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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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14 Reasons Why Every Bike Lane Needs To Be A Protected Bike Lane

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What’s a physically protected bike lane?  It’s one that trucks and buses and giant SUVs and obnoxious sports cars driven by men with self-image problems can’t drive or park in. They look like this, with some variations: And here are reasons why EVERY bikelane in Toronto needs to be a protected bikelane.  SPOILER alert: bikelanes are […]


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OH YEAH! Bike Share Toronto Hackathon & Design Jam

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Very cool!  Bikeshare Toronto… I think I love you.  Great innovative event. Save the date – we’re hacking Bike Share Toronto! On August 15th, 16th and 17th, we’ll be holding a hackathon, design jam and various community events to see what kinds of apps, maps, stories and visualizations we can create using Bike Share Toronto data and other […]


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INFRASTRUCTURE: Why College Street is Toronto cyclists’ ‘dooring zone’

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Why is College a dooring zone? Because they painted the bikelane right beside parked cars.   Maybe it’s time to (and I’m just brainstorming out of the box here) move the bikelane from right beside the parked cars and put it next to the streetcar tracks, with flex-bollards on each side, making it a protected […]


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INFRASTRUCTURE: Improvements sought for 6 Lakeshore Blvd intersections

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Ward 13 Bikes is putting on a push to improve the pedestrian and cyclist connections at Lakeshore Blvd near High Park.   It’s a travesty that our city’s largest park is separated from the waterfront by Lakeshore Blvd with no safe way to cross it (yet). We have a proposal submitted to City Hall, and […]


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INFRASTRUCTURE: The Adelaide bikelane painted buffer is going in

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Woohoo!  Look at the quick progress on Adelaide.  If only all bikelanes went in this fast.  Why don’t all bikelanes go in this fast? Painted buffer has been installed on Adelaide, between Bathurst and Brant. Please use caution when cycling in this construction area. via City of Toronto Cycling.


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INFRASTRUCTURE: What are the rules of the bike lane in Toronto?

I posted about this back in June, but maybe I should schedule this as a monthly post to remind everyone, frequently.  I went looking for it again after getting some cranky comments defending the postal worker who blocked the St. George bikelane and then swore at a cyclist for documenting it. The rules of the […]


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