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How To Hold Drivers Accountable

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A fantastic article about two very different philosophies when someone is is killed on a bicycle. The driver who hit Burgess Hu never saw him. She was making a right turn, and the police assume she was looking left. In other words, she wasn’t looking where she was going. As he biked into the driveway […]

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The News Cycle for Wednesday, Aug 8, 2012

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About the News Cycle The News Cycle is a periodic post which brings together links to news, events and other things which may be of interest to Toronto’s cyclists. Other ways to get the News Cycle: All News Cycle links are shared first on our Facebook and Twitter accounts. Every page of BikingToronto has a “The Feed” section on the right side. […]

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The News Cycle for Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Dept. of Want: Bike Chic

 Watch For Bikes Initiative [The Urban Country] In lieu of proper bike infrastructure, how can drivers and cyclists better co-exist on our streets? This is a question that is pondered frequently on this website and was the basis for our ‘i share the road’ campaign. An annual initiative called “Watch For Bikes” also attempts to address this […]

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The News Cycle for Saturday, May 26, 2012

Toronto Bike Month 2012

Toronto Bike Month 2012 [BlogTO] Toronto Bike Month 2012 is upon us, so if you haven’t already dusted off your helmet and climbed back in the saddle, now is definitely the the time to do it. The festivities kick off Monday with a group commute from Yonge and Bloor to downtown, and the City of Toronto and Cycle Toronto have […]

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The News Cycle for Thursday, May 17, 2012

June is Bike Month across Canada

 Website rates Canadian cities on bike-ability [CBC News] Researchers at UBC and Simon Fraser University have come up with a way to rate how good major Canadian cities are for cycling. Modelled on a site called Walk-Score, researchers tallied up three factors: topography, bike accessibility to shops and the number of bike lanes. The results are […]

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The News Cycle for Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011

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From tragedy to disgust: Video of dead cyclist stolen [The Star] Earlier this month, bicyclist Jenna Morrison was struck and killed by a truck while turning right from Sterling Rd. to Dundas St. W.  Now, the family has been rocked by the news that a video camera containing footage of the much-loved yoga instructor dancing […]

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The News Cycle for Friday, Nov. 11, 2011

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Five Books on Bikes [Toronto Standard] Those of us who regularly mount a mechanical goat and canter through the city, are quite emotionally attached to our rides, much like how other people fawn over their automobiles. Like them, we two-wheel operators also enjoy looking at other people’s rides, and when it comes to books illustrating […]

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The News Cycle for Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2011

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Dead cyclist Jenna Morrison was a yoga teacher, dancer, mom A heartbreaking profile of the cyclist tragically killed at Dundas West and Sterling Rd. on Monday. Bike Union Launching Register/Report/Check Campaign [Bike Union] “To combat bike theft, we’re launching the REGISTER/REPORT/CHECK campaign!  The solution to reducing bike theft is to collapse the market for stolen bikes, making […]

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The News Cycle for Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2011

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Cycling safely toward a better city [Toronto Star] Mostly an article with Gil Penalosa of 8-80 Cities about what is needed to make Toronto a great cycling city (hint – it’s things other cities like NYC, London, Montreal and Vancouver are doing) Bixi Toronto Newsletter – November 2011 [Bixi] The November edition of Bixi Toronto’s […]

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Michael Bryant to Write Book about death of Darcy Allan Sheppard

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From the Star: Former Ontario attorney general Michael Bryant is writing a book about his deadly encounter with a Toronto cyclist. Penguin Canada says “28 Seconds” will be published next fall. In August 2009, Bryant was driving home from an anniversary dinner with his wife when he became involved in an altercation with bike courier […]

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Cyclist hit on Bloor Viaduct

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The Star has news about a cyclist hit on the Bloor Viaduct: A cyclist is in critical condition after being struck by a car on the Bloor viaduct. The 57-year-old man was cycling east bound towards Broadview Ave., when the vehicle appeared to have veered into the bike lane and struck him just before 5 […]

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Cyclist Hit at Jarvis and Carlton

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[photo by Pica A on Twitpic] Not seeing any stories in the news about this one yet… but will update this post when we do. The above photo was taken around 8 pm last night (Tuesday).  It’s on Jarvis just north of Carlton in front of the National Ballet School.

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Cyclist killed by Streetcar at Spadina and Lakeshore

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Tragedy on the streets this morning: A cyclist was struck and killed this morning by a streetcar on Spadina Ave. The accident occurred around 7:30 a.m. near the intersection of Spadina and Lake Shore Blvd. W. The male cyclist, in his 60s, was declared dead at the scene, Const. Hugh Smith said. This was the […]

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Cyclist Hurt in Hit & Run at King & Dufferin

3 am this morning saw a collision at King & Dufferin that resulted in serious injuries to a cyclist, and the vehicle involved left the scene: Toronto police are looking for two suspects after a cyclist was seriously injured in a hit and run incident early Friday. A man on a bicycle was hit by […]

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