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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 […]



INFRASTRUCTURE: More Bollards go in on Richmond

Bollards are good. I like bollards. Pavement temperatures are too cold for painting – the contractors are now installing bollards as this work can be done in colder/wet temperatures. This pic is from Richmond, between York and Duncan. via Chris Bouchard – Photos from Chris Bouchard’s post in City of….



NEWS: Toronto to narrow traffic lanes in hopes of increasing safety

Wonderful news.  Even without adding bikelanes, narrowing car lanes is a great way to get some drivers to slow down, psychologically. Toronto will narrow many of the city’s traffic lanes in a bid to increase safety by reining in speeds while freeing up space for bicycle lanes or wider sidewalks.The city has just finished a new […]



What Happened at the 2014 Toronto Bike Awards?

Dandyhorse Magazine has a good write-up of Thursday evening.  Check out the videos. The City and Cycle Toronto presented five Toronto Bicycle Friendly Business awards last night at the 13th annual Toronto Bike Awards. The winners included: Featherstone Two Wheels Green Delivery, Timbuk2 Toronto Designs, Bike Sauce, Steam Whistle Brewing and St. Michael’s Hospital. More: 2014 Toronto […]



OH YEAH: Help raise $20,000 for Street Smarts and get a charitable tax receipt!

Via CycleToronto: Help us raise $20,000 to directly fund our Street Smarts educational outreach program, and you’ll receive a charitable tax receipt! read more (BikingToronto has partnered with CycleToronto to bring this content from their site right to BikingToronto. View the original post here.



INFRASTRUCTURE: Introducing the King High Line

Very awesome proposal. The King High Line is a prospective linear park project on the southwest edge of downtown Toronto, initiated by Urbancorp developers and First Capital Realty. It aims to improve connections between neighbourhoods — just as the West Toronto Railpath has done further north. Indeed, the two projects would compliment each other quite […]



REMEMBRANCE DAY: WWI Canadian Corps Cyclist Battalion

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During the First World War, which started 100 years ago this year, the advantage of a bicycle-mounted army battalion over a horse-mounted one became obvious. Quiet and stealthy, the bicycle covered as much ground as the horse, but required far less care and attention. Cyclists were thought to make good soldiers because they were considered […]



NEWS: Top 10 worst intersections for cyclists, vehicles in Toronto

The City of Toronto has identified its top 10 worst intersections for collisions involving cyclists, and those for other vehicles.For cyclists, the following intersections had the highest rate of collisions over a five-year period from 2009 to 2013 in descending order: Queen Street West at Claremont Street / Niagara Street Grace Street at College Street […]



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 […]



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 […]