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The News Cycle for Wednesday, Aug 8, 2012

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About the News Cycle The News Cycle is a periodic post which brings together links to news, events and other things which may be of interest to Toronto’s cyclists. Other ways to get the News Cycle: All News Cycle links are shared first on our Facebook and Twitter accounts. Every page of BikingToronto has a “The Feed” section on the right side. […]


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The News Cycle for Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Dept. of Want: Bike Chic

 Watch For Bikes Initiative [The Urban Country] In lieu of proper bike infrastructure, how can drivers and cyclists better co-exist on our streets? This is a question that is pondered frequently on this website and was the basis for our ‘i share the road’ campaign. An annual initiative called “Watch For Bikes” also attempts to address this […]


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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 Thursday, May 17, 2012

June is Bike Month across Canada

 Website rates Canadian cities on bike-ability [CBC News] Researchers at UBC and Simon Fraser University have come up with a way to rate how good major Canadian cities are for cycling. Modelled on a site called Walk-Score, researchers tallied up three factors: topography, bike accessibility to shops and the number of bike lanes. The results are […]


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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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The News Cycle for Thursday, May 3, 2012

OPENROAD: 'WAR' BETWEEN CYCLISTS AND MOTORISTS OVERSTATED, BUT CASUALTIES ARE REAL

OpenRoad: ‘War’ between cyclists and motorists overstated, but casualties are real [OpenFile] When looking at 2007 to 2010 cycling accident data from six large Canadian cities, some trends quickly emerge. There were more bike accidents mid-week than between Friday and Monday, and more during the afternoon rush hour than in the morning—with the hour between 5 […]


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The News Cycle for Friday, Apr. 27, 2012

How to get urban dwellers cycling: Make it normal

 How to get urban dwellers cycling: Make it normal [Globe & Mail] I think the main thing is treating cycling as nothing special. If you have Option A and Option B, and Option A takes you 15 minutes, it’s comfortable, Option B takes you 25 minutes, it feels dangerous, most people will choose Option A. … […]


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The News Cycle for Friday, Feb. 10, 2012

Recreation Trail Plan

Rush hour parking hogs to face $150 fine [The Star] Motorists should be dinged $150 for parking on busy streets in rush hour, or blocking a bicycle lane any time, city council decided. The city must now seek court approval before it can increase the fine from the current $60 for parking during rush hour — […]


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The News Cycle for Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2012

2011 Hero: Bixi Toronto

Toronto News: 2011 Hero: Bixi Toronto [Torontoist] When Bixi Toronto launched in May, we were surprised at how quickly we fell for the sturdy, practical rides that popped up at solar-powered stations across the downtown core—turns out that the bike-share system appeals to even habitual TTC users and bike owners. Stormy when you leave home? Take the […]


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