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

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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...]

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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...]

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

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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...]

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DATA: Toronto bicycle collisions mapped over 25 years

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Bicycles plus data.  I'm in heaven. The Globe's bicycle data tracker maps 25 years of collision information from Toronto's Traffic Safety Unit. Add your own markers to highlight dangerous … [Read more...]

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OH YEAH! Ontario approves tougher distracted driving penalties

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The Making Ontario's Roads Safer Act will: Increase fines for distracted driving from the current range of $60 to $500 to a range of $300 to $1,000, assign three demerit points upon … [Read more...]

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BRAIN INJURY AWARENESS MONTH: A Sad Day for Ontario

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Note: Singer Kwinter will be contributing a few posts to BikingToronto in June in honour of Brain Injury Awareness Month. The release of the 2015 Ontario Budget by the Liberals seeks a dramatic … [Read more...]

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NEWS: Trucks fitted with new guard could save cyclists’ lives

A GTA concrete company is taking an unusual step to protect cyclists and pedestrians who may come into contact with their trucks on the road. Innocon has designed a thick nylon panel called 'The … [Read more...]

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READ: Is the pro-bike helmet argument based on faulty research?

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You know them; you love them = extreme pro-helmet people.  Their arguments may be based on faulty research. I personally wear a helmet.  I also personally support the right of other adults to … [Read more...]

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OH YEAH: Don’t make bicyclists more visible. Make drivers stop hitting them.

About 100 years ago, the auto industry pulled off a neat trick: It stole the public roadways from us. See, in the early days of the motor vehicle, there used to be this quaint idea that the … [Read more...]

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GRAPHIC: Safety Nannies vs. Fear

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Saw this on Copenhagenize's twitter feed.  Agree completely. … [Read more...]