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NEWS: Safe roads are way more important than wearing a helmet.

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Excellent summary by Lloyd Alter in TreeHugger about how  it's not about what is (or isn't) on your head, but how the safe the cycling infrastructure is. Bicycle helmets are mandatory in parts of … [Read more...]

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VIDEO: Why We Bike in the City

Wonderful video by Pier of GreaterGoods.ca... not only about the Coldest Day of the Year Ride, but about why people ride bicycles.  Great job Pier! Pier from GreaterGoods.ca joins hundreds of … [Read more...]

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OH YEAH: Anti-bike “journalist” gets pwned by his own poll

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UPDATE 2: It seems like the Toronto Sun has re-set the poll.  Are they upset that not everyone wants a dirty city filled with cars? UPDATE: As of 6:01 pm on Thurs, Feb 4, the YES is at 78% (3089 … [Read more...]

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ELSEWHERE: 70% of US Mayors Would Prefer Bike Lanes Over More Parking or Car Lanes

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US cities are undergoing rapid changes. The rising costs of road building and maintenance, combined with out-of-control congestion and urban pollution is forcing many cities to rethink the way they … [Read more...]

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ELSEWHERE: In Vancouver, Business loves Bikes!

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Click through to the Global Vancouver video story about proposed bike lanes for Commercial Drive, the predictable local BIA coming out against them, and BIA business members asking why the BIA is … [Read more...]

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NEWS: This is cycling’s pivotal moment in Toronto

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This is a pivotal time for cycling in Toronto, with a cautious optimism among advocates that real change is at hand. A 10-year bike plan will launch in 2016, requiring a substantial boost in funding … [Read more...]

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NEWS: Toronto cyclists demand ‘minimum grid’ of safe bike lanes

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As Toronto city council debates the 2016 budget, cycling advocates in the city are urging local leaders to get rolling on building a “minimum grid” of protected bike lanes. “If cycling is deemed a … [Read more...]

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INFRASTRUCTURE: Plan in the works to redesign King Street — and quickly

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Huge props to Toronto Chief Planner Jennifer Keesmaat for embracing the experiences and knowledge from other cities who have done this quickly and successfully.  The vision calls for space for bikes, … [Read more...]

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OH YEAH: Toronto’s Chief Planner talks bikes

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An interesting short interview by Dandyhorse with Jennifer Keesmaat.  I've quoted below some of the bicycle-related stuff. If we can get the minimum grid endorsed by City Council it would be a way of … [Read more...]

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OLD MAN YELLS AT CLOUD: Bike lanes make no sense in winter

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Today in humour:  A driver gets ranty that bikelanes exist, because anything in his way is evil.  His rationale is that because less cyclists use bikelanes in the winter, they shouldn't exist.   I … [Read more...]