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OH YEAH: How Google Maps makes the world better for biking

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Amazingly, Google Maps for bicyclists has a bit of a checkered past, in that the biking public had to wait much longer for the feature than driving directions or public transit tracking. Fifty thousand grassroots cyclists had to lobby Google to “make bicycling safer for millions of bicyclists around the world,” as the lobbyists put it back in 2008. […]


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The New York Times is collecting Toronto Biking Wisdom!

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Just in case you had any doubt that the NYTimes totally rocks (it was already, in my opinion, the only newspaper I would subscribe to to pass a paywall), they are now collecting cyclists’ wisdom about where to ride. I believe they started with New York, piggybacking on the resurgent interest in cycling there (no […]


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The News Cycle for Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2011

Advertising replaces Bike Racks

  Advertising good, bikes bad [Dodgeville] Enough has been written about these stupid info pillars elsewhere that I won’t bore you with another diatribe against their design or the questionable process that resulted in the city being saddled with them in the first place. This one is in front of Carrot Common on Danforth and in […]


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Toronto Mobile Bike Map App Updated

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The Toronto Bike Map App (available on iTunes for free) has been updated. The creator, Mike Lin, has made what I think is the best online bike map (it uses the City’s Open Data information) even better by adding directions. You can punch in start and end points, and the app tells you the best […]


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New Toronto Bikeway Network Map

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PLEASE NOTE: this map was done as part of a graphic design exercise and does not claim to be complete or accurate. There’s a cool new map of all of our downtown bikelanes, coined the “BWN” after BikeWay Network. You can really tell that the “network” needs a lot more… and the Jarvis bikelane isn’t […]


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2010 Bikeway Network Projects – Mapped

Bike boxes have been added at the Spadina Avenue, St. George Street and Queen's Park Crescent intersections, along the Harbord Street – Hoskin Avenue corridor.

There is an excellent information resource in the latest issue of Cyclometer – a Google Map that shows all the Bikeway Projects started or completed in 2010, as well as photos on their facebook group of the projects: View 2010 Bikeway Network Projects in a larger map Project photos include:


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Help the City of Toronto plan the 2011 Bike Map

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The City of Toronto has posted a survey online to get your feedback about the Toronto Cycling Map: The City of Toronto is conducting this survey to learn about how people are using the Map, what works, and what could be improved. Every year the City publishes and distributes 150,000 Cycling Maps free of charge. […]


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Google Maps are up for Toronto’s Cyclists

Google bike maps go live in Toronto

BlogTO is breaking the news that Google Maps Bike Directions is now kinda-sorta working (it’s a “beta” launch – which is used for working out glitches) for Toronto Bike routes: Google bike maps for Toronto launched in beta sometime earlier this afternoon, and I’ve been toying around with the route planner for the last half […]


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Google to map Toronto’s Bikelanes

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Big news for map lovers today!  Google Maps has announced that it will be mapping out the bikelanes of 8 Canadian Cities (including Toronto): The online information giant announced Monday that it is introducing a Bike Directions feature to its popular Google Maps site, allowing users to highlight bike-friendly trails and roads across most major […]


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On The Blogs: Mapping the McDonell Sharrows

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Micheal Holloway decided to map out the latest effort by the Urban Repair Squad… the two-way sharrows on McDonell Ave: Apparently, The Urban Repair Squad wants to help create social change through public awareness via non-violent urban gorilla actions – like using non-permanent, non-toxic water based paints to add “two-way sharrows” on the pavement of […]


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