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INFRASTRUCTURE: Bloor bike lanes delayed, again

Toronto: the City where everything takes forever, after delays and false starts and endless debate. The fault doesn’t totally rely on city staff, as they are understaffed (they were even before the dark period of the Ford years) … I’d say that City Council are mostly to blame – approving lots of projects and studies […]



INFRASTRUCTURE: Despite drivers supporting it, Tory ready to scrap Bay-Bloor pedestrian scramble

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Pedestrian friendly infrastructure on our streets make things safer for everyone, including people on bikes. But, although a HUGE amount of drivers supporting the pedestrian-priority crossing phase at Bay and Bloor (table above) in the city’s own report (the same report that is advocating removing the pedestrian phase), and pedestrians being the majority (55%, or a […]



NEWS: Community Bicycle Network Closes Space, to focus on Events and Rides

CBN is dead. Long live CBN! Looking forward to seeing where this “pivot” takes CBN.  Sounds interesting. CBN would like to inform you of, effective immediately, the closing of our 761 Queen St. W. location. With the impending renovation of our former space, CBN has decided to focus on our events and rides in the […]



NEWS: Toronto cyclists rally behind pitch for lower speed limits

For those who commute on two wheels, safer streets are slower streets. Cyclists in Toronto are rallying behind a provincial proposal to reduce residential speed limits, saying the change would mean fewer fatalities. “The number one way to reduce fatalities and serious injures is to lower the speed limit,” said Cycle Toronto director Jared Kolb. More: Toronto […]



NEWS: Toronto cyclists gear up for ‘coldest’ ride

Cyclist Jared Kolb insists “there’s no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothing.” The director of Cycle Toronto bikes throughout the year and will be on hand Saturday to lead the city’s annual Coldest Day of the Year Ride. “It’s really a celebration of winter cycling, and an opportunity for people who don’t normally ride in […]



NEWS: Charge withdrawn against man involved in collision with Toronto city councillor

This is a travesty.  Be prepared to be outraged. A Toronto city councillor broke down crying outside traffic court Wednesday after learning the charge against a man involved in a collision that saw her knocked off her bicycle would be withdrawn. “This is a nightmare,” Mary-Margaret McMahon told the Star outside the courtroom. “To say […]



NEWS: Pedestrian and bicycle-friendly streets are Toronto’s road to good health: Report

At its meeting Monday, the Toronto Board of Health received three in-depth reports on how better street infrastructure — bike lanes, pedestrian crossings, lower speed limits, attractive pedestrian-friendly tree-lined walkways, lighting and street furniture — make Torontonians healthier, because it encourages us to get out of our cars. The reports summarized decades of studying the […]



INFRASTRUCTURE: In Rosedale, a trail becomes a dividing line

In sum, Rosedale residents have a public park that they don’t want connected to other parks with accessible multi-use trails, because you know, the proletariat may come too close to their homes. The city’s plans to alter this hillside have led to a fierce debate over the future of an exclusive park little known outside […]



NEWS: All road users break the laws, not just cyclists

Before you roll your eyes at a Toronto cyclist rolling through a stop sign, Wes Marshall suggests taking a good look in the mirror. “I think everybody that uses the transportation system is a criminal,” the University of Colorado professor said. “People who drive go a few miles over the speed limit and pedestrians will jaywalk.” However, while we generally […]



NEWS: TTC streetcar hits cyclist on Spadina

A cyclist was rushed to hospital with life-threatening head injuries Friday evening after being struck by a TTC streetcar.  Paramedics say they were called to the area of Spadina Avenue and St. Andrew Street at 9:50 p.m. The male victim, who was originally said to be a pedestrian, was then rushed to St. Michael’s hospital.  More: TTC streetcar hits […]