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STOLEN: Bike that crossed Canada stolen outside Toronto bar

She’s a sturdy bike, built to carry heavy panniers and a passenger through the Rockies, across the plains and over the roughest terrain of the Canadian Shield. “I didn’t want anything delicate,” Mark Smith says of Gracie, the bicycle he rode thousands of kilometres across Canada from April to July. “Anything that happened on the […]


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NEWS: Cyclist dies after being struck by pickup truck

A 71-year-old man has died of injuries he suffered when he was hit by a pickup truck while on his bicycle. Toronto police say the man was riding southbound on Victoria Park Avenue, when he was struck while attempting to cross the O’Connor Drive intersection, at 3:18 p.m. on Tuesday. The man was rushed to […]


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NEWS: Cyclists pedaling Minimum Grid in election

Wiped off the road in 2012, only a year and a half after they appeared, the Jarvis lanes became a symbol of the tensions that stoked the divides between motorists and cyclists, downtown and the suburbs.Monday’s civic election offers fresh hope for progress on cycling infrastructure, said Cycle Toronto executive director Jared Kolb.Despite the anti-car/anti-bike […]


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NEWS: Ministry of Labour orders bike racks removed from certain TTC buses

If you’re a cyclist who relies on an articulated TTC bus as part of your commute, you’ll have to get by without the bike rack until the transit agency figures out a solution to a recently discovered safety issue. Bicycles plunked on the racks of certain buses can impair a driver’s view of the road, […]


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NEWS: Drivers who door cyclists, use phones face tougher fines in Ontario

Ontario plans to double fines for motorists who door cyclists or use their mobile phones while driving, as part of a sweeping road-safety crackdown. On Tuesday afternoon, Transportation Minister Steven Del Duca reintroduced a list of amendments to the Highway Traffic Act in the legislature. The Liberal government originally put the proposals forward in the […]


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INFRASTRUCTURE: Bikelanes FINALLY come to Lansdowne (5 years after being approved)

Great news!  5 years after approval, the city is FINALLY installing bikelanes on Lansdowne. Finally! Bike lanes on Lansdowne, a year after our Ward 14 & 18 Advocacy Groups organized the Phantom Bike Lane Ride for the approved-but-not-installed “phantom” lanes! Plus a great new mural by Maya Hayuk! Photo by Twitter user El Costello: https://twitter.com/elcostello/status/523200342973247488 […]


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NEWS: Chief Planner releases proposed Bike Policy Framework: A Toronto-wide Grid

Toronto’s Chief Planner, Jennifer Keesmaat, has tweeted out a graphic of a proposed Bike Policy Framework, saying “a city-wide-grid would make cycling a *true* transportation choice. The downtown area is marked with the words “further evolution of a maturing cycling culture”, while the old burbs are marked with “big gestures needed to expand cycling”. I […]


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NEWS: Dandyhorse breaks down the leading Mayoral Candidates (and a clown)

Sketchy the Clown would make a terrible mayor, especially for those of us you who have an unnatural fear of clowns. But the candidate does support Toronto’s cyclists. Doug Ford would also make a terrible mayor, and that is partly because he doesn’t really like bikes. Ford, the elder brother of our current ailing mayor, recently […]


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NEWS: University of Toronto students create plug-free electric car-bike

It’s a car! It’s a bike! No … it’s a plug-free electric hybrid prototype! OK, so they need to work on the name, but it’s a smart concept: a team of PhD candidates from the University of Toronto has created an electric pedal-powered car-bike that could help beat the traffic snarls that plague our city’s […]


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NEWS: Cyclist dead after collision in Scarborough

A male cyclist has died after being struck by a vehicle in Scarborough, Toronto Paramedic Services confirm. The collision occurred around 2:15 p.m., on Warden Ave., near Bertrand Ave., north of Eglinton Ave. E., according to paramedics. The man, whose exact age is unknown but paramedics say is middle-aged, was found without vital signs. He […]


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