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INFRASTRUCTURE: First major academic study of protected bike lanes in the U.S. is released


Today, Portland State University’s National Institute of Transportation and Communitiesreleased its voluminous findings from a wide-ranging study of protected bike lane intersections in five U.S. cities. It’s based on 204 hours of video footage that captured the movement patterns of 16,000 people on bicycles and 20,000 turning cars; on 2,301 surveys with people who live near the projects; […]

PHOTOS: 25th Toronto Bike to Work Day Group Commute


Over on their facebook page, Cycle Toronto has just posted a great photo album of tons of photos from Monday’s Bike to Work Day (and Pancake Breakfast)!  Check it out (and if you participated, look for yourself)! Via: 25th Anniversary: Toronto Bike to Work Day Group Commute.

OH YEAH: Teaching your kids to bike commute – one mile at a time


If there’s one thing bike fans occasionally forget, it’s that there was a time when they didn’t ride a bike. None of us come out of the womb ready to strap on a helmet and pedal away. Yet those of us who love riding bikes often cannot recall a time when bikes weren’t part of […]

OH YEAH: Driver who made Facebook videos about aggressive behavior towards bicyclists arrested : TreeHugger

Apparently, making a video saying you might one day run a bicyclist into a ditch can get you arrested in Alabama. Or perhaps it was scaring bicyclists by speeding past them… and the evil laughter that followed. In any case, it’s good to know that the law enforcement department in Calhoun County, Alabama, takes bicyclist […]

EVENTS: Bike Month T-Shirts Sneak Peek!


A sneak preview of this year’s BikeMonth shirts, modelled by the insanely attractive CycleToronto staff. Get yours by joining the group commute on Monday, May 26, and remember to sign up (its free!) to do other fun BikeMonth stuff! via Cycle Toronto Facebook Page.

OH YEAH: The Best Bike Repair Shops in Toronto

The best bike repair shops in Toronto are safe harbours for true believers – the people who take their lives into their hands by sharing city streets with a river of automobiles. It’s no surprise then that they’re owned and run by people who seem more motivated by love than money, and that the top […]

OH YEAH: Here’s how to make an intersection safer with a roll of duct tape (video) : TreeHugger


Sometimes it doesn’t take much to turn a dangerous intersection that is hostile to pedestrians and cyclists into a much safer place that is inviting to community. The image above shows what can be done with a roll of duct tape. It was part of a Better Block project in Dallas where an unused street […]

OH YEAH: How do I bike to work without being gross all day?


We asked the experts for their best tricks, from clothing tips to essential apps to proper deodorant application.  View Big: How do I bike to work without being gross all day? | The Grid TO

OH YEAH: 14 ways to make bike lanes better (Infographic)


City of Toronto Transportation staff need to see this.  Separated bike lanes can be economical and beautiful, if you put some effort into exploring available options. Modern bike lanes call for modern reference guides. With so many different methods being used to physically separate bike and auto traffic, the tradeoffs can seem countless. That’s where […]

OH YEAH: Why We Ride to Work

A great series of commuter stories from Momentum Magazine: “Since I always loved riding a bike, it was a lot more fun than sitting in Los Angeles traffic, and bottom line, way cheaper, better exercise, and great for the environment. L.A. is a very wide and horizontal city, bisected by some serious hills, so commuting […]