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NEWS: Pedestrian and bicycle-friendly streets are Toronto’s road to good health: Report

At its meeting Monday, the Toronto Board of Health received three in-depth reports on how better street infrastructure — bike lanes, pedestrian crossings, lower speed limits, attractive pedestrian-friendly tree-lined walkways, lighting and street furniture — make Torontonians healthier, because it encourages us to get out of our cars. The reports summarized decades of studying the […]



INFRASTRUCTURE: New site and app to report illegal bikelane parking

Very cool new site to report bikelane parking.  If my new workspace I’m moving to next week still overlooks College between Bay and University, I’ll be reporting a bunch of FedEx and Canada Post trucks. TowIt is a brand-new platform that collects user-submitted data on illegally parked vehicles including location, photos and license plate info, […]



INFRASTRUCTURE: In Rosedale, a trail becomes a dividing line

In sum, Rosedale residents have a public park that they don’t want connected to other parks with accessible multi-use trails, because you know, the proletariat may come too close to their homes. The city’s plans to alter this hillside have led to a fierce debate over the future of an exclusive park little known outside […]



EVENTS: Thurs, Jan 8 – Community Meeting: Fort York Pedestrian and Cycle Bridge

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Date:  Thursday, January 8, 2015 – 18:30 – 20:30 Community Meeting: Fort York Pedestrian and Cycle Bridge Build Toronto is hosting a Community Information Meeting to re-introduce the Fort York Pedestrian and Cycle Bridge project. You are invited to drop in, learn more about the project, and meet the team. When: Thursday, January 8, 2015 […]



NEWS: Pan Am Games velodrome gets thumbs up from cyclists

One of the mammoth facilities built for the Toronto Pan Am Games opened its doors Saturday for its first bit of major competition following much-publicized delay. Even though construction trailers, mounds of dirt, and a handful of pylons remained outside, speed cyclists from across the country — including members of Canada’s national team with sights […]



INFRASTRUCTURE: Controversial Vancouver bike lane seems to be effective

Spoiler: bikelanes are always effective (if you want a happier, cleaner, friendlier and less congested city). There were protests in the streets, and allegations of class warfare and political favours. Even by Vancouver standards, the debate over the city’s latest bike lane grew especially heated.But nearly one year after a stretch of Point Grey Road […]



INFRASTRUCTURE: Toronto vows to improve winter bike-lane maintenance

photo from TreeHugger

The city of Toronto is ramping up snow clearing in downtown bicycle lanes, trying to make it easier to ride through the winter.From a militant handful of winter riders a generation ago, cycling all year round has become increasingly mainstream. A steady flow of cyclists is seen on some routes in all but the very […]



INFRASTRUCTURE: Self-Righteous Drivers still trying to drive in separated bikelanes.

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If a car might fit somewhere, a driver will try and fit it there.  The above was spotted in the brand new separated Wellesley bikelanes at Yonge.   Via: Seen today at Yonge and Wellesley



ELSEWHERE: America’s 10 best new bike lanes of 2014

Cities to emulate, Toronto. This was the year that saw protected lanes pop up in Tempe, Arizona; in Athens, Georgia; in Pentagon City, Virginia. Last year, half of the new mileage of protected bike lanes nationwide was in the Green Lane Project’s six focus cities. This year, protected bike lanes grew twice as fast, and […]



INFRASTRUCTURE: Wellesley West gets separated bikelanes

Photoso are surfacing of the new separated lane on Wellesley west.  This photo looks to be looking east on Wellesley from Bay. Look: a bike path that’s physically separated from traffic! Now that wasn’t so bad, was it? via John Lorinc on Twitter