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GETTING LEGAL: What are your rights as a cyclist in Toronto?


Note: For this post contributed by Singer Kwinter, I asked them to summarize cyclists' legal rights.  I hear far too many stories about cyclists in accidents that are intimidated by a system that … [Read more...]

NEWS: Toronto councillor pushes stiffer penalties for hitting, injuring cyclists


A Toronto city councillor wants the province to get tough with drivers who injure and kill vulnerable road users. Mary-Margaret McMahon, who was hit by a vehicle while cycling in July 2014, has … [Read more...]

NEWS: Chris Harper, cyclist killed in Milton, focus of crowdfunding campaign


After a popular teacher and father of five was killed while cycling this weekend, an online campaign has sprung up to help his family. Oakville's Chris Harper, a 50-year-old married father of two … [Read more...]

NEWS: Too many cyclists being hit by doors


Doorings are a common occurrence on Toronto’s streets, and the results can be fatal. In 2008, a driver doored a 57-year-old man, throwing the cyclist into oncoming traffic, where he was struck by … [Read more...]

VISION ZERO: A Road Safety Plan for Toronto


Go read this right now at Dandyhorse.  Any politician who votes against Vision Zero is effectively voting FOR people dying on the streets.  Your kids, your friends, and you. Is Vision Zero, the … [Read more...]

OH YEAH! Toronto sets 30 km/h speed limit for downtown residential streets


Following up on the post from yesterday, a good first step to making our streets safer: On Monday evening, members of Toronto-East York community council voted unanimously to reduce speed to 30 km/h, … [Read more...]

NEWS: Walking, biking the deadliest commutes in Toronto

Five people have been killed by collisions with the St. Clair streetcar since November 2013.

Surprise!  Drivers are inattentive and cause the majority of collisions. One of the more encouraging parts of the report is what McKeown calls the “safety in numbers effect.” “As more people cycle … [Read more...]

OH YEAH! 30 km/h limits likely for local downtown streets


Whether drivers will abide by new speed limits is another question, but this is a great first step. On Monday evening, councillors in the Toronto-East York community council convene for a special … [Read more...]

GETTING LEGAL: Rules to Promote Safety on Trails


Note: Singer Kwinter will be contributing a few posts to BikingToronto in June in honour of Brain Injury Awareness Month.  For more information about head injuries, check out The Brain Injury … [Read more...]

NEWS: Toronto cyclists hold ‘die-in’ at Nathan Phillips Square


Cyclists gathered at Nathan Phillips Square on Friday morning to protest three fatal collisions involving cyclists in the past several weeks. CBC's Linda Ward reported from the scene that cyclists … [Read more...]

NEWS: Halifax cyclist Adam Excell, killed in Toronto accident, lived for the outdoors

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The 26-year-old was on his bike Saturday night, heading home from his latest camping trip in Pennsylvania, when he was struck and killed in a hit-and-run at the intersection of Avenue Rd. and … [Read more...]

EVENT: Protect the Lives of People Who Ride: Die-in at City Hall


Friday morning, 830 AM. City Hall. 3 people riding bicycles were killed in Toronto in the last 2 weeks. Please join us Friday morning at 830am at Nathan Phillips Square and show solidarity with … [Read more...]