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80% of responding Toronto Mayoral and Council candidates support building the Minimum Grid

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Today, Cycle Toronto is pleased to announce that 80% of 142 responding candidates from 42 of Toronto’s 44 wards support building the Minimum Grid in the next term of council. 63% of council incumbents responded to our election questionnaire and 92% of those incumbents support building the Minimum Grid in the next term of council. […]


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OH YEAH: A No-Brainer – Wayfinding for Cyclists

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Original Post: 10 NO BRAINERS: Lead the Way for Cyclists – Spacing Toronto. Here, Jared Kolb, Executive Director of Cycle Toronto, shares his No Brainer on how to introduce clear, consistent wayfinding signage, symbols, and signals for cyclists, and how this could change the way we think and feel about cycling in the city.


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EVENT: Early Bird Registration Now Open for the 2014 Complete Streets Forum!

Early Bird Registration Now Open for the 2014 Complete Streets Forum! The Toronto Centre for Active Transportation (TCAT), a project of Clean Air Partnership, is pleased to announce that registration is now open for our seventh annual Complete Streets Forum, taking place on October 6th, 2014 at Daniels Spectrum in downtown Toronto. The Complete Streets […]


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VIDEO: Jared Kolb – Executive Director of Cycle TO

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Jared of Cycle Toronto has done this great video with GreenMajority.ca in which he explains the advantages of bikelanes for Toronto, the culture of cycling in Toronto and the importance of having a Minimum Grid of bikelanes.  


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UPDATE: Bloor Viaduct bikelanes closed (temporary ones coming?)

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Last night I posted about an unacceptable situation unfolding on the Bloor Viaduct.  Construction barricades have been set up to perform work on the bridge (nature of the work detailed a bit below), with signs that cyclists should “share the road” with motor traffic. Anyone who has biked the Viaduct knows that “sharing the road” […]


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UNACCEPTABLE: Bloor Viaduct bikelanes closed (and no temporary ones provided)

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UPDATE: It sounds like temporary bikelanes are coming.  Maybe. Hopefully.   I just rode home over the viaduct and sections of the eastbound bikelane are closed.  Giant jersey concrete barriers are in the way with signs saying the bikelane is closed and cyclists should merge with traffic.   I can’t, as someone who rides the […]


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NEWS: City Staff respond (badly) to protected bikelane concerns

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UPDATE: Cycle Toronto likes the below response.  They interpreted it differently than I did, and that’s okay.  However, I would like to point out that the very last paragraph of the city’s response is a damning one: The objective is to strike the appropriate balance between separation design, education and enforcement to ensure that Simcoe, […]


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NEWS: Cycle Toronto’s Ward 15 Group Launches

Great to see another Ward group launching.  Follow Ward 15 on Facebook, or on Twitter at @ward15bikes Our Ward 15 Bikes group is born! Their mission? To improve the streets of the Eglinton Lawrence area, welcoming more people to the streets by bicycle! Thanks to everyone that attended. via Cycle Toronto – Facebook Photos.


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14 Reasons Why Every Bike Lane Needs To Be A Protected Bike Lane

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What’s a physically protected bike lane?  It’s one that trucks and buses and giant SUVs and obnoxious sports cars driven by men with self-image problems can’t drive or park in. They look like this, with some variations: And here are reasons why EVERY bikelane in Toronto needs to be a protected bikelane.  SPOILER alert: bikelanes are […]


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HOW TO: How to run a Ward Group – A glimpse at Ward 18

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Just a quick shout-out to Ward 18 in the city’s west end.  They’ve released the minutes from their latest meeting and there are some things in there other groups (or wannabe groups) can learn. FUN! Ward 18 has really stood out for me during the past year as I try to keep abreast of bike stuff […]


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