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OH YEAH! Toronto might get a glow in the dark bike path

The amount of excitement I have about this is almost dirty.  Ha! A glow in the dark bike path might soon become a reality in Toronto. A similar path, installed in Amsterdam earlier this year, was a huge hit and the studio behind the project have initiated talks to create a Toronto version in time […]


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INFRASTRUCTURE: Buffered Bikelanes going in on Lansdowne!

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Woo!  It’s about time!  These were approved in 2009 and 2010. So nice to see that Lansdowne buffered bike lanes were installed last night between Dundas and Rideau!Again, this is a whole year after our Ward 14 & 18 groups led their Phantom Bike Lane Ride for the approved-but-missing Lansdowne Lanes. Great local advocacy work! Get […]


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NEWS: Cyclists pedaling Minimum Grid in election

Wiped off the road in 2012, only a year and a half after they appeared, the Jarvis lanes became a symbol of the tensions that stoked the divides between motorists and cyclists, downtown and the suburbs.Monday’s civic election offers fresh hope for progress on cycling infrastructure, said Cycle Toronto executive director Jared Kolb.Despite the anti-car/anti-bike […]


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INFRASTRUCTURE: Should the Jarvis bike lanes be re-installed?

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The removal of the Jarvis bike lanes in November 2012 was costly and disregarded the wishes of the residents and cyclists who protested the removal and demanded public consultation. The removal of these lanes damaged Toronto’s reputation on a national and international scale at a time when other cities were forging ahead with more bike […]


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NEWS: #MinimumGrid – A model for protected-lane politics

Very cool.  Cycle Toronto‘s #MinimumGrid campaign makes it onto the People for Bikes blog. Almost all urban politicians will tell you they think bikes are great. But only some actually do anything to make biking more popular. In Toronto’s current mayoral and city council election, a new political campaign is focusing candidates on a transportation policy […]


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OH YEAH! One cyclist’s response to John Tory’s “Sensible Bike Plan”

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Recently, mayoral candidate (and current frontrunner) John Tory released his “sensible bike plan“, which looks like it’s pretty close to Rob Ford’s “bike plan” – namely… create infrastructure for bikes in the most inconvenient places possible so that not one car will be slowed down by one second, ever. One Toronto cycling commuter made a […]


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INFRASTRUCTURE: Wellesley-Hoskin Cycle Track being constructed

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Part of the work being done on the Hoskin and Wellesley bikelanes is making the transition between them better (and more bike-friendly).  Construction is now well along on a curbed Cycle Track that brings cyclists around the edge of Queens Park. Toronto’s first CycleTrack with barrier curb being constructed on Queens Park, Wellesley-Hoskin via Toronto […]


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INFRASTRUCTURE: Fermanagh Contra-flow lanes are painted

Upon riding on Roncesvalles this morning, I noticed the Fermanagh contraflow bike lanes have been painted! Cheers for Ward 14 advocacy! via Rob Zaichkowski


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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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INFRASTRUCTURE: Flex-post bollards now installed on Adelaide

Awww yeah.  Flex-post bollards on Adelaide.  Let’s get these on every bikelane. Bollards now installed to Adelaide CycleTrack, Bathurst-Spadina via Toronto Cycling on Twitter


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