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The News Cycle for Thursday, Nov. 17, 2011

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  A ghost bike for Jenna Morrison [The GridTO] In the wake of this morning’s public memorial for Jenna Morrison—the cyclist killed last week—we chart the journey of her commemorative ghost bike from the Bike Pirates shop on Bloor to the site of her death at Dundas and Sterling. Cycle of tragedy [NOW Magazine] If […]


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The News Cycle for Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2011

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Cyclist’s death prompts call for mandatory truck side guards [The Star] The NDP is calling for mandatory side guards on heavy trucks after the death of cyclist Jenna Morrison last week. Toronto MP Olivia Chow, the opposition transport critic, will introduce a private member’s bill Monday that demands trucks be fitted with the guards that can […]


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How-To: TRON-ify your bike

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NOTE: This is a guest post by Emma Jenkin, who like most of us, craves a TRON LightBike, and set out to make an affordable one!   Learn more about Emma at the bottom of this post. Yes, all you need legally for your bike is a white light up front and a red rear […]


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Making Leslie St. Safer for Cyclists and Pedestrians

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On Saturday, Nov. 20th, a group of people in South Riverdale got together to have a look at the safety features (or lack thereof) for pedestrians and cyclists on the stretch of Leslie Street between Lake Shore Boulevard and Queen St. The street will be reconstructed when the TTC builds their new streetcar car barns […]


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On The Blogs: How To Light Your Bike

The Night Rider

Excellent and timely lighting post from Stephen on Cycling50+ … a great rundown of the lights and reflectors you need to ensure drivers see you at night: Last week’s clock rewind is yet another dead giveaway that winter approaches. And it’s turned many bike commuters into night riders The basic trick to night riding is […]


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Cyclist killed by Streetcar at Spadina and Lakeshore

Cyclist killed by streetcar

Tragedy on the streets this morning: A cyclist was struck and killed this morning by a streetcar on Spadina Ave. The accident occurred around 7:30 a.m. near the intersection of Spadina and Lake Shore Blvd. W. The male cyclist, in his 60s, was declared dead at the scene, Const. Hugh Smith said. This was the […]


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On The Blogs: How To Signal Right Turns

Why I Signal Right Turns With My Left Arm

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 […]


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On The Blogs: Car Insurance Tips for Driving near Cyclists

Esurance Offers Drivers Tips… From a Cyclist

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 […]


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Available in 17 Languages, The Toronto Cyclists Handbook

The Toronto Cyclists Handbook Cover

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…


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Video: How To Pass A Cyclist

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!


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