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GRAPHIC: Safety Nannies vs. Fear

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Saw this on Copenhagenize’s twitter feed.  Agree completely.

INFRASTRUCTURE: Protected intersections for Richmond Adelaide cycle track pilot project

Cycle Toronto is recommending protected intersections for Richmond and Adelaide.  Awesome. We propose the City adopt protected intersections as a more efficient and safer way to manage the negotiations between cyclists and drivers. In a protected intersection the separation continues to the intersection. The key elements of a protected intersection, include: corner refuge island, forward stopping […]

OH YEAH: Calgary teacher is defies legal threats to create Bike to School Day

This is so good.  Principles and school administers say “what if someone gets hurt?”… this guy went right to the school board’s liability expert, who had no problem with kids biking to school. From 1 school to 8,000 kids signed up this year… and his goal is 20,000 in 3 years.  Amazing! Over the years, […]

REMINDER: Tonight is the Cycle Toronto Annual General Meeting

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Tonight is Cycle Toronto’s AGM.  If you’re a member, come on out for an informative and fun night.  If you’re not a member, come out and join.  Cycle Toronto does awesome work, advocating for better, safer and connected bike infrastructure.  Oh! You can vote for Cycle Toronto Board Members too.  Learn more about them here. […]

INFRASTRUCTURE: Toronto cycling group pushing for Riverdale bike lanes

A local cycling advocacy group wants the Riverdale area to create safe bike lanes that would connect the neighbourhood to the waterfront.Ward 30 Bikes has called upon the expertise of 4th year students from Ryerson University’s school of urban and regional planning to study the feasibility of the project. Class professor Don Verbanac turned the […]

READ: The Female Advocate Dilemma

Great piece on involving women in advocacy.  If few women are coming to your event, you’re doing it wrong. Here’s a pretty common scenario – we are invited to an urbanist meet up or a group ride and I look around to find I’m one of just a handful of women in a sea of […]

OH YEAH! Nominate businesses for the Bike Friendly Business Awards

Join us for the Toronto Bike Awards on November 13, 2014 at 918 Bathurst Culture & Arts Centre. New this year: Top 5 Bike Friendly Businesses! Winning submissions received by Oct. 30 will receive a Bicycle Friendly Business Award from the City of Toronto and are eligible to win: Bike Share Toronto corporate membership Cycle Toronto workshop for the […]

OH YEAH! Why cycling advocacy matters, and how you can help

Most cities in North America are making some effort to fit bikes in, but given the huge interest in transportation cycling, and the mobility needs of increasingly large populations, they’re not doing it nearly fast enough. Which is why your trusty local cycling advocates and political champions are so important. Every inch of bicycle facilities […]

OH YEAH: Why cycling is great for everyone – not just cyclists

At some point during most discussions about promoting cycling the question crops up: “Yeah, but some people don’t want to cycle or can’t cycle – how are bike lanes any use for them?” The answers are many and overwhelming. However, they can be hard to pin down. Luckily, someone has just done just that in […]

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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