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GRAPHIC: Safety Nannies vs. Fear

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Saw this on Copenhagenize’s twitter feed.  Agree completely.

DEATH CAB: Toronto Cabbies to ILLEGALLY use Tablets instead of Radio Dispatch

Everyone (including me) who bikes in Toronto has a story about a cab driver hitting them.  At the least, you’ve had a near miss with one, because taxi drivers are always in a rush and do not abide by any laws.  Passing a cyclist with inches (or less) to spare.  Sure. U-turns where U-turns are […]

NEWS: Top 10 worst intersections for cyclists, vehicles in Toronto

The City of Toronto has identified its top 10 worst intersections for collisions involving cyclists, and those for other vehicles.For cyclists, the following intersections had the highest rate of collisions over a five-year period from 2009 to 2013 in descending order: Queen Street West at Claremont Street / Niagara Street Grace Street at College Street […]

NEWS: Cyclist dead after collision in Scarborough

A male cyclist has died after being struck by a vehicle in Scarborough, Toronto Paramedic Services confirm. The collision occurred around 2:15 p.m., on Warden Ave., near Bertrand Ave., north of Eglinton Ave. E., according to paramedics. The man, whose exact age is unknown but paramedics say is middle-aged, was found without vital signs. He […]

NEWS: Cyclict suffers serious head injury in collision with streetcar

A middle-aged male cyclist is the third person to be struck by a TTC streetcar in less than three weeks.Paramedics responded to a call of a cyclist hit by a streetcar on Queen St. W. near Spadina Ave. shortly before 1:30 a.m.The cyclist was taken to hospital with a serious head injury, said EMS. More: Cyclict […]

Cyclist struck, seriously injured at Shaw and Dundas

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A man in his 20s was taken to hospital with serious injuries after he was struck by a vehicle while riding his bike in the city’s west end. It happened around 1:30 a.m. as the man was riding his bike at Dundas and Shaw streets. More: Cyclist struck, seriously injured in west end | CP24.com.

NEWS: Two face street-racing charges after cyclist killed

It’s my personal opinion that if you operate a motor vehicle in any way that causes the death of a human being, that is akin to murder, or at least manslaughter.  It doesn’t matter if it was an accident.  You had a responsibility to operate the vehicle safely, and you didn’t. Two drivers who police […]

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, […]

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 […]

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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