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On The Blogs: New Sharrows on Bloor Street

New Sharrows on Bloor

From Duncan’s City Ride: Construction on Bloor between Avenue Road in the west and Yonge Street in the east is starting to be cleared. Revealed beneath the trucks and equipment are bicycle stencils on the fresh asphalt. Now, these aren’t sharrows as they are missing directional chevrons. And these aren’t bike lanes as they are […]



On The Blogs: Two-Way Sharrows on Mcdonell

Two-way Sharrows

From Duncan’s City Ride: The work of the Urban Repair Squad and quite possibly a unique invention, two-way sharrows have been placed on the one-way, southbound only Macdonell Ave. This is an interesting installation of sharrows… very cool, but I’ve seen some people raising the concern of encouraging two-way bike travel on one side of […]



Bike Ride for Bike Lanes on Bloor

Bike Lanes on Bloor

There’s a “Bike Lanes on Bloor” ride being planned for this Saturday, Oct. 23 – to bring attention to the cause right before the municipal election on Mon, Oct. 25th. With an election on Monday, let’s tell candidates how attractive bike lanes on Bloor could be, and how necessary for our safety, and to fight […]



Bixi Toronto reaches 1000 Subscriber Goal

Bixi reaches 1000 members

Bixi Toronto has now reached the goal of signing up 1000 annual subscribers for the public bike rental system scheduled to start in May 2011.   The deadline for the 1000 goal was Nov. 30, so they reached that handily. Here’s how the 1000 members were signed up, over time: July 29: Bixi Toronto has 100 […]



Where to Demo Bixi This Week

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Bixi Toronto is continuing their series of “Demonstration Stations” to show Torontonians how cool Bixi bikesharing is. Here are where you’ll find them later this week: Thursday Oct 14: Centre for Social Innovation 215 Spadina Avenue (map) from 1pm to 4:30pm Saturday Oct 16: Wychwood Car Barns (near St. Clair and Bathurst) 8 Benson Avenue […]



Bixi Toronto reaches 800 Annual Subscriptions

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Bixi Toronto has announced they’ve reached the 800 mark for annual subscriptions!  Already 80% of the way to 1000 sign-ups needed by Nov. 30 in order for the system to launch in May 2011. Interested in how fast the 800 member level was reached?  We’ve been keeping track: July 29: Bixi Toronto has 100 Members […]



On The Blogs: Learning about Bike Boxes

Bike Boxes at Harbord and St. George

Duncan’s City Ride explores the new bike boxes at Harbord and St. George, and how a lot of education is needed for both drivers AND cyclists: Considering how many cars I see stopped in the middle of crosswalks, there’s obviously going to be a few growing pains with these new bike boxes in Toronto. What […]



Where Candidates Stand On Cycling Issues

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The Toronto Cyclists Union is continuing their excellent work on getting cyclists involved in the municipal elections of Oct. 25th. They’ve just released a wrap-up (PDF) of the voting records of every member of City Council on all bike-related decisions, which they made with the help of the Election Survey done by TCAT recently: Check […]



Toronto gets Graphic about Bixi

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You know something good is happening when regular Torontonians start making graphics that support people signing up for Bixi Toronto. The graphic to the right (designed by Cristina Matei) is appearing all over facebook today… encouraging people to sign up for Bixi Toronto and bring economical public bike rentals to Toronto.  You can click it […]



This Week’s Bixi Demonstration Schedule

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Bixi Toronto is continuing their series of “Demonstration Stations” to show Torontonians how cool Bixi bikesharing is. Here are where you’ll find them later this week: Tuesday Oct 5: 10am to 3pm – St Lawrence Market – 92 Front Street East (map) Wednesday Oct 6: 12pm to 5pm – Toronto City Hall –  100 Queen […]