Not only is it a great post about signaling right turns with your left arm (instead of your right), but Duncan’s post on why he signals with his left has also spurred a great little discussion in the comments about the reasons why each method can be useful: It can be easy to forget or [...]
Duncan’s City Ride brings us a cool sheet of tips from Esurance: While modern cyclists have traded in jaunty caps for high-tech helmets and Grand Canyon-sized potholes for smooth, paved streets, the dangers are still what they were in the good old days, which is to say significant. With more and more cars on the [...]
The Partnership for Integration and Sustainable Transportation (a joint initiative of CultureLink Settlement Services and the Toronto Cyclists Union) has launched The Toronto Cyclists Handbook. Read more…
Toronto Cyclist John Spragge has compiled a nice little montage of videos he has taken from his bike to demonstrate safe and unsafe passing by cars and trucks, from a cyclists’ perspective: Thanks John. Great video!
3 am this morning saw a collision at King & Dufferin that resulted in serious injuries to a cyclist, and the vehicle involved left the scene: Toronto police are looking for two suspects after a cyclist was seriously injured in a hit and run incident early Friday. A man on a bicycle was hit by [...]
If I’m not mistaken, that’s Donald Wiedman, founder of Bikes+Transit sporting a fantastic t-shirt you can get here — IBikeTO.org. He’s flanked by June MacDonald on the left and Olivia Chow on the right. Cyclists gathered at Queen’s Park in Toronto to show their support for a bill tabled by Cheri DiNovo that would require [...]
Toronto has a real problem with cars, trucks, police vehicles and everything in between parking in bike lanes. Need proof? Take a look at the new Simcoe Street underpass. Take a look at College Street through the all-seeing lens of Google. Harbord itself is no stranger to bike lane violators, including undercover police. Well, it [...]
Tomorrow (Monday) morning at 8 AM at the intersection of Broadview and Danforth, the Toronto Police Service is launching their latest bicycle safety campaign: On Monday, March 29, 2010, at 8 a.m., 54 Division and 55 Division officers will start a week−long, zero−tolerance bicycle campaign in the Danforth Avenue/Broadview Avenue area. Officers will be enforcing [...]
From the Forums: The Bike Union is reporting that some cyclists are reporting that the police are looking for cycling infractions more recently: http://bikeunion.to/news/2010/03/02/ticket-alert-cyclists-reporting-more-fines-police-attention Have you noticed anything? It’s been the same on my commute (I hardly *ever* see any cops). The Union offers a few good tips too: “Please also note that officers should [...]
Great article from RaiseTheHammer.org: Myth and Reality of Cycling and Safety Too much of the car-vs-bicycle debate is overrun by myths and rank misinformation. Myth: Cyclists don’t pay for the roads and therefore have no right to use them. Reality: Municipal roads are paid for out of property taxes, which are paid by all residents. [...]
Originally posted in the Forum: Nice article in Streetsblog:SF about how cyclists deal with streetcar tracks… Toronto is mentioned as we have some railway tracks with firm rubber flanges (that contract under the weight of a train, but not under a bicycle) and Yvonne Bambrick of the Bike Union is quoted too: In Toronto, where [...]
The Toronto Police Service is starting their annual “Safe Cycling” campaign todayhttp://www.torontopolice.on.ca/newsreleases/pdfs/16648.pdf (PDF file) The campaign begins Monday, June 22, 2009, and concludes on Sunday, June 28, 2009. This one−week Traffic Services initiative is designed to promote awareness and education by reducing the potential for cycling−related injuries. Traffic Services officers, along with Yvonne Bambrick, Executive [...]
DATE: May 20, 2009 TIME: 7:00 pm <!–Where: At over 200 U.S. locations and six other countries –> WHERE: South-east corner of Bloor & Spadina Join cyclists worldwide in a silent slow-paced ride (max. 12 mph/20 kph) in honor of those who have been injured or killed while cycling on public roadways. * To HONOR [...]
Comment on Headlines: Cyclist Hit on Coxwell I wear one headphone on my right ear and not loud. Music helps to pump me up to bike faster or to enjoy the ride when it’s too boring. I am cautious though, looking over my shoulder all time and listening to cars and even other bike bells [...]
You may have seen this news in your local paper, or in yesterday’s “Headlines” post, but in case you haven’t… The driver who opened their car door and hit a cyclist in May, resulting in that cyclists crashing and then getting run over by a van is being fined $110 for it. The Toronto Cyclists [...]
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