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PREACH: Why are these bicycling models not wearing helmets?

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Excellent piece.  Biking isn't dangerous.  Not wearing a helmet isn't dangerous.  Wear one or don't wear one if you want.  It's up to you. That’s more or less what the infamous helmet debate has … [Read more...]

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NEWS: Toronto’s First Step to Reduce Pedestrian Fatalities

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The Vision Zero agenda holds that no traffic fatality is acceptable, and recommends using a combination of education, legislation, and redesigned infrastructure to create safer streets and roads for … [Read more...]

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NEWS: Toronto’s Director of Sustainable Transportation doored

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Toronto's director of transit and sustainable transportation, Hilary Holden, was doored last night near Beford and Bloor (right by Mayor Tory's home).  She's okay, thankfully. Reached the day after … [Read more...]

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INFRASTRUCTURE: Study Finds Sharrows Don’t Make Streets Safer

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Sharrows.  Painted bicycle symbols that do nothing to make roads safer.  Cities install them (and count them as bicycle infrastructure) when they want to look like they're doing something.  Anyone who … [Read more...]

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MUST READ: In our system you can kill a cyclist, pay $500

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A must read piece in the Star about how the recent travesty of justice in the Tom Samson case is just the tip of the iceberg.  Most drivers who kill someone with their car pay a few hundred bucks in … [Read more...]

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NEWS: Humanity ‘disgusted’ by sentence in Tom Samson case

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There's a HUGE problem with these stories, and that it marks off and confines the disgust to "Toronto Cyclists".  How about "People who value human life"? I often feel the media, in pursuit of easy … [Read more...]

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NEWS: Toronto man to serve three months for hit-and-run that killed cyclist

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I'm not going to comment because it would just be a lot of swearing.  Basically, if you're not in a car, the system says your life is worth nothing. A Toronto driver who hit a bicyclist and left … [Read more...]

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NEWS: Will Toronto Commit To Eliminating Traffic Fatalities?

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At a press conference in North York this morning, Public Works Chair Jaye Robinson (Ward 26, Don Valley West) announced that Toronto would implement some version of Vision Zero. Vision Zero is the … [Read more...]

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NEWS: Will 2016 be the year Toronto gets serious about road safety?

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It's really disappointing that this article includes a quote from Toronto's manager of transportation, who seems to think that 64 deaths per year is somehow acceptable. Despite the high number of … [Read more...]

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Vision Zero: Could we end deaths on the street?

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It can happen in an instant — a moment of distraction, a surge of speed — and a life is lost and others are affected forever. Thirty-four people have been killed in traffic collisions in the … [Read more...]

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