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NEWS: Dozens of Toronto cyclists have been doored since November

Cyclists have reported being “doored” 62 times since November, according to Toronto police, the first public tally of a statistic the force began tracking last year. “Dooring,” which occurs when a stopped car suddenly opens its door and hits a cyclist, is among the worst fears of urban bike riders. From 2012 until November 2013, […]


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SAFETY: Concerns prompt recall of thousands of bike helmets

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Health Canada says thousands of bike and skateboard helmets are being voluntarily recalled due to a potential safety hazard. It says FGL Sports Ltd. is recalling its helmets sold under the Capix Evo and Capix Jr Evo brands as a precautionary measure due to a manufacturing defect that may cause cracks near rivets securing the […]


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INFRASTRUCTURE: Why College Street is Toronto cyclists’ ‘dooring zone’

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Why is College a dooring zone? Because they painted the bikelane right beside parked cars.   Maybe it’s time to (and I’m just brainstorming out of the box here) move the bikelane from right beside the parked cars and put it next to the streetcar tracks, with flex-bollards on each side, making it a protected […]


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SAFETY: Your Best Defence

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Guest Post by Ari J. Singer, Singer Kwinter Personal Injury Lawyers Note: Singer Kwinter will be contributing a few posts to BikingToronto in June in honour of Brain Injury Awareness Month.   Bike riders are especially vulnerable on the roads; no bike rider is going to win in an accident with a motor vehicle. The best defence is to […]


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VIDEO: Do you know the ABCD Quick Check?

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I’m good friends with Michelle Johnston, a certified CAN-Bike instructor and the founder of Working Well, which aims to create healthy workplace cultures.  She has started a series of Bike Safety How-To Videos on the Working Well YouTube Channel. She’s back with a 3rd video and blog post on a quick way to do a safety check on your bicycle. View […]


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Cyclists and the Highway Traffic Act: Reducing the risk of accidents

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Guest Post by Nga T. Dang, Singer Kwinter Personal Injury Lawyers Note: Singer Kwinter will be contributing a few posts to BikingToronto in June in honour of Brain Injury Awareness Month.   During Toronto Bike Month, as well as Brain Injury Awareness Month, it is important to increase awareness regarding laws that cyclists are required to obey. Accidents between […]


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Head Injuries & Cycling Safety

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  Guest Post by Veronica S. Marson, Singer Kwinter Personal Injury Lawyers Note: Singer Kwinter will be contributing a few posts to BikingToronto in June in honour of Brain Injury Awareness Month.   During Toronto Bike Month, it is important to keep in mind some safety issues that arise while cycling in the city. The per capita […]


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VIDEO: 3 Great Reasons for Cycling gloves

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I’m good friends with Michelle Johnston, the founder of Working Well, which aims to create healthy workplace cultures.  She has started a series of Bike Safety How-To Videos on the Working Well YouTube Channel. The first video was on ensuring your helmet is fitting properly. Here’s the second – 3 great reasons to wear cycling gloves.  


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VIDEO: Don’t Be a Jerk – Yield to Pedestrians

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From the Big Apple, but totally appropriate here in Toronto too. Sharing the road isn’t just for cars.  It’s for cyclists too.  Blowing through reds isn’t only like giving a finger to other road users (drivers, pedestrians, other cyclists) but puts pedestrians in danger. Slow down. This isn’t the Tour de France. Stop and take […]


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VIDEO: The 2-4-1 Method for Bicycle Helmet Safety

I’m good friends with Michelle Johnston, the founder of Working Well, which aims to create healthy workplace cultures.  She has started a series of Bike Safety How-To Videos on the Working Well YouTube Channel. Here’s the first, on ensuring your helmet is fitting properly. Stay tuned for more videos from Michelle, and perhaps even a […]


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