surge in ridership

By just about any metric, cycling is on the rise in Toronto. A recent count conducted by Cycle Toronto showed the number of bikes moving through the intersection at College and Spadina during rush hour has increased by 74 per cent in just three years. “The numbers are higher than ever,” Gulati said. “It’s exciting.” Gulati […]

NEWS: Toronto’s new bike chief pedals peace on hot-button file

An interview with Toronto’s new Manager of Cycling Infrastructure and Programs, Jacquelyn Hayward Gulati.  She’s got quite the job ahead of her, and will catch a lot of flack from the crankier cycling advocates out there. This is a tough city in which to be in charge of cycling infrastructure. When it comes to cycling, […]

INFRASTRUCTURE: Bloor bike lanes delayed, again

Toronto: the City where everything takes forever, after delays and false starts and endless debate. The fault doesn’t totally rely on city staff, as they are understaffed (they were even before the dark period of the Ford years) … I’d say that City Council are mostly to blame – approving lots of projects and studies […]

HELP WANTED: 3 Bike Jobs at Evergreen

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Well, these look awesome.  Need an awesome job? Evergreen has 3 jobs available on their website: Shop Coordinator, Bike Works Project Leader, Bike Works Program Leader, Bike Shop Evergreen welcomes applications from persons of diverse backgrounds and is an equal opportunity employer. We are always looking for dynamic, passionate individuals to join our growing team. […]

INFRASTRUCTURE: Despite drivers supporting it, Tory ready to scrap Bay-Bloor pedestrian scramble

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Pedestrian friendly infrastructure on our streets make things safer for everyone, including people on bikes. But, although a HUGE amount of drivers supporting the pedestrian-priority crossing phase at Bay and Bloor (table above) in the city’s own report (the same report that is advocating removing the pedestrian phase), and pedestrians being the majority (55%, or a […]

Garbage truck wrecks posts along Wellesley Street bikelane

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A garbage truck mows down the Wellesley bikelanes flexposts and new City Cycling Manager says “oh, there’s a learning curve”? C’mon now… even garbagemen have working eyes and know that if they see posts along the side of the road the should not run over and crush them in their truck. The Wellesley posts JUST […]

NEWS: Community Bicycle Network Closes Space, to focus on Events and Rides

CBN is dead. Long live CBN! Looking forward to seeing where this “pivot” takes CBN.  Sounds interesting. CBN would like to inform you of, effective immediately, the closing of our 761 Queen St. W. location. With the impending renovation of our former space, CBN has decided to focus on our events and rides in the […]

DATA: Where Torontonians Bike and Run

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Bikes + data + maps!  Oh yeah baby. If you made a New Year’s resolution to get outside and be active, you might wonder which are the most popular spots in Toronto for running or biking. Mapbox’s Garrett Miller and Eric Fischer have your answer. The developers collaborated on a snazzy-looking map that shows where […]

NEWS: Toronto cyclists rally behind pitch for lower speed limits

For those who commute on two wheels, safer streets are slower streets. Cyclists in Toronto are rallying behind a provincial proposal to reduce residential speed limits, saying the change would mean fewer fatalities. “The number one way to reduce fatalities and serious injures is to lower the speed limit,” said Cycle Toronto director Jared Kolb. More: Toronto […]

NEWS: Toronto cyclists gear up for ‘coldest’ ride

Cyclist Jared Kolb insists “there’s no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothing.” The director of Cycle Toronto bikes throughout the year and will be on hand Saturday to lead the city’s annual Coldest Day of the Year Ride. “It’s really a celebration of winter cycling, and an opportunity for people who don’t normally ride in […]

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