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ELSEWHERE: Paris Goes Car-Free First Sunday of Every Month

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This is what "world class" cities do: The Paris Breathes campaign, responsible for implementing the program, blocks off 13 sections of the city at various times throughout the day. Sections are … [Read more...]

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LESSON FOR TORONTO: Vancouver, BC is Totally Killing It With the Whole Biking Thing

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In Toronto, *days* of City Council are spent discussing a 2 km *pilot* of a bike lane.  The (ultimately successful) *pilot* that had the support of 6 (!) residents associations,  the majority of … [Read more...]

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ELSEWHERE: Vancouver to soon boast highest percentage of commuting cyclists in North America

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This news is fitting right after the recent approval here in Toronto of a Bloor bike lane pilot. Vancouver, a city that has been (and continues to) investing in safe cycling infrastructure, is … [Read more...]

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LISTEN: Janette Sadik-Khan’s Urban Revolution

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Great audio from this morning's Metro Morning, where Jannette Sadik-Khan stopped by to talk about transforming NYC streets and how Toronto can catch up to the rest of the world.   She also has a new … [Read more...]

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OH YEAH: Building a New York street of mind in Toronto

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Excellent and really simple-to-implement ideas from New York, where streets have been transformed into people-friendlier places in just a few years. Janette Sadik-Khan, the New York transportation … [Read more...]

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GENIUS: Washington D.C. Offers a $5 Annual Bike Share Membership for Low-Income Residents

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While Toronto is "looking at ways to make public transit more affordable" via a survey, D.C. is going all in and joining Boston and Chicago in doing an insanely genius thing and making bike sharing … [Read more...]

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FOOLISH: Google introduces self-driving bicycle in the Netherlands

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How did I miss this foolish thing on Friday? Great job. The self-driving bicycle enables safe navigation through the city for Amsterdam residents, and furthers Google’s ambition to improve urban … [Read more...]

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ELSEWHERE: Bikes may outnumber cars in London’s AM peak by 2019

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Who doesn't get it at this point?  Invest in bike infrastructure, and people will use it... less people driving and more people biking on dedicated infrastructure will ease congestion and produce … [Read more...]

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ELSEWHERE: Portland makes protection the DEFAULT for all new bike lanes

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Portland is already a cycling utopia... and they are upping their game.  This just makes sense.  If bikelanes are supposed to make people on bikes safe, then make SAFE bikelanes! Last fall, Oregon's … [Read more...]

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OH YEAH! 5 examples of groundbreaking bike infrastructure for Toronto

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  This is a good list, but perhaps telling that "#3 - Cycling Boxes" - is something Toronto already has in some places (since 2010!).  Obviously, we need more Bike Boxes everywhere! This … [Read more...]