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OH YEAH! Toronto sets 30 km/h speed limit for downtown residential streets

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Following up on the post from yesterday, a good first step to making our streets safer: On Monday evening, members of Toronto-East York community council voted unanimously to reduce speed to 30 km/h, … [Read more...]

NEWS: Walking, biking the deadliest commutes in Toronto

Five people have been killed by collisions with the St. Clair streetcar since November 2013.

Surprise!  Drivers are inattentive and cause the majority of collisions. One of the more encouraging parts of the report is what McKeown calls the “safety in numbers effect.” “As more people cycle … [Read more...]

OH YEAH! 30 km/h limits likely for local downtown streets

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Whether drivers will abide by new speed limits is another question, but this is a great first step. On Monday evening, councillors in the Toronto-East York community council convene for a special … [Read more...]

NEWS: Toronto cyclists hold ‘die-in’ at Nathan Phillips Square

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Cyclists gathered at Nathan Phillips Square on Friday morning to protest three fatal collisions involving cyclists in the past several weeks. CBC's Linda Ward reported from the scene that cyclists … [Read more...]

NEWS: Adam Excell, cyclist killed in Toronto, mourned in Halifax

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Friends in Halifax will hold a memorial bike ride Saturday for Adam Excell, a former resident who died in an apparent hit-and-run in Toronto last weekend. Excell loved active living, photography … [Read more...]

NEWS: Toronto’s deadly streets: City must unite around safer roads

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Everyone is a pedestrian, but they never speak with one voice. That’s the message from Walk Toronto’s Dylan Reid, who’s calling for change in the wake of an alarming increase in road … [Read more...]

NEWS: Halifax cyclist Adam Excell, killed in Toronto accident, lived for the outdoors

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The 26-year-old was on his bike Saturday night, heading home from his latest camping trip in Pennsylvania, when he was struck and killed in a hit-and-run at the intersection of Avenue Rd. and … [Read more...]

NEWS: Downtown Toronto to get more separated bike lanes

New bike lanes on Richmond, Adelaide and Simcoe Streets.

A recommendation to extend separated bike lanes on downtown Richmond and Adelaide Sts. breezed through Toronto’s public works committee.Councillors gave a unanimous green light to the city staff … [Read more...]

DATA: Toronto bicycle collisions mapped over 25 years

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Bicycles plus data.  I'm in heaven. The Globe's bicycle data tracker maps 25 years of collision information from Toronto's Traffic Safety Unit. Add your own markers to highlight dangerous … [Read more...]

GETTING LEGAL: Ontario Cyclists Affected by Changes to the Highway Traffic Act

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Note: Singer Kwinter will be contributing a few posts to BikingToronto in June in honour of Brain Injury Awareness Month.   Ontario recently passed a number of changes to the Highway … [Read more...]