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INFRASTRUCTURE: A New Bike Lane That Could Save Lives and Make Cycling More Popular

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In the past few years, U.S. cities have come a long way to make sure bicyclists are safe on the road, but even protected bike lanes have an achilles heel: the intersection. Most protected bike … [Read more...]

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NEWS: Mayoral candidate proposes banning street parking (to make room for bikelanes)

Finally, some good ideas in this mayoral campaign (I also like Olivia Chow's "target zero" ideas to eliminate pedestrian deaths). Of course Minnan-Wong, chair of Public Works, responds to this by … [Read more...]

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INFRASTRUCTURE: Bikers Suck Down Less Pollution When They Ride In Separated Bike Lanes

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If you want to encourage cycling in cities, separated bike lanes are key, say cycling advocates. While hard-core riders are happy to mix it with motorized traffic, inexperienced cyclists want the … [Read more...]

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INFRASTRUCTURE: ‘Idaho stop’ is one hot potato

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The part of this whole debate that drives me nuts is the double standard between bikes and cars.  Everyone jumps all over cyclists when they don't come to a complete stop at a stop sign on a deserted … [Read more...]

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ELSEWHERE: Montreal shifts gears to keep up with rising popularity of cycling

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Nothing unusual in Montreal to see hipsters, couriers and two-wheeled commuters of all ages sharing the roads. Here, they laugh dismissively when Toronto Mayor Rob Ford’s pro-car administration comes … [Read more...]

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YES! Get an annual Bikeshare Toronto membership for just $50!!!

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Awesome! For the next 3 days, you can get a yearly membership to Bikeshare Toronto for just $50 (regularly $90), or a monthly one for just $10 (regularly $18). For perspective, a TTC Metropass … [Read more...]

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INFRASTRUCTURE: New Underpass on Etobicoke Creek Trail

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The Etobicoke Creek Trail is finally open under Lake Shore Blvd. It no longer drops down to near creek level, just a slight slope on the north side. It's nice and wide with a railing. Via: City of … [Read more...]

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ELSEWHERE: In SF, a bike lane between transit stop and sidewalk is working beautifully (video)

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Why don't more cities escape the curse of bus-bike leapfrogging by putting bike lanes between transit platforms and sidewalks? Though "floating bus stops" and similar designs are being used in many … [Read more...]

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OH YEAH: The Case For Protected Bike Lanes

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I love that there is SO MUCH about the safety, economic and community benefits of protected bikelanes now. Even Fast Company is in on the party.  Now.. let's get EVERY bikelane in Toronto protected! … [Read more...]

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INRASTRUCTURE: What exactly are the rules of the bike lane in Toronto?

Great piece from BlogTO laying out what can and can't use bikelanes. The rules of the Toronto bike lane are, let's face it, unclear. Judging from a recent helmet cam video circulated on YouTube, … [Read more...]