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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 […]



JOB: Cycle Toronto Communications & Outreach Coordinator

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Want to be on the front lines of cycling advocacy in Toronto? Cycle Toronto seeks a Communications & Outreach Coordinator to help in the growth and success of our organization. The best candidate for us is a charming, gregarious person who has worked or volunteered in the local community. They should be empathetic and adept […]



NEWS: Pan Am Games velodrome gets thumbs up from cyclists

One of the mammoth facilities built for the Toronto Pan Am Games opened its doors Saturday for its first bit of major competition following much-publicized delay. Even though construction trailers, mounds of dirt, and a handful of pylons remained outside, speed cyclists from across the country — including members of Canada’s national team with sights […]



INFRASTRUCTURE: Toronto vows to improve winter bike-lane maintenance

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The city of Toronto is ramping up snow clearing in downtown bicycle lanes, trying to make it easier to ride through the winter.From a militant handful of winter riders a generation ago, cycling all year round has become increasingly mainstream. A steady flow of cyclists is seen on some routes in all but the very […]



INFRASTRUCTURE: Self-Righteous Drivers still trying to drive in separated bikelanes.

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If a car might fit somewhere, a driver will try and fit it there.  The above was spotted in the brand new separated Wellesley bikelanes at Yonge.   Via: Seen today at Yonge and Wellesley



Still we ride? Checking out Toronto’s dwindling Critical Mass

Is Critical Mass in Toronto dying?  A victim of it’s own refusal to be part of the system?  It’s hard to make something successful if you don’t promote it. The local ‘zine community helped to spread the word—and still does. But only a loosely organized Facebook group currently exists to ‘promote’ the ride. But to […]



INFRASTRUCTURE: Wellesley West gets separated bikelanes

Photoso are surfacing of the new separated lane on Wellesley west.  This photo looks to be looking east on Wellesley from Bay. Look: a bike path that’s physically separated from traffic! Now that wasn’t so bad, was it? via John Lorinc on Twitter



NEWS: Toronto to spend $650,000 to plow snowy bike lanes

Finally.  It’s about time the city devoted a bit of money (it works out to less than 1% of the snow-clearing budget) to this. Year-round cyclists in Toronto will have an easier commute next winter, as the city has drafted a plan to to plow its bike lanes.The move comes as the city is renegotiating […]



NEWS: Bike Share Toronto expansion coming in 2015 with TD sponsorship

WOOOOOOOO! The City of Toronto will install 20 additional bike share stations in time for the 2015 Pan Am Games and continue to expand into high-density areas in 2016, according to the president of the Toronto Parking Authority. The new stations will be initially situated at Pan Am Games sites, such as the West Don […]



NEWS: John Tory to make Bikeshare announcement

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UPDATE! TD is sponsoring Bikeshare Toronto for the next two years, opening up expansion plans. I just saw the “ticker”/news-scroll on CP24 say that John Tory is about to make an announcement regarding Bikeshare Toronto this morning. Let’s hope it’s like the recent NYC Citibike expansion announcement that came after Alta Bikeshare (the company that […]