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 [...]
A Toronto Star Article picked up on these results yesterday, but it’s interesting to have a look at the breakdown of the numbers: Officers issued 6,671 tickets to motorists and cyclists who were found committing offences. Of the tickets issued: • 3,691 tickets were issued to motorists for offences such as opening vehicle doors improperly, [...]
This isn’t really about cycling safety – it’s an interesting graphic taking American statistics and plotting out the odds of dying from different activities: Click for larger version (opens new window) Motor Vehicle Accident = 1 in 84Pedestrian Accident = 1 in 626Bicycling Accident = 1 in 4,919 You can also find more detailed stats [...]
This video has been everywhere over the last couple of weeks – a video from Transport for London that illustrates the need for drivers to be aware of cyclists: While it’s been everywhere, what I haven’t seen explained is that it is a demonstration of how the human brain works. Give the brain a task [...]
Remember the case of the Sikh man in Brampton charged for not wearing a motorcycle helmet for religious reasons? Baljinder Badesha, above, who was charged by Peel police in September 2005 with failing to wear a helmet, said he understands the inherent dangers of riding a motorcycle without a helmet but is willing to take [...]
At first I thought this new Litroenergy thingy from GloPaint had to be toxic to be able to glow for so long, but apparently it’s non-toxic and cheap. Perfect for helping light up you and your bike at night: “The Litrospheres are not effected by heat or cold, and are 5,000-pound crush resistant. They can [...]
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