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NEWS: Family appeals to cyclists to help find missing woman

Catherine “Kit” Currie, 50, vanished from her home in the city’s west end two weeks ago after suffering a mental health episode. The Toronto woman’s family believes she may be alone and afraid — possibly living off the land in the Don Valley — so they’re appealing to the city’s cycling community to help them […]


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NEWS: Bike Share Toronto Data Released

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Toronto Bike Share users have made 285,384 trips so far in 2014, criss-crossing the city via a network of 80 bicycle docks. In June alone, they pedalled 237,723 kilometres — burning an estimated six million calories in the process — and offset more than 100,000 pounds of carbon. The numbers are courtesy of Alta Bicycle […]


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UPDATE: The Viaduct Bikelane is closed and an awesome temporary one has been created

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SUPERB news from the City of Toronto.  After a construction contractor improperly closed the Bloor Viaduct bikelane (one of the few options for east end cyclists to cross the Don Valley) and put up signs advising cyclists to merge with very very fast motor vehicle traffic, myself and other cyclists in the city were obviously […]


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UPDATE: Bloor Viaduct bikelanes closed (temporary ones coming?)

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Last night I posted about an unacceptable situation unfolding on the Bloor Viaduct.  Construction barricades have been set up to perform work on the bridge (nature of the work detailed a bit below), with signs that cyclists should “share the road” with motor traffic. Anyone who has biked the Viaduct knows that “sharing the road” […]


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UNACCEPTABLE: Bloor Viaduct bikelanes closed (and no temporary ones provided)

Bloor Viaduct Bikelanes Closed

UPDATE: It sounds like temporary bikelanes are coming.  Maybe. Hopefully.   I just rode home over the viaduct and sections of the eastbound bikelane are closed.  Giant jersey concrete barriers are in the way with signs saying the bikelane is closed and cyclists should merge with traffic.   I can’t, as someone who rides the […]


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NEWS: Cyclist struck by van in Brampton

Assault in bike lane has Toronto Police on the lookout for e-scooter driver

A 45-year-old male cyclist has been airlifted to a Toronto trauma centre from Brampton after he was struck by a van Sunday afternoon. The cyclist was riding westbound on Steeles Ave., between Hwy. 50 and Finch Ave., around 2 p.m. when he was struck by the vehicle heading in the same direction. His injuries are […]


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NEWS: Bike Share struggling with repair problem

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I could do without the anecdotes from people whining about not being able to find a spot to park their bikeshare bike (that generally means that the system is popular), but it is a symptom of the larger problem… that BikeShare parts and new stations are hard to come by in the short term. PBSC […]


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TOMORROW! Sun, Aug 17 – Open Streets TO opens up major roads on Sunday

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What will be closed OPEN: Bloor Street between Parliament Street and Spadina Avenue. Yonge Street between Bloor and Queen Streets. Major intersections will have crossing points where cars can pass through. The media does not get it.  Open Streets *OPENS* the streets (it’s right in the damn name) to everyone, not just the idiots who drive […]


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NEWS: Brookfield will no longer remove bikes at Yonge & Bloor

Lisa Ferguson says her bike disappeared from a pole outside Hudson's Bay centre while she was in a meeting

  Well, all the emails and tweets and outrage worked.  Will everyone who has had their bike stolen by Brookfield be compensated though? Give yourself a pat on the back if you were one of the folks who expressed outrage at Brookfield Properties strategic removal of bikes at Yonge and Bloor that it deemed a […]


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NEWS: Brookfield’s bike-cutting excuse is bunk: property law expert

Thanks to the Star, we now know the answer of whether or not it’s legal to steal bikes that are legally locked up on public property, even if you own “adjacent property”.  The Star asked a property lawyer professor, and he confirmed what we all (except Brookfield Properties) know.  Spoiler – it’s not. Jeremy de […]


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