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Have Your Say in the City’s 2007 Operating Budget Process

From the Toronto Coalition for Active Transport (TCAT): The City of Toronto‚Äôs 2007 Operating budget process will soon get underway. This is another opportunity to ensure that the budget related items from the TCAT Plan for Active Transportation will be approved by City Council (you can see the plan at www.TorontoCAT.ca. The TCAT candidate survey […]


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Make BikeFriday Your Own!

BikeFriday is in 2 days! I bet you’re excited. Here’s a couple tips to make BikeFriday more meaningful to you: 1. Start a BikePool. Get people going the same way as you to ride as a group. It’s fun and cars will drive more carefully around you. I’ll publicize your route and time on the […]


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Biking the Dundas Streetcar Reconstruction – Clarification

Here’s some clarification from the City of Toronto about their advice for cyclists during the Dundas Streetcar Track Reconstruction. Originally, it sounded like the City was asking that cyclists walk their bike through construction zones, but thanks to the efforts of Pauline Craig, the BUG co-ordinator at the City (who emailed the reconstruction people about […]


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Cyclists Suffer from Environmental Angst

Here’s a nice Star article I’ve had bookmarked for awhile called “Green Jitters grow on a blue planet“, about the feeling of being overwhelmed by the environmental disaster that is creeping up on us all because of climate change: “Sometimes I do cry and I don’t think I’m the only one,” said Jenny Greenop, 23, […]


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The March Issue of Cyclometer Is Out!

Just in case you aren’t on the Cyclometer (the official cycling newsletter of the City of Toronto) mailing list, the March issue is out, with info to all of these great news items: ( I apologize that it took me a bit to post about this – some of the dates mentioned below have passed […]


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Less Cars on Yonge Street and King Street

Some interesting car-free ideas for you: There’s been a few items in Toronto news lately about plans to not only narrow Yonge Street between Bloor & Front, but to change part of King West into a transit-oriented street temporarily next summer as a trial. The Yonge Street idea has the street narrowing from 4 lanes […]


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One Week Until BikeFriday!

BikeFriday is an initiative to promote bike events happening in Toronto on the last friday of every month. What’s happening on March 30th? Here’s a complete list for you: BikePools!The concept is simple – let’s meet up in groups and ride to work together. Biking to work can sometimes be dangerous – but it’s safer […]


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More West Toronto Railpath News

Less than an hour after I posted about the progress on the West Toronto Railpath this morning, Tammy Thorne posted onto the Spacing Wire a re-cap of the “unveiling” meeting that took place on Monday night. It doesn’t look good, but I’m going to stay optimistic: The WTR park itself is between 10 and 15 […]


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The West Toronto Railpath Lives!

After years and years of uncertainty, the West Toronto Railpath is finally seeing some movement towards actual construction! Construction on the first part of the Railpath (which runs alongside Dundas from around Dupont in the north to near Dundas & Lansdowne in the south) is scheduled to get underway this year – with the City […]


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A BikeStation at the New Nathan Phillips Square

Just in case you missed it in the hubbub about the Nathan Phillips Square re-design contest a week or so ago. It was big news about a $40 million dollar renovation that has the purpose of updating this important public space while also staying true to City Hall architect Viljo Revell‘s original vision. There were […]


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