Time: Wednesday, May 29 at 10:00 am – 3:00 pm Location: Halton Region Summary: A 65 or 83km ride from Schomberg to lunch in the village of Hockley. Read the full post: “Schomberg to Alliston / Hockley Ride” on the BikeMonth website .
Stakeholder meeting seeks input on how bylaws should classify electric bicycles. Cyclists, e-bikers agree to disagree. Read the full post: “Cyclists, e-bikers spar over bike lanes” on the Toronto Star.
Spare a thought this spring for your local wrench. Consider how Derek Chadbourne and Brad Annis of The Bike Joint on Harbord Street, east of Ossington Avenue, will spend their first perfect cycling days. When they arrive at 8 a.m., two or three cyclists will already be waiting outside for repairs that will “just take [...]
The mere act of cycling in Toronto can seem like a crusade for freedom. We have a godzilla-esque mayor who erases existing infrastructure (read: Jarvis bike lanes) with what many cyclists would characterize as reckless abandon. In London, meanwhile, mayor Boris Johnson is happily skipping about building BIKE HIGHWAYS and talking about how said highways [...]
If you’ve had your bike locked up in the same on-street location for a while, now might be a good time to move it. Photo by moonstream, from the Torontoist Flickr Pool. If you see someone attacking a bike lock with an angle grinder at some point over the course of the next month or [...]
One Toronto cyclist is trying to get Rob Ford to bike a mile in her shoes. “Mayor Rob Ford has lots of opinions about cycling in Toronto but has he ever ridden our streets?” asks Candice Anderson. The cyclist and blogger has started an online petition encouraging the mayor to give pedal power a try [...]
The Insurance Bureau of Canada estimates that an average of six pedestrians are hit each day in Toronto, a city that also has the highest number of cyclist collisions in the country. Automobile drivers, bicyclists and pedestrians are all at risk of injury when navigating Toronto streets but many don’t think ahead about how to [...]
Toronto businesses see BIXI as an important service for attracting customers and making commuting easier. Cycle Toronto is excited to launch our Businesses for BIXI Expansion petition. Cycle Toronto calls on all businesses that want BIXI stations in their neighbourhoods to sign on and encourage City Council to support a timely expansion to all places [...]
We reported on Monday that Bixi Toronto had sent emails out to subscribers with the option of renewing their memberships early to lock in 2012 prices (ie. $95/year, plus tax). It was not evident then what kind of price increases were in store for 2013. I emailed Bixi and City Staff to find out what [...]
According to an email I received today, Bixi is raising it’s rental rates. The current rates are $5 for 24 hours; $12 for 72 hours; $40 for 30 days and $95 for a year. There seems to be no information regarding what the new rates will be online yet. I’ve emailed Bixi and city staff [...]
During the 1960’s and 1970’s, the bicycle was the most popular product in China. Bicycles were often given as wedding gifts, and in 1986, US President George HW Bush received two bicycles as a gift from Beijing. The country was known as “bicycle kingdom” and the vast majority of the population used bicycles to get [...]
Few cyclists would dispute the claim that Toronto needs more bike lanes. In 2012, we saw a net gain of exactly zero kilometres of new bike lanes, thanks to the removal of the Jarvis lane and the introduction of the separated Sherbourne lane. We are lagging far behind scheduled progress outlined in the City of [...]
Does Toronto need a citizen’s advocacy group for walking? An ever-increasing number of people walk in Toronto, for commuting or for pleasure — it is now the most common way to get to work in some parts of downtown. Meanwhile, studies are showing that in parts of the suburbs, obesity and diabetes are more prevalent [...]
Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam doesn’t want the legacy of Toronto’s Pan Am Games, America’s biggest celebration of sport and athletics, to be just bricks and mortar. The best way of fostering a healthy legacy, she says, is to organize community and activity building events that continue long after the athletes have left town. Enter the ciclovia. [...]
Upon leaving Union Station last Friday night, Metro City Hall columnist (and 2011 Mensch of the Year finalist) Matt Elliott found himself being mocked by a group of drunk guys when they saw him grab a BIXI. “What are you doing renting a bike?” they asked. They had a point: It was snowing, -8 degrees, [...]
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