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Are Public Consultations killing Toronto’s Bike Plan?

A good piece from NOW Magazine about the woefully inadequate implementation of Toronto’s Bike Plan. Here’s an idea – put in bikelanes for a 3 month pilot, THEN do consultations to see how everyone likes them (instead of before, when you’re asking people how they THINK they will like them), and then make a decision […]

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Toronto’s Bike Plan due to be finished in 158 years

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Fabulous infographic by Cycle Toronto: The City of Toronto continues to be stuck in neutral when it comes to installing bike lanes. In 2013, the City installed zero kilometres of protected bike lanes and 2.4 kilometres painted bike lanes. At the current rate, it will take 158 years to reach the 2001 Bike Plan’s target […]

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More Bikes than Cars using College Street

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This is beautiful stuff. I won’t even get all persnickety about the graph further down the post with a y axis that doesn’t start at zero. I shall keep my inner data geek in check. Cycle Toronto observed this trend this fall, when it counted more bikes than cars on College St. On Thurs Sept 19th, from […]

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Toronto Take Note: 10 best protected bikelanes of 2013

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If you’re already excited about the Sherbourne bikelanes, and are looking forward to Harbord and Richmond and Adelaide and possibly Eglinton getting some separated bikelanes and you wish they’d install some already up on Bloor East, you’ll want to check out this Best Of list from Peopleforbikes.  They list their favourite American protected bikelanes of 2013. […]

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Guess Who’s Parking in Toronto Bikelanes Now?

Posted without comment. Ah, who am I kidding?  This needs lots of upset and perplexed comments. via Cycle Toronto Facebook Page.

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Are the Sherbourne separated bike lanes working?

Great piece in the Grid about the Sherbourne separated bikelanes.  I’ve heard that there will soon be more bollards separating car traffic. Eric Krumins, a technical writer for an east-end software company, is in a somewhat unique position to comment on the issue. A vehicle owner, he has experienced Sherbourne over the dashboard of his […]

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Green paint being added to Bloor East Bikelanes!

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The above photo makes me so happy.  That green looks fantastic! The City has been busy upgrading the bikelane on Bloor East between Sherbourne and the Bloor Viaduct. The latest thing they’ve done is add some green colouring to the bikelane as it goes through the Bloor and Parliament intersection.  Photo from Hayley Easto above, […]

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Re-capping the Richmond-Adelaide bikelane public meetings

Great write-up on Dandyhorse about the public meetings that took place on Monday and Tuesday night regarding plans for separated bikelanes on Richmond and Adelaide. Last night, November 18, 2013, approximately 40 people gathered in the Metro Hall rotunda to browse plans and review images for the proposed cycle tracks for Richmond qnd Adelaide streets, […]

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EVENT: Nov 18 and Nov 19 – Public Meetings for Protected Bike Lanes on Richmond & Adelaide

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Via Cycle Toronto: The City of Toronto is hosting a two day drop-in event to present preliminary recommended solutions for bikeways on Richmond St and Adelaide St as well as Peter St & Simcoe St. We’re thrilled about the proposed recommendations for Richmond St & Adelaide St but think Peter St & Simcoe St need […]

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The Bloor East Bikelane: Getting better, but separation needed!

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The Bloor East bikelane has recently been re-painted between Sherbourne and  Parliament with new, slightly wider lanes with a double line and a small “buffer” between the bikelane and the car lanes, as well as some sharrows across the Bloor and Castle Frank intersection. All of this is GREAT, of course.  As a cyclist who used […]

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Cyclists rally for Lansdowne bike lanes after 4 year delay

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Great article by Spacing.  Horrible insight into city processes.  People complaining about the loss of a few car parking spaces delays City Council decisons.  Unbelievable. As night descended on MacGregor Playground on Oct. 29, cyclists clad in ghoulish garb rallied in support of Lansdowne Ave. bike lanes that Toronto council approved in 2009 and 2010, […]

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Bloor bike lane debate hits the street

Why is this even a “debate”? If some politicians don’t grow some backbone and do things that will make this city more livable, traffic will grind to a halt and we’ll be the next Detroit. Too many cars = a city that doesn’t move. Bikelanes give people a SAFE option that isn’t a car. The […]

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EVENT: Tues, Oct. 29 – Phantom Bike Lane Ride for Lansdowne

Bike lanes were approved for Lansdowne in 2009 and 2010, yet years later, they haven’t been installed. Join us on Oct 29 at 6:30pm for a family-friendly costume ride in support of installing the lanes on Lansdowne. Meet at MacGregor Playground (346 Lansdowne at Whytock, south of Bloor). Or join the fun after party at […]

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Bloor Street bike lane study clears Public Works Committee

The city of Toronto’s public works committee has approved an environmental assessment to study the feasibility of installing a bike lane along Bloor Street. The study — which if approved would take about a year to complete — will investigate the possibility of putting a bike lane along Bloor from west of Keele Street in the […]

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Bloor and Dupont Bikelanes on City Council Agenda

Council voted in July 2011 to halt an environmental assessment that was studying the possible impact of creating lanes on one of the city’s major streets. But city officials have now brought the issue back to the table, recommending that council allow a smaller Bloor assessment to be done at the same time as an […]

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