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Toronto Bike News

Let’s hope I don’t miss anything… happily there’s a lot of stuff going on… for mid-February! The Fixer: Interchange a white-knuckle ordeal (The Star) A study is underway to determine how the cloverleaf (Queensway & South Kingsway) can be reconfigured and some proposals may surface by April or May… One idea eliminates the old highway-style […]


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Toronto Bike News

A bike-tastic vision for the waterfront (Spacing Wire) The graph on page 30 of the report illustrates the massive increase in bike traffic during the Quay to the City “test drive” in August. Page five shows bike traffic increased from 10 to 661 at the west-bound evening peak. I would call a 60-fold increase an […]


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Toronto Bike News

Can Bike Share live again? (Spacing Wire) When CBN asked Crawford, who runs the city’s Inner City Outtripping Centre, for permission to store the yellow bikes in Lamport Stadium for the whole year (not just the winter), the thought of perfectly good bikes sitting unused for so long inspired him to take action. His idea: […]


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Toronto Bike News

Here’s some good recent things I’ve come across: Green team gets a new champion A nice article all about City Councillor Glenn De Baeremaeker, one time environmental activist turned lord and master of the public works and infrastructure committee. It not only mentions that he wants to divert enough waste from garbage to recycling or […]


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Recent Toronto Bike News

Just a bit of catching up from the holidays… in case you missed any of these news items. Best of 2006: bike lanes Tammy Thorne of Spacing writes about the best bikelane of 2006. She makes a pretty strong case for the “Quay to the City” bikelane that was a pretty sweet tease for what […]


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Balmy Biking and Vehicle Brain Activity

Two quick entertaining links for you today. 1. Winter Wheeling: Weird thaw takes edge off my pledge to be a fair-weather rider no more. It’s been embarrassingly mild this winter, and I’ve been feeling increasingly guilty about not using pedal power when the grass is still green and the squirrels are slapping on SPF. Of […]


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No BikeShare for 2007

Subject: CBN closes down BikeShare programFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEDecember 19, 2006Contact: Maogosha Pyjor 416-504-2918 It is with regret that I am writing to tell you that, after six years of award-winning programming and service, the Community Bicycle Network‘s beloved BikeShare program will not be operating during the 2007 season due to a lack of funding. While […]


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Toronto Bike News – Wed, Dec. 13th

Take the Tooker – Meeting This Thursday Thursday, December 14th, 7:00 – 9:00pmOISE, 252 Bloor St. W.2nd Floor There’s an abundance of topics to talk about and many upcoming projects that need brainstorming and helping hands:- Bike flag-making party- Creating a recumbent promo-bike (Tooker-mobile)- Holding bike-positive movie nights (Feb, Mar, and beyond)- TTT website development- […]


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Toronto Car-Free News – Thurs, Dec. 7th

Autocentrism = bad. Bikism/Pedestrianism/Transitism = good. Not moscoe, but not quiet (National Post) Mr. Moscoe was always willing to wear a tie-dyed top hat, a bonnet, or even dress up like a pumpkin to promote his beloved transit system. Mr. Giambrone vowed yesterday to follow through on the substance of Mr. Moscoe’s work, but said […]


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Toronto Bike News – Tues, Dec. 5th

Ten ways of making cycling bearable in November (Times Online) This is from England, with a lot of good advice now that snow is falling in Toronto. It’s not just applicable to November in England. Petition spins benefits of biking (The Muse) Tuco‘s petition makes the news in Newfoundland! There are over 1700 signers so […]


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