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OH YEAH: Is That All They Want? Millennials and Bike Lanes

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Oh, on the surface it’s “just bike lanes”, but really, young people want a sustainable and healthy future.  Not for the planet, but for themselves.  They don’t want to pump the air full of carcinogens.  They don’t want to spend hours of every day commuting to a job on a packed highway.  They want to […]


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HOW TO: 5 Steps to a Bike-Friendly Business

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As acceptance of the bicycle lifestyle gains traction throughout North America, business owners and entrepreneurs of all stripes are hard at work entrenching bike-friendliness into their business models. Why? Quite simply, it’s a smart business move. In addition to reducing the need to invest in costly car parking facilities, recent studies have demonstrated that bicycle […]


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OH YEAH! Pre-Order the Urban Cycling Survival Guide

Yvonne Bambrick, one of Toronto’s cycling goddesses, has a book coming out, and it’s now available for pre-order.  Reserve yours today! North America’s cities have long been the domain of the car, but thanks to the undeniable benefits of active transport, bicycles have an increasing presence in the urban landscape. Yet our cities weren’t made […]


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OH YEAH: How Google Maps makes the world better for biking

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Amazingly, Google Maps for bicyclists has a bit of a checkered past, in that the biking public had to wait much longer for the feature than driving directions or public transit tracking. Fifty thousand grassroots cyclists had to lobby Google to “make bicycling safer for millions of bicyclists around the world,” as the lobbyists put it back in 2008. […]


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OH YEAH: Cargo Bikes: The New Minivan

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Great article by Chris Bruntlett of Modacity about the exploding cargo bike market Vancouver’s cargo bike market remains quite small, but growing as our bike network improves. “Many retailers have been hesitant to stock them, because of their size and infrequent sales. However, with much higher interest and more options available, conditions are shifting, and […]


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OH YEAH: Plan a Bike Picnic in 15 Minutes

A gentle breeze and sun that wants to warm your back is calling. What would be better than a picnic by bike? The plan sounds dreamy, but I worry over the details. How many deviled eggs? Should I bring my lace parasol? Hypoallergenic or anti-bacterial baby wipes? I’m a sweaty mess even before I touch […]


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OH YEAH: Save a Bike. Save the World. Sign the petition to help us stop bike theft.

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Every 30 seconds, a cyclist has their bike stolen in the United States. Nearly half of college students with bicycles will lose them during their education. Bicycle theft is rampant in the United States, and it’s due in part to the ease of fencing stolen bikes through online sites. There’s a simple solution that would […]


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OH YEAH: Feist rides her bike to Echo beach, parks with Bike Valet

  VERY cool!  If you needed another reason to like Feist (you probably don’t need yet another reason), then here it is. Feist rode down to see Kevin Drew play at Echo Beach tonight, and she picked up a #MinimumGrid bikeband at our Bike Valet! http://minimumgrid.ca/  via Cycle Toronto – Mobile Uploads.


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OH YEAH! Has Toronto’s Bike Batman helped you?

A very cool story came through the Centre for Social Innovation‘s facebook page last night: “We noticed a lot of bikes locked up on the street with flat tires and rusty chains and thought: here’s an opportunity to perform a random act of kindness and show a few people how great riding bike can be […]


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OH YEAH! Honest City Biking Signs

Cars parked in your bikelane?  Bikelanes that are planned with seemingly no thoughts about safety?  Weird routes through parks and ravines but not actually where people live and work? Toronto cyclist Joe Byer has relayed his frustration at these things into a series of “Honest Signs” which are great. See all the signs: Honest City Biking […]


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