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INFRASTRUCTURE: Stephanie Street gets a contra-flow bikelane

A tiny little contra-flow bikelane was installed on Stephanie St. (the east-west street at the bottom of Grange Park).  This is great for cyclists going between Beverley and John, but raises a big question for me… namely, why this was installed so quickly while other bikelanes (Lansdowne was approved in 2009 and is STILL non-existant) […]


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NEWS: Socknacki and Chow compare cycling plans

Very weird… an entire Toronto Sun article about bikelanes and the columnist doesn’t talk crap about them. (but don’t read the comments. Never read the comments.  Especially in the Sun). It’s good that both Soknacki and Chow want bikelanes, but it seems that Chow is the only one that realizes that making a bikelane physically […]


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NEWS: John Tory is now the Anti-Bike Candidate in the Mayoral Race

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Okay, Rob Ford will always be THE anti-bike candidate, but let’s just hope his support stays at 20% (in related news, 20% of Torontonians are on crack) and we don’t have to deal with him again. John Tory’s campaign has come out against Olivia Chow’s plan to drastically increase bikelanes in Toronto, creating a Minimum […]


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INFRASTRUCTURE: A New Bike Lane That Could Save Lives and Make Cycling More Popular

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In the past few years, U.S. cities have come a long way to make sure bicyclists are safe on the road, but even protected bike lanes have an achilles heel: the intersection. Most protected bike lanes—lanes that have a physical barrier between bicyclists and drivers—end just before the intersection, leaving bicyclists and pedestrians vulnerable to […]


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NEWS: Mayoral candidate proposes banning street parking (to make room for bikelanes)

Finally, some good ideas in this mayoral campaign (I also like Olivia Chow’s “target zero” ideas to eliminate pedestrian deaths). Of course Minnan-Wong, chair of Public Works, responds to this by being all whiney about businesses causing a fuss when they lose parking.  If you did your JOB, Denzil, and showed these businesses the countless […]


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INFRASTRUCTURE: Bikers Suck Down Less Pollution When They Ride In Separated Bike Lanes

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If you want to encourage cycling in cities, separated bike lanes are key, say cycling advocates. While hard-core riders are happy to mix it with motorized traffic, inexperienced cyclists want the safety and predictability of paths protected by plant-pots or bollards, or–better–paths that are several feet from the road. And, in fact, safety isn’t the […]


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OH YEAH: The Case For Protected Bike Lanes

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I love that there is SO MUCH about the safety, economic and community benefits of protected bikelanes now. Even Fast Company is in on the party.  Now.. let’s get EVERY bikelane in Toronto protected!  Flexible bollards are cheap.  Let’s DO this! Giving cyclists their own space results in some pretty big benefits beyond just a […]


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INRASTRUCTURE: What exactly are the rules of the bike lane in Toronto?

Great piece from BlogTO laying out what can and can’t use bikelanes. The rules of the Toronto bike lane are, let’s face it, unclear. Judging from a recent helmet cam video circulated on YouTube, most cyclists don’t know which vehicles are legally allowed to be stopped or parked in the bike lane. Contrary to popular belief, […]


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NEWS: Toronto’s cycling plan: One pedal forward, one back

Less than 10 kilometres. That’s the total length of new bike lanes that were planned to be painted in 2014. But with an election less than five months away and the year half over, they have yet to be approved. Part of that plan is adding lanes to Harbord St. and Hoskin Ave. and approving […]


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INFRASTRUCTURE: Freshly re-painted bikelanes on Gerrard East

Gerrard Street East gets some freshly re-painted bikelanes! Anyone else annoyed at how most bikelanes in this city stop before intersections?   Intersections are the VERY places where most car-bike collisions happen.  We need MORE bikelanes there, not LESS. via: Twitter / TO_Cycling: Fresh paint this weekend for ….


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