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INFRASTRUCTURE: Check out the new Downtown Yonge BIA bike racks

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For the past few days, some old ring-and-post bikeracks have been removed downtown along Yonge to make way for a new design.  I’ve heard these referred to as “the staple design”. Mark Romeril, the Membership and Ward Advocacy Manager at Cycle Toronto shared this photo yesterday… showing a close-up of the new racks.  Thankfully, they look […]


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VIDEO: Cyclists checking out the new Adelaide bike lane

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Build it and they will come.  Chris Bouchard of the City of Toronto’s Transportation Services department shot this quick video of cyclists loving the new Adelaide bikelane yesterday. via Adelaide Cycle Track Pilot – July 30, 2014 – YouTube.  


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NEWS: Adelaide Press Conference Missing Key Element

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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.   What do you call it when politicians have a press conference for separated bikelanes that are not separated?   These people seem to think […]


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INFRASTRUCTURE: Simcoe finally gets some bollards!

Well… this is good.  Simcoe’s very short bikelane now has some separation! Actual bollards!  That actually may keep vehicles out of there (hopefully). @TO_Transport has installed bollards to Simcoe Pilot Cycle Track, southbound Wellington-Front via Twitter / TO_Cycling: @TO_Transport has installed ….


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WANTED: Help for Open Streets TO

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Open Streets is coming to Toronto on Sunday, Aug. 17, and Sunday, Aug. 31!  Stretches of Bloor and Yonge are OPENING up to the public… letting these streets realize their full potential without cars taking over. But, Open Streets needs help.  Please consider helping them out (more information at this link) with: Information Aids Answer […]


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INFRASTRUCTURE: Separated bikelanes failing. Big time.

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. Hmmm… do we need bollards on separated bikelanes?  Or is paint enough?  This is a real tough one, isn’t it? via: Twitter / mfp1971: Is this […]


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INFRASTRUCTURE: Downtown Yonge BIA replacing/expanding bike racks

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I need to try these out to see if they are usable.  Similar ones in Yorkville are a little difficult to lock your bike to.  These look a little different though… so let’s hope it’s easier. The Downtown Yonge BIA is implementing the next stage of their bike parking strategy. Starting August 3-6th, 51 City […]


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INFRASTRUCTURE: 15 photos of the stunning new BMX park in Toronto

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Sunnyside is now home to a world class BMX park, tucked between Lake Shore Blvd. and the Gardiner Expressway. Designed by the much-lauded Jay Hoots, the park is an off-road rider’s dream with ramps and jumps galore. Beyond the thrill factor for riders, what might be the coolest feature of the park is that it […]


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INFRASTRUCTURE: After waiting a decade, cyclists are taking new bike lanes in style

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This was a pretty benign article about the 10 years (10 YEARS) it took to get PILOT approval of separated bikelanes on Richmond and Adelaide, until I got to the line I’ve bolded at the bottom of this post.  Egan, you WILL need the flexi-posts, because cars do NOT stay out of bikelanes.  You of […]


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INFRASTRUCTURE: The thrills of Toronto’s new Sunnyside Bike Park

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Toronto’s first large-scale, city-sanctioned bike park has opened between High Park and Lake Ontario. Sunnyside Bike Park is the first major effort to bring those who would fly through the air on bikes out of the city’s ravines and into the mainstream; there’s reason to think it won’t be the last.A narrow strip of land […]


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