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NEWS: Chief Planner releases proposed Bike Policy Framework: A Toronto-wide Grid

Toronto’s Chief Planner, Jennifer Keesmaat, has tweeted out a graphic of a proposed Bike Policy Framework, saying “a city-wide-grid would make cycling a *true* transportation choice. The downtown area is marked with the words “further evolution of a maturing cycling culture”, while the old burbs are marked with “big gestures needed to expand cycling”. I […]


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INFRASTRUCTURE: Should the Jarvis bike lanes be re-installed?

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The removal of the Jarvis bike lanes in November 2012 was costly and disregarded the wishes of the residents and cyclists who protested the removal and demanded public consultation. The removal of these lanes damaged Toronto’s reputation on a national and international scale at a time when other cities were forging ahead with more bike […]


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INFRASTRUCTURE: How sitting in a parked car can teach you about the city’s priorities

Great post in Dandyhorse about the culture of parking in Toronto. You can learn a lot about a city’s priorities when you sit in a parked car. I recently spent a work day doing just that—first on a downtown street, then a pleasant residential road, and finally, two store parking lots. I wanted to figure […]


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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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