Streetcar tracks may be a factor in almost a third of all bicycle crashes in Toronto, new research suggests. Of 276 Toronto cyclists interviewed, 90 reported that streetcar tracks were directly involved in their crashes, says Kay Teschke, a professor in the University of British Columbia’s School of Population and Public Health. About half [...]
The TTC is planning on building a substantial “Barns” facility on the southeast corner of Leslie St. and Lake Shore Blvd., and has just completed an Environmental Assessment. Paul Young of the South Riverdale Community Health Centre has sent along his review of the EA: As you may know SET BUG and Bike Sauce have [...]
Back in May I posted about the proposed plans (PDF) for the Sheppard Ave. LRT (part of TransitCity) and how they included bikelanes: Now it’s time for the Eglinton Avenue LRT to be discussed: From the Project FAQs (PDF File): Q14) Will there be bike lanes on any portion of the Eglinton Crosstown LRT route? [...]
Metrolinx (the former Greater Toronto Transportation Authority) is currently undertaking an ambitious project to create a comprehensive transportation plan for the entire Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area, including transit, cars, and active transportation (walking and cycling). More at Spacing Toronto.
The TTC went on strike on the weekend, but is back in business now. I saw lots of people biking the strike, and just found this succinct and pretty funny video explaining the causes of the strike:
It’s something that should happen all the time, but the threat of a TTC Strike brings out the carpool plans and the extra bike parking: The Hospital for Sick Children has organized an internal electronic message board so staff – about 6,000 people – can organize car pools, said Helen Simeon, director of public affairs. [...]
Transit Toronto runs down all the “traffic management” measures the city are enacting come Monday if there is a TTC Strike, including making some curblanes of roads cyclists only: If a strike occurs, the City will extend the current bike-path network. It will designate the curb lanes on both sides of Bay Street between Queens [...]
It looks like the TTC will be striking (if there isn’t a deal reached this weekend) on Monday. Get your friends to Bike the Strike with you! Here’s a handy guide for those who have never biked to work before:
It sounds like there are rumblings that the talks between the TTC and a lot of their employees are breaking down, and a strike may after all be imminent. Since 1.5 million people take the TTC every day, and it would be “hell on wheels” if those people got into cars, those people should “Bike [...]
City Council discussed it earlier today, and the Star has the story: For cyclists, the curb lane on Bay St. from Queen’s Quay to Yorkville will become a bike-only lane for the duration of a strike. So will the curb lanes on Queen’s Quay from Lower Spadina Ave. to Yonge St., and Dundas St. E. [...]
TTC employees, members of the Amalgamated Transit Union Local 113, will be in a legal strike position as of midnight Monday, potentially affecting 1.5 million people who use the TTC every day. Instead of clogging the streets with more cars (the last thing Toronto needs), here’s a handy guide to biking to work for those [...]
There are a lot of BIAs in Toronto who see cyclists as a nuisance (I’m thinking specifically of the Yorkville BIAs exclusion of cycling infrastructure in their multimillion plans), but that isn’t the case with the Roncesvalles Village BIA. Recently, plans have been unveiled for a reconfiguration of Roncesvalles that placed more emphasis on making [...]
Living the Viva Loca… um, Wild Transit? [photo credit] The new GTTA hasn’t completely forgotten about bikes in their plans for Greater Toronto transit organization, co-ordination, and probably a few other “-ation” words: In August, the GTTA approved a first “quick-win” list of projects, including: adding 20 new double-decker passenger coaches to the GO Lakeshore [...]
I don’t see anything in the news about last nights King Street Transit Mall Community Consultation other than this piece in the Post… so I’m wondering if anyone besides autocentric and narrowminded business owners went (please note that I’m not calling all business owners autocentric and narrowminded – just the ones who think that cars [...]
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