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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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INFRASTUCTURE: Adelaide Separated Lane gets “pre-marked” tonight

Adelaide is almost ready for the big show!  Bring on the paint and the flexi-bollards!  It’s happening on Richmond too! @TO_Transport has repaved curb lane for Adelaide Cycle Track Pilot Project pre-marking starts tonight via Twitter / TO_Cycling: @TO_Transport has repaved curb ….


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INFRASTRUCTURE: Richmond and Adelaide being prepped for new bikelanes

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Richmond and Adelaide are coming!  I’m gonna make some special trips down there to be able to ride them. Curb lanes on Richmond and Adelaide have been ground down, in preparation for new asphalt we are putting down for the Cycle Tracks. via City of Toronto Cycling Facebook Page.


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NEWS: Canada Post “apologizes” after telling cyclist to “go f-k yourself”, and it’s not nearly enough

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A little bit of news in the story from yesterday, about a Canada Post worker parking his mail truck in a bikelane and then telling a cyclist to “go f-k yourself” when she documented it. Canada Post has apologized to the cyclist and taken “appropriate action” … but I don’t think they really have.  While […]


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OH YEAH: The $50 Bike Share Toronto deal is STILL ON

UPDATE: the deal is now over.  Congrats if you scored yourself one.   The BikeShare Toronto deal over on Buytopia keeps rolling on.  $50 for an entire year of unlimited sub-30 minute rides!   That’s 14 cents a day.  14 cents! AND BikeShare Toronto has let me know that even if you already have a […]


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NEWS: Bay Street gets a bikelane! (for one miserable block)

Hey there!  Need to go north or south in the downtown core?  Wanna do it safely?  Want to do it in a bikelane, even a painted one, which atleast carves out some space for you?  Wanna do it somewhere in the 2 km stretch between St. George/Beverly and Sherbourne? Yeah, well, keep dreaming. Transportation services […]


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ELSEWHERE: Seeing business benefits, retailers propose protected bike lanes in Portland

Ah, Portland. The entire continent has a heart-on for you. Everyone who pays attention knows that bikes (and bikelanes) are good for business (even in Toronto, with studies in the Annex and the Bloor West Village).. and even businesses know it in Portland, PROPOSING protected bikelanes themselves. Not the city, not cycling advocates… the retailers […]


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