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NEWS: Hudson’s Bay Centre confiscating legally parked bikes

A quick update to the story from a short time ago… the bikes being confiscated are legally parked, and are on PUBLIC property, not private. A portion of sidewalk outside 2 Bloor Street East does in fact belong to Brookfield but as this map that draws from the city’s Open Data illustrates, the privately-owned space […]


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NEWS: Security guards cutting locks, confiscating bikes outside Hudson’s Bay Centre

It’s never boring in Toronto.  This is galling (locked up bikes “block pedestrians”?  Anyone who knows this corner knows there is a giant sidewalk and a bike locked to the TTC sign does not block anything), and I would not be surprised if a bunch of cyclists lock their bikes up there all at once… […]


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INFRASTRUCTURE: Check out the new Downtown Yonge BIA bike racks

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For the past few days, some old ring-and-post bikeracks have been removed downtown along Yonge to make way for a new design.  I’ve heard these referred to as “the staple design”. Mark Romeril, the Membership and Ward Advocacy Manager at Cycle Toronto shared this photo yesterday… showing a close-up of the new racks.  Thankfully, they look […]


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INFRASTRUCTURE: Downtown Yonge BIA replacing/expanding bike racks

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I need to try these out to see if they are usable.  Similar ones in Yorkville are a little difficult to lock your bike to.  These look a little different though… so let’s hope it’s easier. The Downtown Yonge BIA is implementing the next stage of their bike parking strategy. Starting August 3-6th, 51 City […]


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INFRASTRUCTURE: Solving the bike problem with the new generation of bike storage

Great examples of what can be done, and is being done in other cities. The momentum for ‘mode-shift’ to cycling in our cities continues at a pace, giving cyclists a new problem: where do they safely park their bicycles? Every day bikes are exposed to the rigours of the weather and threat of theft, making […]


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INFRASTRUCTURE: Bike to work? These property owners want you

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From Vancouver.  Let’s get this going in Toronto. In the past six years, Vancouver’s Pacific Centre has added secure storage spaces for nearly 150 bikes. When 725 Granville, the latest addition to the three-block-long downtown office-shopping complex, is completed next year, another 88 secure spots will become available. Safe bike parking, alongside lockers, showers and […]


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Yonge and Gerrard trees protected from bikes now

Absolutely nothing about installing more actual bikeposts in the area so the people wouldn’t HAVE to lock to trees.  It’s treating the symptom, not the cause. On Nov. 21 we reported that recently planted street trees on the west side of Yonge, north of Gerrard St., had been co-opted by cyclists to lock up their […]


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Lack of Bike Parking on Yonge means bikes hurting newly planted trees

Here’s an idea – provide more bike parking – then people wouldn’t be forced to lock to trees.  Yes, there are bike posts on Yonge south of College, but they are often filled up. The damage wasn’t as bad as the reader said, but a lot of bark on the trunks of some trees had […]


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New on Richmond: Stone Canoe Bike Rack

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Awesome video about the new canoe-shaped bikerack on Richmond St.: Stone Canoe commissioned a half-ton piece of artwork geared to give cyclists in the area a beautiful place to park their bicycles. The bike rack, reminiscent of a stone canoe, has been installed on the northwest corner of Walnut Ave. and Richmond St. West. The […]


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The News Cycle for Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2011

Advertising replaces Bike Racks

  Advertising good, bikes bad [Dodgeville] Enough has been written about these stupid info pillars elsewhere that I won’t bore you with another diatribe against their design or the questionable process that resulted in the city being saddled with them in the first place. This one is in front of Carrot Common on Danforth and in […]


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