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INFRASTRUCTURE: Toronto cyclists talk ‘dangerous’ streetcar tracks

Streetcar tracks. They criss-cross the city, forming the backbone of Toronto’s downtown transportation network. They also strike terror into the heart of local cyclists. A recent study showed one … [Read more...]

INFRASTRUCTURE: The sidepath – a solution for suburban cycling infrastructure

Bike lanes, which offer less protection from motorized traffic at least are integrated with the rest of the street grid, and are generally more direct. But on fast-moving suburban arterial roads, they … [Read more...]

NEWS: Toronto cyclist accidents highlight need for new measures in road safety

Physically separated bike lanes, protected intersections and dedicated rights-of-way for streetcars could help prevent injuries on tracks, the study suggests. “I hope it will help to identify … [Read more...]

NEWS: Streetcar tracks major cause of serious downtown cycling crashes, new study finds

The study, by researchers at Ryerson University and the University of British Columbia, found that about a third of all serious bike crashes that took place in downtown Toronto were caused when … [Read more...]

NEWS: Bloor bike lane construction begins next week

Cyclists could be buzzing along Bloor Street in protected bike lanes as early as mid-August. The city announced Monday that construction on the long-awaited bike lane pilot will begin Aug. 2. … [Read more...]

OH YEAH!  Bloor Bike Lane Installation to start on Aug. 2!

Get ready to ride Toronto!  Ride these as much as you can, and shop your hearts out at Bloor businesses on this stretch!  The city is measuring everything (as well they should). Let's make every … [Read more...]

WEAKSAUCE: Richmond bike lane shut down until November: No alternate route provided

Excellent write-up in Dandyhorse (which seems to be duplicated exactly in NOW) about Toronto's absolute ineptitude in making cycling an safe option for travel. Richmond St. under construction is a … [Read more...]

INFRASTRUCTURE: Would you mind the Woodbine?

Read about the plan to put wonderful separated bikelanes on Woodbine Ave, all the way from Queen St. to O'Connor. While the earliest a pilot project can be secured on Danforth Avenue (a.k.a. The … [Read more...]

OH YEAH!  Wider sidewalks and cycling infrastructure being studied for Yonge St.

Bike lanes on Yonge would be fantastic, as there is no safe north-south cycling infrastructure between Sherbourne and St. George/Beverley (no, the couple blocks of bikelane on Bay that is used as a … [Read more...]

VISION ZERO: Toronto city council finds cash for more road-safety plans

City council has agreed to inject more money into a plan to protect cyclists and pedestrians from traffic collisions. In unanimous decision Thursday, councillors endorsed the city’s new road-safety … [Read more...]

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