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Cyclists stage sit-in to protest removal of bike lanes

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Activists have asked that the lanes remain until new bike lanes can be implemented on nearby Sherbourne Street. Wayne Scott, from the Save Jarvis group, and Chris Drew, with the Church-Wellesley neighbourhood association, said they were concerned that taxpayers’ money was being wasted to remove the lanes. “This piece of paint may not look like […]


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Rob Ford applauds Jarvis bike lane removal

Rob Ford applauds Jarvis bike lane removal

Ford said Monday that pulling the bike lanes out was what people want. “Unfortunately, I wasn’t the one who voted to put them in, in the first place,” Ford said. During the 2010 election campaign, Ford said he heard from residents who use that road. “They want to get home to their families quicker and […]


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Jarvis St. bike lane removal met by protest

Jarvis St. bike lane removal called off for the day after sit-in protest

  The crew was less than a block into the job when 33-year-old Steve Fisher plunked down cross-legged in the truck’s path just north of Wellesley St E. “I know you’re doing your job, but I’m not going to move,” said Fisher, a freelance arts and culture writer who said he was twice hit by […]


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How should the city react to civil disobedience in defence of the Jarvis Street bike lanes?

How should the city react to civil disobedience in defence of the Jarvis Street bike lanes?

Interesting piece on possible civil disobedience regarding the Jarvis bikelane removal.  Following bike stuff, it’s easy to get ensconced in a “bike bubble” and the different viewpoints here help see the issue from different points of view: When city crews finally begin erasing the bike lanes and restoring the reversible centre lane on Monday, they […]


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Newsmaker: Could haves, should haves and the Jarvis bike lanes

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One final effort to save the Jarvis Street bicycle lanes from removal was kiboshed after city council voted on Tuesday to move ahead of the lanes’ eradication. Many are left bitter. Those in the “Save Jarvis” camp, including city councillors, cycling activists and private citizens, put up a valiant fight to rescue the bike lanes […]


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Photos from the 2012 Ride for Jarvis

Photos from the 2012 Ride for Jarvis

Earlier tonight I took part in the Ride for Jarvis, organized by Cycle Toronto. It was smaller than last year, but there was still several hundred people there.  Here are some of the better photos I took with my phone (which doesn’t handle deep shadows well):   Gathering at Allan Gardens:   The Ride!   […]


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Reminder: Ride for Jarvis Tonight

The Future of the Jarvis Bikelanes

On Monday, I posted about the Ride for Jarvis happening tonight… but I thought I’d send a reminder to try and ensure everyone knows about it and comes out for a great large ride in support of the Jarvis bikelanes. When: Wed, June 13th Time: 6pm Where: Allan Gardens (at Carleton and Jarvis – map) […]


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The News Cycle for Friday, June 8, 2012

A Public Transit adventure

A Public Transit Adventure [Cupcake Ride] I’ve used public transit bike racks in BC before and the ones on the TTC buses are exactly the same. You just push up on a metal handle, pull the whole rack down towards you, lift your bike into the wheel slots and then secure your front wheel with […]


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The News Cycle for Saturday, May 26, 2012

Toronto Bike Month 2012

Toronto Bike Month 2012 [BlogTO] Toronto Bike Month 2012 is upon us, so if you haven’t already dusted off your helmet and climbed back in the saddle, now is definitely the the time to do it. The festivities kick off Monday with a group commute from Yonge and Bloor to downtown, and the City of Toronto and Cycle Toronto have […]


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The News Cycle for Monday, May 7, 2012

Jarvis safer since bike lanes, report shows

Cycle Toronto says city data shows Jarvis safer for everyone with a bike lane [OpenFile] While the Toronto Cyclist’s Union Cycle Toronto’s effort to force the city to conduct a time-consuming environmental assessment before removing the Jarvis bike lanes continues, it’s published city collision data showing changes from the period before the bike lane was put in, and […]


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