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INFRASTRUCTURE: Danforth protected bikelanes with no loss of parking or car lanes

I bike the Danforth twice a day. There is more than enough room for protected bikelanes WHILE maintaining current car traffic “flow” and parking.  Plus it’ll make the entire street safer for pedestrians / shoppers. The Minimum Grid on Danforth (@Pape): maintains 4 rush hour lanes, off peak parking & includes protected bike lanes. Let’s […]


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INFRASTRUCTURE: Contraflow lanes on Shaw St have doubled bike traffic!

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Following the great news that bike traffic has tripled on Sherbourne, it has more than doubled on Shaw St in less than a year, simply with the addition of a contra-flow bikelane! Contraflow lanes on Shaw St have doubled bike traffic in less than a year. “Shaw Bicycle traffic counted as 606/day pre-bike lane now […]


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NEWS: Sherbourne lanes a cycling success that should inspire more

Following up on the news that bike traffic on Sherbourne is up a whopping 300%, here’s Minnan-Wong trying to appear bike-friendly. The number of cyclists whizzing along Sherbourne St. each day has nearly tripled since its fancy new separated bike lanes opened at the end of 2012, new figures show. The boost in bicycles is […]


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INFRASTRUCTURE: Sherbourne separated bikelane sees 300% increase in bike traffic in 3 years!

Sherbourne’s lanes have problems, but prove that if you build bikelanes that people (all people – novice and experienced, young and old) feel safe cycling in, more and more will use them. Bicycle traffic averages on Sherbourne were 955/day in 2011 bike lane, they are now 2,827/day in Cycle Track via Toronto Cycling on Twitter


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OH YEAH: Bike lanes have actually sped up car traffic in New York City

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Since 2007, New York City has added 31 miles of protected bike lanes — that is, lanes protected by a physical barrier, such as a row of parked cars or a curb. The main point of building protected lanes was to make biking in the city safer. But when the NYC Department of Transportation recently studied the […]


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NEWS: Toronto’s new bike lanes are being misused

Yet another article about the total inadequacy of bikelanes without physical separation (curbs, planters, flex-bollards). It sucks to be a cyclist in this town. Less than a month after reporting the news that the Simcoe bike lanes were being used as a parking space by motorists, the freshly pained bike lanes are once again in […]


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INFRASTRUCTURE: Markham has great bikelanes, even at intersections

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The above photo is via facebook user Florence Chan, who posted it to the City of Toronto Cycling facebook group. It shows how Markham (just north of Toronto) pays attention to cyclists, with green bikelanes extended right AROUND corners.  Here it Toronto, bikelanes annoyingly end at intersections so that cars can have a left turn […]


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INFRASTRUCTURE: Cyclists pushed out of bike lane by Shred-it truck

We’ve been keeping an eye on Shred-it vehicles since our May 29 column about a five-truck shredding operation that dominated Freeland St. when we came across it. Shred-it vice-president Bruce Andrew said his company uses the tiny street for off-site shredding, instead of blocking busier downtown streets, and that it is looking for ways other […]


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UPDATE: The Viaduct Bikelane is closed and an awesome temporary one has been created

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SUPERB news from the City of Toronto.  After a construction contractor improperly closed the Bloor Viaduct bikelane (one of the few options for east end cyclists to cross the Don Valley) and put up signs advising cyclists to merge with very very fast motor vehicle traffic, myself and other cyclists in the city were obviously […]


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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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