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INFRASTRUCTURE: Can I Take My Bicycle on the TTC?

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Kudos to Scott Kobewka (@CivicImages on twitter), who made a cool website that answers one question quickly and easily. Can I Take My Bicycle on the TTC?.

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Ride Your Bike: TTC hikes fares, again

You should consider winter biking – it’s fun, pretty easy, and warm if you dress properly for it.  Don’t give the TTC more of your money for the “service” they provide.  Check the “Weather” section of our How-To Page to learn more! It will cost Metropass users $60 a year, or $5 a month, more […]

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Subway Closure? More Bikes!

This is a good post to share with your friends who don’t bike (yet). We had better gear up for lots of new cyclists on the road this October… the TTC is shutting down the subway for 9 (!) consecutive days to upgrade the signal system. Badly needed upgrades will grind subway service to a […]

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Streetcar tracks blamed for a third of bicycling injuries

Streetcar tracks blamed for a third of bicycling injuries

  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 […]

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Does TTC Environmental Assessment for Lakeshore Facility ignore Cyclists?

Martin Goodman Trail, looking west towards Leslie

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 […]

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A Look at the St. Clair TTC Bike Shelter

More photos of the shelter and how to use the rack pictured above on Duncan’s City Ride…

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Eglinton Avenue Transit City LRT Plans have a Bikelane Option

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? […]

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Spacing: Metrolinx consultation extended

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.

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Video: The Story of the TTC Strike in 4 minutes

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:

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Hospitals and Royal York add Bike Parking before TTC 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. […]

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Cyclist Only Lanes included in TTC Strike Traffic Plan

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 […]

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Bike The Strike!

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:

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Getting People on Bikes if the TTC Strikes

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 […]

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More Detail about Dedicated Bike Lanes if the TTC Strikes

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. […]

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Bike the TTC Strike – A Guide for Biking to Work

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 […]

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