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NEWS: Sherbourne lanes a cycling success that should inspire more

Following up on the news that bike traffic on Sherbourne is up a whopping 300%, here’s Minnan-Wong trying to appear bike-friendly. The number of cyclists whizzing along Sherbourne St. each day has nearly tripled since its fancy new separated bike lanes opened at the end of 2012, new figures show. The boost in bicycles is […]


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INFRASTRUCTURE: Sherbourne separated bikelane sees 300% increase in bike traffic in 3 years!

Sherbourne’s lanes have problems, but prove that if you build bikelanes that people (all people – novice and experienced, young and old) feel safe cycling in, more and more will use them. Bicycle traffic averages on Sherbourne were 955/day in 2011 bike lane, they are now 2,827/day in Cycle Track via Toronto Cycling on Twitter


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OH YEAH: Bike lanes have actually sped up car traffic in New York City

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Since 2007, New York City has added 31 miles of protected bike lanes — that is, lanes protected by a physical barrier, such as a row of parked cars or a curb. The main point of building protected lanes was to make biking in the city safer. But when the NYC Department of Transportation recently studied the […]


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INFRASTRUCTURE: Every faded bike lane is asking to be a protected bike lane

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This makes all kinds of sense: …the bike lane paint would still be there if cars weren’t regularly encroaching on the bike lane. For whatever reason, these streets have been designed in such a way that people are regularly driving into the bike lane with their cars. To be clear, that doesn’t mean people are […]


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NEWS: Toronto’s new bike lanes are being misused

Yet another article about the total inadequacy of bikelanes without physical separation (curbs, planters, flex-bollards). It sucks to be a cyclist in this town. Less than a month after reporting the news that the Simcoe bike lanes were being used as a parking space by motorists, the freshly pained bike lanes are once again in […]


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TOMORROW! Sun, Aug 31 – Open Streets TO opens up major roads on Sunday

Oh yeah! OpenStreetsTO happens again tomorrow! What will be OPEN: Bloor Street between Parliament Street and Spadina Avenue. Yonge Street between Bloor and Queen Streets. Major intersections will have crossing points where cars can pass through. What’s better for businesses on a street?  People using the street to socialize, interact and shop, or people trapped […]


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INFRASTRUCTURE: Markham has great bikelanes, even at intersections

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The above photo is via facebook user Florence Chan, who posted it to the City of Toronto Cycling facebook group. It shows how Markham (just north of Toronto) pays attention to cyclists, with green bikelanes extended right AROUND corners.  Here it Toronto, bikelanes annoyingly end at intersections so that cars can have a left turn […]


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NEWS: Toronto’s 50 most dangerous intersections for cyclists

Bikes + Data = Win.  Will the city use this information to make these 50 intersections safer for non-driving taxpayers?  My gut says no. Adrian Verster was just a humble data geek until his girlfriend got hit by a pickup truck. The crash — which left her with a concussion and memory loss — spurred […]


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TRANSIT: Toronto’s New Streetcar includes spots for bikes

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With a dedicated spot for bikes: It’s just three more sleeps until Toronto’s new streetcars roll out on the 510 Spadina line, and during a media event today, the TTC showed off some of the vehicle’s modern features at the Hillcrest rail yard on Bathurst Street. The new ride is packed with technological bells and […]


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NEWS: Several cyclists hurt near dangerous part of road on Lakeshore

Several people riding along Lakeshore Blvd W. near Carlaw Ave. have been injured after their tires got caught in railroad tracks that intersect with the bike lanes. On Sunday, two cyclists fell after their wheels got caught in pieces of rubber covering the railroad tracks. One man had to be taken to hospital by ambulance. “How […]


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