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INFRASTRUCTURE: Self-Righteous Drivers still trying to drive in separated bikelanes.

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If a car might fit somewhere, a driver will try and fit it there.  The above was spotted in the brand new separated Wellesley bikelanes at Yonge.   Via: Seen today at Yonge and Wellesley



Still we ride? Checking out Toronto’s dwindling Critical Mass

Is Critical Mass in Toronto dying?  A victim of it’s own refusal to be part of the system?  It’s hard to make something successful if you don’t promote it. The local ‘zine community helped to spread the word—and still does. But only a loosely organized Facebook group currently exists to ‘promote’ the ride. But to […]



INFRASTRUCTURE: Wellesley West gets separated bikelanes

Photoso are surfacing of the new separated lane on Wellesley west.  This photo looks to be looking east on Wellesley from Bay. Look: a bike path that’s physically separated from traffic! Now that wasn’t so bad, was it? via John Lorinc on Twitter



NEWS: Toronto to spend $650,000 to plow snowy bike lanes

Finally.  It’s about time the city devoted a bit of money (it works out to less than 1% of the snow-clearing budget) to this. Year-round cyclists in Toronto will have an easier commute next winter, as the city has drafted a plan to to plow its bike lanes.The move comes as the city is renegotiating […]



NEWS: Bike Share Toronto expansion coming in 2015 with TD sponsorship

WOOOOOOOO! The City of Toronto will install 20 additional bike share stations in time for the 2015 Pan Am Games and continue to expand into high-density areas in 2016, according to the president of the Toronto Parking Authority. The new stations will be initially situated at Pan Am Games sites, such as the West Don […]



NEWS: John Tory to make Bikeshare announcement

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UPDATE! TD is sponsoring Bikeshare Toronto for the next two years, opening up expansion plans. I just saw the “ticker”/news-scroll on CP24 say that John Tory is about to make an announcement regarding Bikeshare Toronto this morning. Let’s hope it’s like the recent NYC Citibike expansion announcement that came after Alta Bikeshare (the company that […]



INFRASTRUCTURE: More Bollards go in on Richmond

Bollards are good. I like bollards. Pavement temperatures are too cold for painting – the contractors are now installing bollards as this work can be done in colder/wet temperatures. This pic is from Richmond, between York and Duncan. via Chris Bouchard – Photos from Chris Bouchard’s post in City of….



GET INVOLVED: Take the Sunnyside Bike Park Survey

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Take the linked quick survey about Sunnyside Bike Park to help it become/remain a welcoming space for everyone. The survey below is an attempt to gather everyone’s input regarding possible uses of the building.Groups like TORBA, Cycle Toronto, Sunnyside Bike Park Working Group, Ward 13 Bikes and many others including the City and PF&R Parks […]



NEWS: Toronto to narrow traffic lanes in hopes of increasing safety

Wonderful news.  Even without adding bikelanes, narrowing car lanes is a great way to get some drivers to slow down, psychologically. Toronto will narrow many of the city’s traffic lanes in a bid to increase safety by reining in speeds while freeing up space for bicycle lanes or wider sidewalks.The city has just finished a new […]



What Happened at the 2014 Toronto Bike Awards?

Dandyhorse Magazine has a good write-up of Thursday evening.  Check out the videos. The City and Cycle Toronto presented five Toronto Bicycle Friendly Business awards last night at the 13th annual Toronto Bike Awards. The winners included: Featherstone Two Wheels Green Delivery, Timbuk2 Toronto Designs, Bike Sauce, Steam Whistle Brewing and St. Michael’s Hospital. More: 2014 Toronto […]