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Condo developers contribute $1 million to Bixi Toronto

Too many politicians talk a good game, but how many actually follow through? Kristyn Wong-Tam FOR THE WIN. If, one day, the Bixi bicycle-sharing program finally arrives in neighbourhoods outside the downtown core, it may come courtesy of a downtown councillor and downtown developers. Playing infrastructure Santa Claus, the councillor, Kristyn Wong-Tam, has persuaded three […]

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Bike Pirates makes cycling more accessible: TreeHugger

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Now this is something I might have expected to see in Copenhagen where cargo bikes are omnipresent, but in Toronto? Two cargo bikes, carrying bicycles, yet? So at the next red light (because cyclists stop at red lights, you know) I caught up and asked what it was all about. Read more: TreeHugger

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“Doored” Toronto cop wants police to track incidents

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When Jeff Taylor was hit by a car door while riding his bike in June, his fall was cushioned by a bulletproof vest. … Unlike the force he has served on for more than 20 years, Taylor thinks police should track the crashes. On Aug. 8, he sent a strongly worded email to the Toronto […]

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HOW-TO: How to Shop by Bike

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Great article from Momentum Magazine on the basics for shopping by bike.  Adding this to the page of How-To Resources. When it comes to shopping by bicycle, you’ll have greater success with the right accessories. My partner and I picked up the habit of shopping by bike shortly after we first started riding together. On […]

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VIDEO: Comparing Bike Infrastructure in Toronto and Montreal

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Both Toronto and Montreal have made progress towards creating a connected network of bike lanes, yet each has taken a different approach. In the 1980s, Montreal became one of the earliest cities in Canada to install segregated on-street cycling infrastructure, whereas Toronto started to install the majority of its on-street painted bike lanes in early […]

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Does Harbord Need a Bi-Directional Separated Bikelane?

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Harbord St. might be getting a shake-up as the city drafts plans for a bi-directional cycling track, coming in 2014. At a consultation at Kensington Gardens last week, planners heard out opinionated cyclists and unveiled plans to construct a route leading around the Queens Park Circle and continuing west to Ossington. Some expressed concerns over whether or not […]

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Subway Closure? More Bikes!

This is a good post to share with your friends who don’t bike (yet). We had better gear up for lots of new cyclists on the road this October… the TTC is shutting down the subway for 9 (!) consecutive days to upgrade the signal system. Badly needed upgrades will grind subway service to a […]

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Bi-directional bike lane coming to Harbord in 2014

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Fabulous article from Dandyhorse on the planning of the Harbord Separated bikelane: In 2011, City Council voted to begin designing and consulting with the public on a separated bike lane on Harbord-Hoskin, as part of a downtown network of separated bike lanes, which will also include Wellesley, the Bloor Viaduct, Sherbourne and Beverley (south of […]

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Does infrastructure design lead to bad behavior on bikes?

Lloyd Alter of TreeHugger weighs in on if cyclists should play by rules made for cars: Toronto City councillor Karen Stintz gets a $110 ticket for rolling through a stop sign that didn’t exist. Toronto’s own Dorothy Rabinowitz, Judith Timson is outraged that Stintz is fighting the ticket, writing in the Star: “She’ll get off […]

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How should we deal with law-breaking cyclists?

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The Star has a tough article to pigeonhole today – it starts off all “linkbait-ish”, with a title designed to play to the (wrong) self-righteousness of drivers who feel that any transgression by a cyclist is justification for road rage.  A cyclist rolls slowly through a stop sign?  Let’s yell at/ticket/license them!!  Let’s ignore that […]

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Gelato by Bike now available in Toronto

Be Good Gelato is the latest addition to Toronto’s competitive market for frozen summer treats. Unlike other gelaterias, however, Be Good is entirely mobile, selling its gelato sandwiches and scoops around town from a hybrid freezer/bicycle contraption. Customers can place orders for delivery anywhere in the area bounded by Bloor, Front, Pape and Bathurst. You […]

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BlogTO compiles the Best Used Bike Shops in Toronto

The best used bike shops in Toronto offer a useful alternative to fending for yourself on Craigslist. While there’s certainly some premium involved in buying from a store rather than some dude in sweatpants, you tend to get what you pay for. If you know a whole lot about bike maintenance, it probably makes sense […]

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Bike delivery businesses growing in Toronto

Perhaps you’ve seen them around town: cyclists careening the streets with large trailers and cargo carts treading behind them. These deliverymen and women are passionate and relentless, delivering packages around the city year-round in an effort to support local businesses and leave a minimal impact on the environment. They represent a small but growing movement […]

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Ten motorist bonehead moves

We call out careless car drivers for the things they do that make cyclists’ daily commutes that much more treacherous. Given the prohibitive expense of operating a car in Toronto, you’d think drivers would be crazy-cautious and studiously focussed on the task at hand to avoid anything that might involve either a mechanic or an […]

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It’s time for Toronto to think bigger about bikes

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A cyclist rides past BIXI bikes in Toronto on Wednesday. BIXI Toronto Inc. borrowed $4.5-million from the city, and has a loan balance of $3.9-million as of Dec. 31, 2012, according to a city report going before the mayor’s executive committee next week. (Kevin Van Paassen/The Globe and Mail) For a city with big ambitions, […]

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