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Councillor Josh Matlow to ask for higher bikelane parking fines

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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...]

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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...]

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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...]

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72% of Torontonians want Separated Bikelanes downtown

Photo of Montreal Bikelane by Bikeroo

The headline for this Toronto Star article is about opposition to road tolls to pay for Mayor Ford's enormous (and unfunded) subway plans, but if you read past the first few paragraphs, you'll see … [Read more...]

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Despite Campaign, Fort York Bridge proclaimed Dead

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The Fort York Pedestrian and Cyclist Bridge is, for all intents and purposes, dead. Some background, in case you haven't been following along: You may remember our post from a couple weeks ago … [Read more...]

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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 … [Read more...]

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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 … [Read more...]

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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 … [Read more...]

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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 … [Read more...]

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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 … [Read more...]