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OH YEAH: Toronto Sneckdowns show how streets are used (and wasted)

Just found Toronto Sneckdown – a great analysis of how are streets are used, using the gift of a snowstorm to show us what parts of our streets are actually used by cars. The latest post right now has a great analysis of College & St. George / Beverley, and how it could easily be made […]

NEWS: Bike Share Toronto expansion coming in 2015 with TD sponsorship

WOOOOOOOO! The City of Toronto will install 20 additional bike share stations in time for the 2015 Pan Am Games and continue to expand into high-density areas in 2016, according to the president of the Toronto Parking Authority. The new stations will be initially situated at Pan Am Games sites, such as the West Don […]

INFRASTRUCTURE: More bollards being added to Wellesley!

Woohoo!  More flex-bollards are *finally* being added to Wellesley east of Yonge! via: Cycle Toronto – Timeline Photos.

NEWS: John Tory to make Bikeshare announcement

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UPDATE! TD is sponsoring Bikeshare Toronto for the next two years, opening up expansion plans. I just saw the “ticker”/news-scroll on CP24 say that John Tory is about to make an announcement regarding Bikeshare Toronto this morning. Let’s hope it’s like the recent NYC Citibike expansion announcement that came after Alta Bikeshare (the company that […]

INFRASTRUCTURE: More Bollards go in on Richmond

Bollards are good. I like bollards. Pavement temperatures are too cold for painting – the contractors are now installing bollards as this work can be done in colder/wet temperatures. This pic is from Richmond, between York and Duncan. via Chris Bouchard – Photos from Chris Bouchard’s post in City of….

GET INVOLVED: Take the Sunnyside Bike Park Survey

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Take the linked quick survey about Sunnyside Bike Park to help it become/remain a welcoming space for everyone. The survey below is an attempt to gather everyone’s input regarding possible uses of the building.Groups like TORBA, Cycle Toronto, Sunnyside Bike Park Working Group, Ward 13 Bikes and many others including the City and PF&R Parks […]

NEWS: Toronto to narrow traffic lanes in hopes of increasing safety

Wonderful news.  Even without adding bikelanes, narrowing car lanes is a great way to get some drivers to slow down, psychologically. Toronto will narrow many of the city’s traffic lanes in a bid to increase safety by reining in speeds while freeing up space for bicycle lanes or wider sidewalks.The city has just finished a new […]

OH YEAH! Toronto might get a glow in the dark bike path

The amount of excitement I have about this is almost dirty.  Ha! A glow in the dark bike path might soon become a reality in Toronto. A similar path, installed in Amsterdam earlier this year, was a huge hit and the studio behind the project have initiated talks to create a Toronto version in time […]

INFRASTRUCTURE: Introducing the King High Line

Very awesome proposal. The King High Line is a prospective linear park project on the southwest edge of downtown Toronto, initiated by Urbancorp developers and First Capital Realty. It aims to improve connections between neighbourhoods — just as the West Toronto Railpath has done further north. Indeed, the two projects would compliment each other quite […]

INFRASTRUCTURE: Help the City improve the Bike Map for 2015

Help the city make the 2015 Bike Map even more accurate! 99,500 of our 100,000 bike maps are now distributed. Time to start getting files together for the 2015 printing. If you have excellent photos or corrections you think should go on next year’s map, please send them to bikeplan@toronto.ca via Chris Bouchard – City […]

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