We call out careless car drivers for the things they do that make cyclists’ daily commutes that much more treacherous. Given the prohibitive expense of operating a car in Toronto, you’d think drivers would be crazy-cautious and studiously focussed on the task at hand to avoid anything that might involve either a mechanic or an [...]
Note from Joe: I requested that Hyedie re-post this excellent post here on BikingToronto. I frankly can not believe that Hyedie is getting flack for organizing a very successful series of bike rides. Yes, they’re only for females, but so what? Almost *everything* in the cycling world is male dominated, and Hyedie is trying to [...]
Yesterday, we asked a question on Twitter: Today’s the last day of August. Tell us why you’re looking forward to biking in the fall in Toronto! Here are some of the responses we received… let them inspire you to do lots of biking in our great city in (arguably) the best season for biking. because [...]
A couple weeks ago I posted an opinion piece entitled “The Last Thing Toronto Needs is More Cyclists” and attempted to make the point that any Torontonian should not be labeled, stereotyped or pigeonholed based on the type of transportation they like to use. The post fostered much discussion, both among people who understood what [...]
It’s a controversial post title, isn’t it? However, it’s true. BikingToronto member Todd pointed me towards a great article over on Publicola about how if we want our cities to be more bike-friendly, we need less “cyclists” and more “people who ride bikes”. Essentially, the point of the article is that no one should be [...]
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