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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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June is Brain Injury Awareness Month

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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.   June is Brain Injury Awareness Month In Ontario. The overlap between Brain Injury Awareness Month and Toronto Bike Month presents a unique opportunity to share a […]


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Star squash player killed in accident on Wednesday

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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 […]


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How to Bike Through a Toronto Winter

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 […]


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How To Hold Drivers Accountable

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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 […]


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Ghost bike left on Spadina for Carla Warrilow

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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 […]


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Ontario coroner calls for side guards on trucks; Ottawa says no

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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 […]


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Truck side guards should be mandatory: Olivia Chow

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, […]


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Cyclist almost hit by police chief’s vehicle

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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 […]


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“Doored” Toronto cop wants police to track incidents

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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 […]


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