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Music Video of the Ride for Jarvis!

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During the Jarvis Ride last night, I found a little raised platform near the Tim Hortons at Jarvis and Carlton, and filmed the ride going by. It took a full 7 minutes for the ride to completely pass me, so I’ve sped it up a little, and added some lively music. I’m quite happy with […]


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Re-Cap and Photos from the “Ride for Jarvis”

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The Ride for Jarvis happened last night, and thankfully had a good turnout.  I’ve seen estimates of between 900 -1200 cyclists. Here are some photos and a few words about the event: People start gathering at Allan Gardens.  Lots of news media.   It’s like a two-wheeled bike party.   There were LOTS of bikes! […]


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“Ride for Jarvis” goes Tonight

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The Toronto Cyclists Union is organizing a “Ride for Jarvis” tonight and plans to have hundreds of cyclists riding on Jarvis Street to show/protest/unify against City Hall decisions that are removing bikelanes and implying that a Torontonian who drives is more important than a Torontonian who bikes. This ride will attract 3 types of cyclist: […]


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The Future of the Jarvis Bikelanes

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The future of the Jarvis bikelanes is being decided today (or maybe tomorrow) by City Council. If you can’t make it to City Hall in person today (or tomorrow),  you can watch the activities of Council via this live feed from Rogers. Need to know more info about Jarvis? The Jarvis Bikelane is Doomed, and […]


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The Jarvis Bikelane is Doomed, and here’s why.

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I didn’t like writing the title of this post, but the following HAS to be said. We’re in danger of losing the 1-year-old Jarvis bikelanes as the Ford Mayoralty has shown that they believe (and they’re right) that the Torontonians that voted for Rob Ford and his idealogical counterparts voted for them to 1) reduce […]


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How to Save the Jarvis Bikelanes

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If you haven’t heard already, on Thursday the Public Works and Infrastructure Committee at City Hall voted to take out the Jarvis Bikelanes that were installed about a year ago. This is not the final decision on the Jarvis bikelanes though… the matter now goes to City Council on July 12-13, and the Toronto cycling […]


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Jarvis Bikelanes have only produced “slight” delays on car traffic

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A report released last night (and reported on by the Star) has shown what every cyclist in the city was saying last year… that adding the much-needed bikelanes on Jarvis Street would not significantly delay car traffic. The report confirms this – southbound traffic now takes 6-9 minutes (instead of the 6-8 minutes before the […]


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Rocco Rossi Flip-Flops on Bikelanes

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Perhaps he has actually started to notice how many voters ride bikes in Toronto, but Rocco Rossi, desperate to get some attention to somehow get past Joe Pantalone and Sarah Thomson in the mayoral race, has done a major flip-flop on the issue of bikelanes on major (arterial) streets. Not only has he flip-flopped on […]


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Bikes in the News – August 18, 2010

It’s been a while since our last News Links post, so here are some news clippings we’ve collected over the last few weeks: Rob Ford Truck Touting “Respect For Taxpayers” Ironically Parks Disrespectfully Over Taxpayer-Serving Bike Lane – Torontoist August 12, 2010 11:38 AM On Monday evening, at around 6 p.m., Linda Noelle Bush was […]


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Have You Tried the New Jarvis? Tell Us About It!

We’ve put out a call on twitter for stories of the new Jarvis during rush hour this morning… and would like to extend the invitation here too. Did you try out the new Jarvis bikelanes this morning?  Did you like them?  Were cars still moving along just fine? I tried them out at approx. 8:20 […]


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