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NEWS: Bike Share struggling with repair problem

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I could do without the anecdotes from people whining about not being able to find a spot to park their bikeshare bike (that generally means that the system is popular), but it is a symptom of the larger problem… that BikeShare parts and new stations are hard to come by in the short term. PBSC […]


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NEWS: After Cyclists Protest, Toronto Will Protect Downtown Bike Lanes

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Pretty cool… the action of Toronto cyclists in getting city staff to do what City Council told them to do has hit Streetsblog.org: In a victory for bike safety in Toronto, officials have agreed to add protective posts to three new downtown bike lanes. Toronto striped two buffered bike lanes in July and is preparing […]


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NEWS: City Staff respond (badly) to protected bikelane concerns

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UPDATE: Cycle Toronto likes the below response.  They interpreted it differently than I did, and that’s okay.  However, I would like to point out that the very last paragraph of the city’s response is a damning one: The objective is to strike the appropriate balance between separation design, education and enforcement to ensure that Simcoe, […]


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INFRASTRUCTURE: Cycle Toronto keeps pushing city staff to abide by Council’s wishes

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Via Cycle Toronto: Transportation Services willfully ignoring the direction of Council In June 2014, Toronto City Council unanimously approved a pilot project for cycle tracks on Richmond St, Adelaide St and Simcoe St and painted bike lanes on Peter St by a vote of 39-0. Cycle tracks are “physically separated from motor traffic and distinct from the sidewalk.” The installation […]


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NEWS: Cranky old man calls new BMX park a big visual distraction for motorists

I think this writer, Norris Mcdonald, a cranky old man who posts awful articles about “motorsports” (is sitting in a chair turning a wheel and pushing pedals really a “sport”?  NOPE.) and also gems entitled “Are Men Better Drivers Than Women”  MUST be  advocating for burying all highways (or all roads) in tunnels, because that’s […]


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NEWS: Councillour McMahon, on Adelaide Bike Lane Separation

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You GO, Mary-Margaret!  Let’s drag Toronto into the 21st century when it comes to biking infrastructure! “They need to be fully physically separated, not just paint—that’s not what I voted for. I think we need a little semantics lesson for everyone or dictionaries or something.” via Duly Quoted: Mary-Margaret McMahon, on Adelaide Bike Lane Separation […]


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INFRASTRUCTURE: The reconstruction of Queens Park and Hoskins

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 This will be interesting.  It’s a little bit of a crazy corner right now… with drivers swinging right onto Hoskin from Queens Park southbound while seemingly not even looking for pedestrians or cyclists. Reconstructing Hoskins-Queens Park Cres intersection to improve bike & ped safety. via Twitter / TO_Cycling: @TO_Transport is reconstructing ….


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NEWS: Adelaide bike lane is a mess

Good article by NOW.  I’m waiting for the Toronto Sun to advocate for physical separation.  Oooh, maybe Toronto Sun paper boxes topped with planters?  haha. In an interview with the Toronto Star on Wednesday, General Manager of Transportation Services Stephen Buckley defended the project, saying that he had only seen one or two drivers in […]


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VIDEO: Trucks using Adelaide non-separated bikelane as express lane

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What happens when you make a nice wide bikelane using paint but neglect to put flexi-posts up to make it a separated bikelane?  Trucks use it as their own personal express lane.  A screenshot is above – the video link is below. The city may say “oh, we’ll enforce the rules!” but obviously that is […]


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INFRASTRUCTURE: What did Stephen Buckley recommend for Richmond and Adelaide’s separated bikelanes?

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NOTE: Send your requests for adequate separation during this pilot project to Transportation Services managers Stephen Buckley sbuckle@toronto.ca, Dan Egan degan@toronto.ca, Lukasz Pawlowski lpawlow@toronto.ca along with Public Works and Infrastructure Committee pwic@toronto.ca and for good measure include 311@toronto.ca.   So, the Director of Toronto’s Transportation Services department, Stephen Buckley, thinks that a City Council decision is just a vague guideline for his department… […]


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