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Bicycle Racks being removed from Downtown for G20 Summit

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As we reported earlier, all ring-and-post bikeracks are being removed from all streets within the G20 security area: This isn’t an anti-bicycle initiative… security preparations are removing all street furniture from the area: bikeracks, benches, bus shelters, even young trees because they fear things could be used as weapons. Just make sure you don’t have […]


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Mississauga Launches “Crossride” Pilot Program

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Mississauga is Canada’s 7th largest city, and is dominated by the car, but the city is trying to embrace active transportation like transit and cycling, and recently announced a pilot project of something called “Crossrides”: As part of a new bicycle facility pilot program, the City of Mississauga’s Transportation and Works and Community Services Departments […]


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Photos and Review of the New Bloor Viaduct Bikelanes

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I was up early this morning, so went out for a ride to the new re-painted Bloor-Danforth bikelanes to see what they were like (and take photos for you).  They are, on the whole, great!  I say this from someone who crosses the Viaduct twice a day to and from work. Looking east past the […]


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Photos from the Bloor Viaduct Bikelane Improvements

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Michelle St. Amour of the DIY shop BikeSauce has published some photos of the bikelane improvements being striped on the Bloor Viaduct I mentioned yesterday – including wider lanes, a small “buffer” between bikes and cars, and sharrows marked where bikes need to cross car traffic exiting from Bloor onto the Don Valley Parkway: Thanks […]


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Changes Coming to the Bloor Viaduct Bikelanes

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The Bloor Viaduct bikelanes are essential pieces of cycling infrastructure for residents of East York, the Danforth, Riverdale, Leslieville, the Beaches, etc… but they have some problems including being too narrow in spots as well as having a dangerous traffic crossing when approaching Broadview and Danforth from the west.  Safety concerns have been noted in […]


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Toronto’s Bike Plan Switches Gears

Toronto Star article out today (the first day of BikeMonth) about the new emphasis from Toronto cycling staff on quality rather than quantity.  2010 is seeing an emphasis on improving downtown bicycle infrastructure – partly due to that’s where most cyclists are, and partly due to Bixi Toronto starting next year. As he nears the […]


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George Smitherman Releases His Transportation Plan

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Toronto mayoral candidate George Smitherman has released his transportation plan for the future. Full details are on his website… but here is the bike-related stuff for you: CYCLING—INTEGRATED WITH THE GRID FOR SAFETY Cycling in Toronto is important.  Torontonians often choose from day to day whether to walk, drive, take transit or cycle to get […]


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UPDATED: 1,000 BikePosts (possibly) being removed for Toronto G20 Summit

What downtown posts will look like.  Photo by bricoleurbanism.  Click for original

UPDATE:  The Cyclometer news item may have been an error: It has come to our attention that an item in the May issue of Cyclometer should be corrected. The City is currently investigating the possibility of removing some bike rings due to the G20. No decision has been made to remove them. We will provide […]


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Rush Hour Bike Sharrows Hit Toronto

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Rush hour sharrows are starting to be painted in Toronto this week.  These are bicycle markings meant to show drivers that they should be aware of sharing the road with bikes (sharrow is a combination of the words “share” and “arrow”) as well as showing cyclists where they should be on the road. Rush hour […]


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Pedestrian-Only Zones Coming This Fall to Toronto

[NOTE: BikingToronto occasionally posts about public space and non-bike related news.  BikingToronto believes that cycling infrastructure is NOT the panacea that some cycling "advocates" believe it to be.  It's good to have bikelanes and stuff, but the prioritizing and politicization of bike infrastructure over infrastructure for other modes of transport is ill-conceived and ultimately ineffective.  […]


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