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Truck side guards should be mandatory: Olivia Chow

The NDP transportation critic has renewed her calls for the federal government to implement a private members bill she introduced in the House of Commons to make side guards mandatory on heavy trucks … [Read more...]

#CycleON: Is Ontario’s cycling strategy all talk?

It's a good vision... but without money and commitment, it's only a vision.  Let's make it a reality, please? It would be easy to dismiss Ontario’s new cycling strategy with a cynical, “So, what?” … [Read more...]

Toronto’s 5 fittest city councillors do it by bike

Great article from the Star about Toronto's 5 fittest councillors. The best part, unsurprisingly, is that 4 of them stay fit by making cycling a regular part of their lives. I've excepted parts … [Read more...]

Bixi Toronto to be saved by public toilet money?


Interesting financial goings-on down at City Hall: The chair of Toronto council’s public works committee has come up with a way to prevent the Bixi bike-sharing company from swirling down the drain: … [Read more...]

Making Toronto World Class: Purchase & Expand BIXI


While Toronto City Hall has dithered over the future of BIXI Toronto, something amazing has happened south of the border: New York City has launched CitiBike with 6,000 bikes and 400 stations. In its … [Read more...]

Karen Stintz ticketed for running stop sign on bike


Go Karen Stintz!  I love that the Chair of the TTC chooses to bike to work!  As a long-time Leafs fan, I also have newfound respect for  former Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment chief executive … [Read more...]

Cyclist petitions Rob Ford to bike for a day

Cyclist petitions Rob Ford to bike for a day

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 … [Read more...]

Jarvis bike lane latest in City Hall’s symbolic struggles


Down at City Hall, they chase gravy trains and fight a war on (or for) the car—and show respect for certain areas of the city by promising their residents underground transit. At some point, it seems … [Read more...]

Pharmacy Bikelane being Erased


BlogTO has a post today about the removal of the Pharmacy Ave. bikelane.  The Birchmount bikelane is also due to be removed thanks to the backwards-looking decision of Rob Ford's regime at City … [Read more...]

Councillor Josh Matlow to ask for higher bikelane parking fines


City Council is meeting this coming Wednesday (Sept. 21st) and Councillor Josh Matlow (Ward 22, St. Pauls) has a proposal on the agenda by substantially increasing the fine (to $500) for parking on … [Read more...]

Jack Layton, 1950-2011

Jack & Olivia & Pride

My most vivid memory from my many years of riding in the Ride for Heart is riding along and having a tandem bike come up along beside me.  I thought nothing of it other than "cool! a tandem!" until I … [Read more...]

The Future of the Jarvis Bikelanes

Jarvis Bikelanes

The future of the Jarvis bikelanes is being decided today (or maybe tomorrow) by City Council. If you can't make it to City Hall in person today (or tomorrow),  you can watch the activities of … [Read more...]