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ELSEWHERE: Pittsburgh’s mayor wants to ‘Copenhagenize’ his city.

  As much as we wish that certain things which obviously make sense would happen all on their own, things don’t always work that way, and it’s often the case that leadership is the necessary ingredient for things to get going. This is on display in Pittsburgh, a city that has recently elected Bill Peduto […]


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NEWS: #MinimumGrid – A model for protected-lane politics

Very cool.  Cycle Toronto‘s #MinimumGrid campaign makes it onto the People for Bikes blog. Almost all urban politicians will tell you they think bikes are great. But only some actually do anything to make biking more popular. In Toronto’s current mayoral and city council election, a new political campaign is focusing candidates on a transportation policy […]


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OH YEAH! One cyclist’s response to John Tory’s “Sensible Bike Plan”

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Recently, mayoral candidate (and current frontrunner) John Tory released his “sensible bike plan“, which looks like it’s pretty close to Rob Ford’s “bike plan” – namely… create infrastructure for bikes in the most inconvenient places possible so that not one car will be slowed down by one second, ever. One Toronto cycling commuter made a […]


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INFRASTRUCTURE: Wellesley-Hoskin Cycle Track being constructed

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Part of the work being done on the Hoskin and Wellesley bikelanes is making the transition between them better (and more bike-friendly).  Construction is now well along on a curbed Cycle Track that brings cyclists around the edge of Queens Park. Toronto’s first CycleTrack with barrier curb being constructed on Queens Park, Wellesley-Hoskin via Toronto […]


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INFRASTRUCTURE: Fermanagh Contra-flow lanes are painted

Upon riding on Roncesvalles this morning, I noticed the Fermanagh contraflow bike lanes have been painted! Cheers for Ward 14 advocacy! via Rob Zaichkowski


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80% of responding Toronto Mayoral and Council candidates support building the Minimum Grid

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Today, Cycle Toronto is pleased to announce that 80% of 142 responding candidates from 42 of Toronto’s 44 wards support building the Minimum Grid in the next term of council. 63% of council incumbents responded to our election questionnaire and 92% of those incumbents support building the Minimum Grid in the next term of council. […]


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INFRASTRUCTURE: Flex-post bollards now installed on Adelaide

Awww yeah.  Flex-post bollards on Adelaide.  Let’s get these on every bikelane. Bollards now installed to Adelaide CycleTrack, Bathurst-Spadina via Toronto Cycling on Twitter


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INFRASTRUCTURE: Stickers being used for bikelane parking shaming

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Someone has started an instagram account about stickering cars parked in Toronto’s bikelanes. I hate bikelane parkers as much as everyone else, but is defacing property the way to respond? No. Will update when I know more. View: iparkedinabikelane on Instagram.


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OH YEAH: A No-Brainer – Wayfinding for Cyclists

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Original Post: 10 NO BRAINERS: Lead the Way for Cyclists – Spacing Toronto. Here, Jared Kolb, Executive Director of Cycle Toronto, shares his No Brainer on how to introduce clear, consistent wayfinding signage, symbols, and signals for cyclists, and how this could change the way we think and feel about cycling in the city.


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INFRASTRUCTURE: Danforth protected bikelanes with no loss of parking or car lanes

I bike the Danforth twice a day. There is more than enough room for protected bikelanes WHILE maintaining current car traffic “flow” and parking.  Plus it’ll make the entire street safer for pedestrians / shoppers. The Minimum Grid on Danforth (@Pape): maintains 4 rush hour lanes, off peak parking & includes protected bike lanes. Let’s […]


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