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OH YEAH! General Motors starts a bikesharing program for employees!

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Unexpected, but awesome! Faced with a serious transportation problem on its sprawling technical center campus in a Detroit suburb, General Motors Co. has turned to a solution that predates cars – bicycles. GM has launched a bike share program for 19,000 employees at its Warren Technical Center. It will help them navigate the 61 buildings […]


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OH YEAH! Is That an E-Bike?

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I’m not opposed to e-bikes… just the ones that look like scooters and no one ever pedals.  This one on the other hand… is beautiful! Less than 0.5 percent of bicycle sales in the US are e-bikes. Last year in Germany, e-bikes were the fastest growing bike category with 410,000 e-bikes sold, 7.9 percent of […]


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NEWSFLASH: E-Bikes are the furthest thing from “hip”

This guy is doing “biking to work” wrong if he shows up all sweaty.  Especially during this cool summer we’ve had.   His commute is a few kilometres and he can’t do it on a real bike?  I bike farther than him and have knee and back problems.  I take my commute easy though. That […]


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NEWS: Two face street-racing charges after cyclist killed

It’s my personal opinion that if you operate a motor vehicle in any way that causes the death of a human being, that is akin to murder, or at least manslaughter.  It doesn’t matter if it was an accident.  You had a responsibility to operate the vehicle safely, and you didn’t. Two drivers who police […]


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NEWS: Toronto’s 50 most dangerous intersections for cyclists

Bikes + Data = Win.  Will the city use this information to make these 50 intersections safer for non-driving taxpayers?  My gut says no. Adrian Verster was just a humble data geek until his girlfriend got hit by a pickup truck. The crash — which left her with a concussion and memory loss — spurred […]


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TRANSIT: Toronto’s New Streetcar includes spots for bikes

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With a dedicated spot for bikes: It’s just three more sleeps until Toronto’s new streetcars roll out on the 510 Spadina line, and during a media event today, the TTC showed off some of the vehicle’s modern features at the Hillcrest rail yard on Bathurst Street. The new ride is packed with technological bells and […]


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NEWS: Several cyclists hurt near dangerous part of road on Lakeshore

Several people riding along Lakeshore Blvd W. near Carlaw Ave. have been injured after their tires got caught in railroad tracks that intersect with the bike lanes. On Sunday, two cyclists fell after their wheels got caught in pieces of rubber covering the railroad tracks. One man had to be taken to hospital by ambulance. “How […]


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NEWS: Family appeals to cyclists to help find missing woman

Catherine “Kit” Currie, 50, vanished from her home in the city’s west end two weeks ago after suffering a mental health episode. The Toronto woman’s family believes she may be alone and afraid — possibly living off the land in the Don Valley — so they’re appealing to the city’s cycling community to help them […]


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INFRASTRUCTURE: Chorley Park Switchback offers access to beautiful piece of Toronto

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This protest is crazy.  During the recent provincial election, there were more anti-switchback signs on lawns than election signs. A battle for access to our shared city is currently being fought in one of Toronto’s most beautiful places. Just north of the Don Valley Brickworks a sign stuck in the tall grass next to the […]


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NEWS: Bike Share Toronto Data Released

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Toronto Bike Share users have made 285,384 trips so far in 2014, criss-crossing the city via a network of 80 bicycle docks. In June alone, they pedalled 237,723 kilometres — burning an estimated six million calories in the process — and offset more than 100,000 pounds of carbon. The numbers are courtesy of Alta Bicycle […]


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