A bicycle is a great way to see more of the world around you. You can pause to watch wildlife, admire historic buildings, and make new friends. We have a little tour of historic sites and relics along the Don Valley bike trail for you this issue. Some of the sites I describe here [...]
Canadian car owners spend $2,465, on average, annually on gas, consuming 1,926 litres. Driving a mid-sized vehicle also costs more than $10,000 annually. … Commuters who switch to transit just once a week would use, on average, 91 fewer litres of gas each year and save $215 in car expenses overall, including maintenance and depreciation. [...]
Cycle Toronto and Smart Commute hosted a “Street Smarts” workshop on October 22 for theSunnybrook/ICES BUG. The focus was on winter cycling. We learned about layering and basic bike maintenance. It started with our host, Siva Vijenthira from Cycle Toronto asking the crowd why we chose to commute by bike. Answers included: “Peaceful.” “Fast” and “Free”. Read the full post: “Cycle [...]
Winter is here, but that’s no reason to stay inside (although hot chocolate and roaring fires are definitely a good time). Whether you’re thinking about biking to work this winter, or considering some fun recreational rides to feel like a “True Canadian“, battling the elements, we’ve put together some Winter Biking photos from the past [...]
Duncan continues his great series of “Covet” posts and looks at good backpacks for cycling commuters: Fall weather is upon in Toronto and that means more rain, cooler temperatures and more reasons to carry more things with you. A change of clothes, a laptop, books, lunch… the list goes on. While messenger bags are a [...]
It’s something that we all either suspected or downright knew… there are more and more Torontonians hopping on their bikes to do “utility” cycling (getting around by bike to do normal day-to-day things, like going to work, picking stuff up from the store, visiting friends, etc.) Now our gut feelings have the hard data to [...]
Patrick Cain at the Toronto Star loves maps (who doesn’t?). He’s done a couple general commuting maps for the GTA, but has just released one just about Commuter Cyclists, organized by Census Tracts. The map looks pretty much like you’d expect… higher levels of people using bicycles as their primary mode of getting to work [...]
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