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Jan. 13 – New on the Blogs

Just a quick wrap-up of some of the cool content being posted on member blogs since New Years:

Duncan’s City Ride:

Michael Holloway

Bicycle Route Mapping Wiki

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On The Blogs: The Real Price of Gasoline

Michael Holloway looks at the Real Price of Gasoline, factoring in more than just the price at the pump:

As an addict of the bicycle as much as the rest of the culture seems to be addicted to pumping gasoline, I couldn’t agree more with Mayor Ford. The subsidies on the price of gasoline I pay through my taxes add up to $2.00 per litre!

From a study by the International Center for Technology Assessment (CTA) entitled, The Real Price of Gasoline (pdf):

“..costs [...] are passed on to both gasoline users and nonusers by way of higher taxes, insurances costs, and retail prices for items other than gasoline. Effectively, the cost of gasoline is substantially higher than the price consumers pay at the pump, even though the majority of this cost is hidden from the public.”

Read the full post on Michael Holloway’s Blog

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On The Blogs: Rob Ford and Toronto’s Political Spectrum

http://bikingtoronto.com/michaelhollowayblog/2010/11/07/an-anti-cycling-mayor-rob-ford-does-not-a-council-make/Blogger Michael Holloway has an interesting post about the possibility that mayor-elect Rob Ford will take Toronto down the road from civic power to corporate power:

The over all strategy is to reduce government power in favour of corporate power, and this was made very evident on election night when the first words out of Fords face, after he knew he had won, weren’t the catch phrases he repeated consistently through the election run, but a brand new one, one very familiar to me:

“Toronto is now open for business, ladies and gentlemen!”

(The Globe and Mail 10 25 2010)

Read the full post on Michael Holloway’s Blog

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On The Blogs: Mapping the McDonell Sharrows

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 Mcdonnel Avenue. So, to popularize the action I made a Google Map

See the map on Michael Holloway’s Blog

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