One of Canada’s top squash players has died after being hit by a car while cycling in Toronto. Squash Canada confirmed in a release that Ottawa’s Adrian Dudzicki died from injuries sustained in an accident on Wednesday when a vehicle struck him as he rode his bicycle to the National Squash Academy. Dudzicki, 23, was [...]
Great how-to from Torontoist on biking in the winter, and I’m obviously adding this link to our How-To Page. Winter is on the way, meaning soon you’ll have no choice but to stop riding your bike and start spending a bunch of money on TTC fare. Or, you know, you could not do that. If [...]
A fantastic article about two very different philosophies when someone is is killed on a bicycle. The driver who hit Burgess Hu never saw him. She was making a right turn, and the police assume she was looking left. In other words, she wasn’t looking where she was going. As he biked into the driveway [...]
I have no words. I blame anyone against bikelanes, anywhere. Anyone who doesn’t think people should be safe no matter what mode of transportation they use is an awful person. The group had gathered at Spadina Ave. and Dundas St. W. to chain a white “ghost bike” to a lamppost as a memorial to 25-year-old [...]
Dear Ottawa: If the Ontario Coroner is calling for truck sideguards, there IS enough evidence that they save lives. The Ontario Coroner uses evidence-based decision making. Ontario’s coroner renewed calls for mandatory side guards on trucks Wednesday, hours after a 25-year-old woman was crushed almost to death beneath the wheels of a truck in downtown [...]
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 in Canada. It follows the deaths of several cyclists who died beneath the wheels of big trucks in Toronto and elsewhere. Cambridge, [...]
I know Meghan. She would not make this up. A Toronto cyclist alleges she was almost hit by Police Chief Bill Blair’s SUV after it swerved into a bike lane. Meghan Orlinski was biking to class at Ryerson University Wednesday around 12 p.m. When she crossed the intersection at University Avenue and College Street and [...]
When Jeff Taylor was hit by a car door while riding his bike in June, his fall was cushioned by a bulletproof vest. … Unlike the force he has served on for more than 20 years, Taylor thinks police should track the crashes. On Aug. 8, he sent a strongly worded email to the Toronto [...]
When it came out that Toronto Police weren’t tracking “dooring” incidents, one Toronto man and coder decided he’d build a system to allow everyone to submit dooring incidents. Check out Doored!.
So… yes.. this is good. Failing to remain at the scene of an accident is awful and I’m glad this person was charged. BUT.. this happens SO MANY times to cyclists. Cars clip them and then just drive away, leaving the cyclists hurt and bleeding in the street. Even when license plate numbers are recorded [...]
The Insurance Bureau of Canada estimates that an average of six pedestrians are hit each day in Toronto, a city that also has the highest number of cyclist collisions in the country. Automobile drivers, bicyclists and pedestrians are all at risk of injury when navigating Toronto streets but many don’t think ahead about how to [...]
Vancouver’s Velo Vision: Safe Biking for All Ages from Streetfilms on Vimeo. Great video from Streetfilms about biking on our west coast.
Haven’t been on a bicycle since you were 9? Hoping to brush up on your skills? Join us and Ward 32 Councillor Mary-Margaret McMahon at Main Library on Monday, October 22nd from 6:30 – 8:15pm for our interactive Street Smarts Workshop. We’ll cover the many reasons to ride, address the obstacles to riding, review safe [...]
One of the most ambitious studies of bicycle injuries ever conducted in Canada has reach a conclusion that won’t surprise anyone who rides to work: It is far safer to travel on a physically separated bike lane than on busy city streets. The research, led by Prof. Kay Teschke of the University of British Columbia’s [...]
Streetcar tracks may be a factor in almost a third of all bicycle crashes in Toronto, new research suggests. Of 276 Toronto cyclists interviewed, 90 reported that streetcar tracks were directly involved in their crashes, says Kay Teschke, a professor in the University of British Columbia’s School of Population and Public Health. About half [...]
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