I find this VERY hard to believe. There are WAY more cyclists in Toronto than when I started Biking Toronto in 2006. It would be interesting to see these stats broken down by province, city, etc. The latest batch of data from Statistics Canada shows no difference in the percentage of Canadians who rode their [...]
Theres is a fantastic article in Grist right now by Elly Blue (the managing editor of the excellent BikePortland.org website) that explains how embracing cycling can be an economic boom to an individual, an urban center, and a society: In the many North American cities where two-wheeled transportation is taking off, a new bicycle economy [...]
Those of you who have been reading BikingToronto for a while (over a year) know that I *love* stats and graphs, and I love to wrap-up each year on BikingToronto with a few posts that look at the preceding year. Here is the first of those posts. This post is a general overview of the [...]
A couple days ago we let you know about the Bike Union publishing how a bunch of City Councillors (the ones who participated in TCATs election survey) have voted on bikelane installation motions before City Council during the last few years. Here at BikingToronto we decided to take it one step further and figure out [...]
On Friday morning, I went over to the Bloor Viaduct to check out the new re-painted bikelanes, and while I was there fairly early decided to relax under some trees and count the people biking by on their way downtown to work. The Bloor Viaduct is one of the perfect places in Toronto to do [...]
It’s something that we all either suspected or downright knew… there are more and more Torontonians hopping on their bikes to do “utility” cycling (getting around by bike to do normal day-to-day things, like going to work, picking stuff up from the store, visiting friends, etc.) Now our gut feelings have the hard data to [...]
Patrick Cain at the Toronto Star loves maps (who doesn’t?). He’s done a couple general commuting maps for the GTA, but has just released one just about Commuter Cyclists, organized by Census Tracts. The map looks pretty much like you’d expect… higher levels of people using bicycles as their primary mode of getting to work [...]
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