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NEWS: Canada Post driver parks in bikelane, tells cyclist recording it to “go f–k yourself!”

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This happened earlier this week. You can contact Canada Post using this handy part of their website (online, social media, phone and via mail) via: I stopped to report this Canada Post truck parked in the bike lane. Recorded the video instead. – YouTube.


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NEWS: Bay Street gets a bikelane! (for one miserable block)

Hey there!  Need to go north or south in the downtown core?  Wanna do it safely?  Want to do it in a bikelane, even a painted one, which atleast carves out some space for you?  Wanna do it somewhere in the 2 km stretch between St. George/Beverly and Sherbourne? Yeah, well, keep dreaming. Transportation services […]


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INFRASTRUCTURE: The New Simcoe Street Contra-flow Bikelane

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Here’s a great photo of the new contra-flow bikelane on Simcoe St I found on Instagram from Send It Courier.  I really hope that there are going to be flexi-bollards actually separating this lane from car traffic, or else taxis and trucks will be parking in it and making it a failure of a bikelane. […]


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ELSEWHERE: Scared of Biking in Traffic? These Cities Are Making It Safe

It’s a shame I have to put this in the “Elsewhere” category.  Until Toronto gets off it’s butt and joins the 21st century, that’s where it will stay. “Over the past five years we’re seeing an infrastructure revolution, a rethinking of our streets to accommodate more users [through] busways, public plazas, space for pedestrians, and, […]


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INFRASTRUCTURE: Simcoe to be first street with car parking protecting a bikelane.

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Looking good Simcoe. Please, let’s have lots of flex-bollards or planters along that double-line to keep cars from parking in that bikelane. Simcoe will be TO’s first street where parking used as bike lane separation off peak via Twitter / TO_Cycling: Simcoe will be TO’s first street ….


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NEWS: New bike lanes appear on Simcoe, confusion reigns

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Jesus murphy. Look at these self-entitled motorists.  Just look at them. New painted bike lanes started to appear on Simcoe Street this week, but it seemed users of the street’s soon-to-be-defunct parking meters were turning scofflaw, blocking the painted contraflow track with their cars and motorcycles. Read More: New bike lanes appear on Simcoe, confusion reigns.


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NEWS: Plans to shift Toronto’s bicycle strategy into high gear in the works

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After years of backpedalling, Ontario is getting back on the path to creating a province-wide cycling network. And in Toronto, where critics point out the city has failed to deliver the 495 km of bikeways it promised in 2001, there’s a new strategy in the works. “The increased density in the way we’re building cities […]


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INFRASTRUCTURE: Toronto does protected bikelanes correctly (for one block)

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If there’s one thing that bothers me about the slow installation of “physically separate” protected bikelanes on Sherbourne, Bloor East and Wellesley (soon to come to Richmond and Adelaide and Harbord/Hoskin) is just how half-assed it seems to be being done. The key to “physically separate” is something physical between where cars drive and where […]


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INFRASTRUCTURE: Richmond West starts getting a contra-flow bikelane

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The first part of the Richmond bikelane (which is supposed to be physically separated between York and Bathurst with flex-bollards) has been put in… but just in the section to the west of that stretch, between Bathurst and Niagara. The Richmond W yellow bike lane has been painted between Bathurst and Niagara via Twitter / […]


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INFRASTRUCTURE: Why Protected Bike Lanes Matter

For anyone who rides a bike regularly, we know anecdotally that protected bike lanes make a huge difference. We feel safer. We feel welcome on the streets, navigating them calmly to get from place to place. But just how safe are we, and how much does the design of our streets change behaviors? Turns out, […]


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