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INFRASTRUCTURE: Toronto council approves Eglinton Connects renewal plan

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Good news… Eglinton Connects (which has separated bikelanes) has been approved by Council.  The Ford schmoes again prove their idiocy by their statements about something hurting drivers (the only kind of Torontonian with rights in Ford’s Toronto).  I used to live at Eglinton and Mt. Pleasant and there was ALWAYS only one lane of moving cars in each direction for the stretch in question (Avenue to Mt. Pleasant) because of parked cars in each curblane.  Even during rush hours there would always be illegal parkers.

Very disappointed in Josh Matlow and his saying that the original plan would have hurt motorists.

Matlow moved to add right-turn lanes in both directions at key intersections between Avenue Rd. and Mt. Pleasant Rd. to avoid blocking the through lane. That change was approved 28-5.

Josh… the whole point of making a street more attractive to businesses and pedestrians and cyclists is to make the street work for PEOPLE.  Not for cars.  For PEOPLE.  People who live and work on Eglinton.  Not the people just using Eglinton as a thoroughfare.

Mayor Rob Ford and Councillor Doug Ford attempted Friday to trash the Eglinton Connects streetscape plan as a “war on the car,” despite a move to ease the impact of the remodel on motorists.

The brothers’ arguments failed to gain traction with council, which voted 26-7 for the plan.

It calls for wider sidewalks, more trees, bike lanes and other amenities, while shrinking through traffic to one lane in each direction between Mount Pleasant and Avenue Rds.

Full Article: Toronto council approves Eglinton Connects renewal plan | Metro.

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TONIGHT! Bike Month 2014 Wrap Party at CSI Annex

Join Cycle Toronto for a night of socializing and celebrating cycling in our city!

Wed June 25, 7pm-11pm at Centre for Social Innovation – Annex (Bathurst & Bloor).

Free for Cycle Toronto members. $5 for non-members. Get a free drink and free entry if you join or renew at the door!

Check out Bike Month at bikemonth.ca.

RSVP on our Facebook event page!

via Bike Month 2014 Wrap Party at CSI Annex | Cycle Toronto.

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EVENT: Wed, June 25 – Bike Month Wrap Party

Join Cycle Toronto for a night of socializing and celebrating cycling in our city at CSI Coffee Pub / CSI Annex

Free for Cycle Toronto members. $5 for non-members.

Check out Bike Month at bikemonth.ca.

RSVP: Facebook Event – Bike Month Wrap Party.

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BIKEMONTH: Sun, June 1 – Lids for Kids Family Fun

Time: Sunday, June 1 at 3:00 pm – Sunday, June 1 at 5:00 pm

Location: Peel Region

Summary: Free family cycling event – free helmets for first 200 kids, safety tips, bike tune-ups and a cycling rodeo. Hosted by Share the Road Cycling Coalition in partnership with Les Domestiques

This event originally posted on the BikeMonth event calendar. BikingToronto has partnered with BikeMonth to help get the word out about news and events.

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BIKEMONTH: Sun, June 8 – Discover Fletcher’s Creek Trail

Time: Sunday, June 8 at 9:00 am – Monday, June 9 at 10:00 am

Location: Peel Region

Summary: Bring your family and friends and discover Fletcher’s Creek Trail in Brampton with your neighbours.

This event originally posted on the BikeMonth event calendar. BikingToronto has partnered with BikeMonth to help get the word out about news and events.

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