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NEWS: DAS5 – Darcy Allan Sheppard remembered

Ask most Ontarians about the case and they will remember it as the story about the crazed messenger who was justifiably killed after he “jumped on” a car and “attacked” Bryant and his wife who were out celebrating their anniversary. This was the story that emerged from special prosecutor Richard Peck’s 68-page presentation to Judge […]


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OH YEAH! Bike Valet at TIFF opening weekend

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Via CycleToronto: Event date: Sept 4-7 OH YEAH!  Ride your bike like the celebrities do and park your bike securely for free and check out the flicks at TIFF!   Feist rides her bike (and parks it at the Bike Valet) in Toronto, as does Rachel McAdams and Ellen Page (in Halifax, but I’m sure she […]


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NEWS: Toronto cyclist killed near Brandon, MB.

Oh, I hate reading these kinds of news stories. A 24-year-old Toronto man was killed after being hit by an SUV while riding his bike near Brandon. The collision happened about 8 p.m. Monday, about two kilometres west of the city, on Highway 1A. Mounties say an eastbound SUV travelling in the same direction hit […]


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NEWS: Toronto’s new bike lanes are being misused

Yet another article about the total inadequacy of bikelanes without physical separation (curbs, planters, flex-bollards). It sucks to be a cyclist in this town. Less than a month after reporting the news that the Simcoe bike lanes were being used as a parking space by motorists, the freshly pained bike lanes are once again in […]


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TOMORROW! Sun, Aug 31 – Open Streets TO opens up major roads on Sunday

Oh yeah! OpenStreetsTO happens again tomorrow! What will be 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. What’s better for businesses on a street?  People using the street to socialize, interact and shop, or people trapped […]


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NEWSFLASH: E-Bikes are the furthest thing from “hip”

This guy is doing “biking to work” wrong if he shows up all sweaty.  Especially during this cool summer we’ve had.   His commute is a few kilometres and he can’t do it on a real bike?  I bike farther than him and have knee and back problems.  I take my commute easy though. That […]


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NEWS: Two face street-racing charges after cyclist killed

It’s my personal opinion that if you operate a motor vehicle in any way that causes the death of a human being, that is akin to murder, or at least manslaughter.  It doesn’t matter if it was an accident.  You had a responsibility to operate the vehicle safely, and you didn’t. Two drivers who police […]


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OH YEAH: Business leaders cheer protected bike lanes into busy downtown Pittsburgh

  In Pittsburgh, business gets it.  Bikes mean money.  Toronto businesses, for the large part, are still stuck in a driver-first mentality. Jeremy Waldrup, CEO of the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership, said the protected lane, which will return Penn Avenue to a one-way street by removing an eastbound traffic lane, will make it comfortable for most […]


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NEWS: Toronto’s 50 most dangerous intersections for cyclists

Bikes + Data = Win.  Will the city use this information to make these 50 intersections safer for non-driving taxpayers?  My gut says no. Adrian Verster was just a humble data geek until his girlfriend got hit by a pickup truck. The crash — which left her with a concussion and memory loss — spurred […]


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TRANSIT: Toronto’s New Streetcar includes spots for bikes

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With a dedicated spot for bikes: It’s just three more sleeps until Toronto’s new streetcars roll out on the 510 Spadina line, and during a media event today, the TTC showed off some of the vehicle’s modern features at the Hillcrest rail yard on Bathurst Street. The new ride is packed with technological bells and […]


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