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14 Reasons Why Every Bike Lane Needs To Be A Protected Bike Lane

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What’s a physically protected bike lane?  It’s one that trucks and buses and giant SUVs and obnoxious sports cars driven by men with self-image problems can’t drive or park in. They look like this, with some variations: And here are reasons why EVERY bikelane in Toronto needs to be a protected bikelane.  SPOILER alert: bikelanes are […]


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INFRASTRUCTURE: Why College Street is Toronto cyclists’ ‘dooring zone’

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Why is College a dooring zone? Because they painted the bikelane right beside parked cars.   Maybe it’s time to (and I’m just brainstorming out of the box here) move the bikelane from right beside the parked cars and put it next to the streetcar tracks, with flex-bollards on each side, making it a protected […]


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INFRASTRUCTURE: The Adelaide bikelane painted buffer is going in

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Woohoo!  Look at the quick progress on Adelaide.  If only all bikelanes went in this fast.  Why don’t all bikelanes go in this fast? Painted buffer has been installed on Adelaide, between Bathurst and Brant. Please use caution when cycling in this construction area. via City of Toronto Cycling.


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INFRASTRUCTURE: What are the rules of the bike lane in Toronto?

I posted about this back in June, but maybe I should schedule this as a monthly post to remind everyone, frequently.  I went looking for it again after getting some cranky comments defending the postal worker who blocked the St. George bikelane and then swore at a cyclist for documenting it. The rules of the […]


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INFRASTUCTURE: Adelaide Separated Lane gets “pre-marked” tonight

Adelaide is almost ready for the big show!  Bring on the paint and the flexi-bollards!  It’s happening on Richmond too! @TO_Transport has repaved curb lane for Adelaide Cycle Track Pilot Project pre-marking starts tonight via Twitter / TO_Cycling: @TO_Transport has repaved curb ….


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INFRASTRUCTURE: Richmond and Adelaide being prepped for new bikelanes

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Richmond and Adelaide are coming!  I’m gonna make some special trips down there to be able to ride them. Curb lanes on Richmond and Adelaide have been ground down, in preparation for new asphalt we are putting down for the Cycle Tracks. via City of Toronto Cycling Facebook Page.


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NEWS: Canada Post “apologizes” after telling cyclist to “go f-k yourself”, and it’s not nearly enough

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A little bit of news in the story from yesterday, about a Canada Post worker parking his mail truck in a bikelane and then telling a cyclist to “go f-k yourself” when she documented it. Canada Post has apologized to the cyclist and taken “appropriate action” … but I don’t think they really have.  While […]


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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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