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TCAT Releases Results of Election Survey

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The Toronto Coalition for Active Transportation (TCAT) released the results of its 2010 Municipal Candidate Election Surveys yesterday: TCAT surveyed all Toronto candidates to provide voters the candidates’ views on active transportation issues and the concrete steps that can be taken to improve cycling and walking in Toronto. Surveys were sent in August 2010 to […]


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Sarah Thomson drops out of Mayoral Race

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Sarah Thomson has dropped out of Toronto’s mayoral race and put her support behind George Smitherman. This is big news for cycling because Thomson’s “BikeCity” plan was the most thorough and best researched cycling platform out there (of the “Big Five” contenders of Ford, Smitherman, Rossi, Pantalone and Thomson herself).  Whatever you thought of her […]


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Rocco Rossi Flip-Flops on Bikelanes

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Perhaps he has actually started to notice how many voters ride bikes in Toronto, but Rocco Rossi, desperate to get some attention to somehow get past Joe Pantalone and Sarah Thomson in the mayoral race, has done a major flip-flop on the issue of bikelanes on major (arterial) streets. Not only has he flip-flopped on […]


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George Smitherman signs up for Bixi Toronto

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Bixi Toronto had a demo station set up at the Brickworks yesterday, and mayoral candidate (and possible Rob Ford killer, depending on how anti-Ford sentiment coalesces) George Smitherman decided to stop by, try it out, and sign up. Smitherman has been a little bit all over the map on the bike issue during this campaign.  […]


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Sarah Thomson releases “Bike City” Plan

Today saw mayoral candidate Sarah Thomson release her bicycle transportation policy, dubbed Bike City. Sarah and/or her team has done their homework on this to attract people who love biking… proposing a good chunk of new cycling infrastructure features (ie. bike boxes, bicycle boulevardes, etc) and physically separate bikelanes on University Ave, Richmond Street and […]


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Rob Ford releases “Transportation Plan”

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Mayoral candidate (and current frontrunner) Rob Ford has released his “transportation plan” (PDF). The contents of the plan can be summed up as follows: Streetcars are bad.  TransitCity should not be built because an efficient wide-ranging Light Rail Transit system costs 1/10 as much as an equivalent subway system… but subway promises get votes.  Not […]


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Meet Leehe Lev of the Bike Union Executive Board

A few weeks ago we posted a short interview with Nick Cluley… a recent addition to the Toronto Cyclists Union Board of Directors. I’m happy to post another interview today from another new member of the Bike Union Board, Leehe Lev: 1. How did you first get into cycling? I was five years old and […]


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Meet Nick Cluley of the Bike Union Executive Board

Nick Cluley, New Executive Board Member of the Toronto Cyclists Union

The Toronto Cyclists Union recently had elections for new Board Members.  I noticed that one candidate, Nick Cluley had written out a notice on his blog about being up for one of the positions, so I asked if we could do a short e-interview so that BikingToronto readers could learn a bit more about him […]


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58% of Toronto wants Bikelanes on Major Streets

There has been a lot of talk (and talk, and talk) about bikelanes so far during the run-up to the Toronto municipal elections this fall, with “front-runner” candidates like Ford and Rossi coming out against bikelanes, Smitherman and Thompson wanting to re-evaluate where bikelanes should go (but with Thompson more willing to consider them on […]


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Focus on Bikes and Complete Streets, Politicians Told

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The Toronto Environmental Alliance, along with various environmental and advocacy organizations, including TCAT and the Bike Union, have released priorities that municipal election candidates should pay attention to if we want, as a city, to be greener, healthier, and more efficient. “Below are 6 priority actions, in no particular order, that will build on 10 […]


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