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Two Things you can do to Support the Fort York Bridge

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This information is from Save the Fort York Bridge , who is publicizing the following to help drum up support for overturning the decision to scrap the beautiful pedestrian and cyclist bridge planned for Fort York: 1. 1000 Letters to Mayor. The Battle Is On To Save The Fort York Bridge https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=144787658927784 Thu May 12 between […]

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Join the Email Campaign to save the Fort York Bridge

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You may remember our post from a couple weeks ago when the Public Works Committee decided that a beautiful pedestrian and cyclist bridge that would link historic Fort York (and waterfront neighbourhoods) to the park system and neighbourhoods north of the railway tracks along the waterfront) cost too much money and it would be better […]

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The Strange Tale of the Politics of Separated Bikelanes

Denzil Minnan-Wong

The National Post has an interesting article about Seinfeld-esque Bizarro World that is forming around the issue of separated bikelanes in Toronto. Denzil Minnan-Wong, head of the Public Works and Infrastructure Committee, is pushing a plan of 4 streets in downtown Toronto having physically-separate bikelanes to ensure safety for cyclists (which includes novice and tourist […]

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Public Works Committee Kills Fort York Bridge

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The dismantling of Toronto continues, sadly, with the Public Works Committee nixing plans for a beautiful cyclist and pedestrian bridge (above) meant to link Fort York to neighbourhoods and parks north of the rail corridor. Even though financing for the bridge is already budgeted, Councillor David Shiner, a Rob Ford ally who subscribes to the […]

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How to Save the Cycling Committee

Full House at April 21, 2011 Executive Committee, photo by Yvonne Bambrick

This is a guest post by Anthony Humphreys, a father of two daughters who lives in South Etobicoke and is a Toronto cycling advocate. Anthony attended the City of Toronto Executive Committee meeting on Wed, April 20th concerning the elimination of 21 citizen advisory committees. From my perspective, yesterday’s Executive Committee meeting went “Not well”. […]

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Why the Cycling Advisory Committee should be Saved

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On Thursday, we told you that Rob Ford’s City Hall wants to shut down 21 advisory committees (committees that cost virtually no money and take advantage of volunteer work by passionate citizens in areas such as cycling, pedestrian safety, childrens services and economic development just to name a few). Tammy Thorne (pictured at right), editor […]

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City Hall wants to shut down Cycling Advisory Committee

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It was rumoured to be happening, but now it’s official… the Rob Ford Regime wants to shut down the Cycling Advisory Committee .  The Cycling Committee is not the only one facing the axe… it is one of 21 committees (PDF) to be shut down… committees that are formed by experts in their chosen field […]

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Councillor Stintz Wants to Target 5% of Cyclists Who Use Sidewalks

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From CBC News: A Toronto city councillor wants the city to enforce a bylaw barring bicycles from the sidewalks. Coun. Karen Stintz says there’s already a bylaw on the books, but it’s never enforced. She says in her midtown ward she hears lots of complaints from pedestrians who are upset they have to battle for […]

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Video: Don Cherry and his Pinko Rant

Left-Wing Pinko I Bike T.O. Shirt

Heard about Don Cherry’s rant against Pinkos the other day?  Want to see if in full pink0-suit colour? I’m wondering if he thinks that all Pinkos ride bicycles, or that anyone who rides a bicycle is a Pinko. Hmmm. Check out the shirts we made yesterday. They’re unisex, they’re v-neck, they’re made by American Apparel. […]

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Don Cherry insults Cyclists as Rob Ford Sworn in as Mayor

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Today marks the end of Rob Ford’s first week in office (only 3 years, 51 weeks to go) and it was a doozy. For some reason, Ford had Don Cherry of Hockey Night in Canada put the Chain of Office around his neck today at City Council (something usually done by the City Clerk), and […]

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On The Blogs: Rob Ford and Toronto’s Political Spectrum

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Blogger Michael Holloway has an interesting post about the possibility that mayor-elect Rob Ford will take Toronto down the road from civic power to corporate power: The over all strategy is to reduce government power in favour of corporate power, and this was made very evident on election night when the first words out of […]

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On The Blogs: Rob Ford, Art Inspiration

Rob Ford Inspires the Arts

Over on the Cyclops blog, there’s a nice little post about the art that is being inspired by noted bikelane “hesitant” (I’d say opponent, but he’s admitted that bikelanes are appropriate in places like downtown, where lots of people bike) mayor-elect Rob Ford: Say what you will about Rob Ford, but you’ve gotta give him […]

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On The Blogs: Toronto’s Cyclists with an Anti-Bike Mayor

Toronto Cycling Community in a Non-Bike Friendly Environment

Nodders talks about what Rob Ford’s election means for the Toronto Cycling Community.  Does the “Community” need to re-position itself and move from a “Share the Road!” message to a “More Bikes = Less Cars = Less Congestion” message? I think that cycling advocates need to seriously consider how they position their messaging in a […]

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How To Deal with an Anti-Cycling Mayor?

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Toronto is waking up this morning with an “Oh My Gawd, what have we done?” look on it’s face. More people voted for noted anti-cyclist mayoral candidate Rob Ford than any other (but not the rest of them combined, it should be noted) yesterday, meaning that on Dec. 1st, he’ll become mayor. Now that the […]

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Your Guide to Voting in Toronto Today

How Bike-Friendly is your City Councillor?

It feels as though the municipal election campaign has been going on forever, but we’re finally at Election Day.  Remember to get out there and vote. Your City Councillors: We put together a cool graph (to the right and below, click to enlarge) a few weeks ago that documents how bike-friendly a bunch of Councillors […]

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