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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

CicLAvia in Los Angeles (their version of Open Streets) in 2012.

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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NEWS: Elderly cyclist killed in Mississauga

A 69-year-old cyclist was killed when he was struck by a truck in a Mississauga intersection Friday morning. Peel Regional Police say the man on the bike collided with the straight truck at Central Pkwy. and Mavis Rd. shortly after 8 a.m. The truck driver, who was visibly distraught, remained at the scene. “The cyclist […]


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NEWS: Brookfield Properties defends stealing bikes at HBC Centre

Brookfield Properties offers a piss poor excuse for stealing bikes parked legally on public property, citing “adjacent property rights”. I’m not a real estate lawyer, but if there is one out there that can shed some light on what “adjacent property rights” may be, that would be helpful.  I can’t find anything regarding them for […]


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NEWS: Had your bike stolen from Yonge & Bloor? The thief may be Brookfield Properties.

This is getting crazier and crazier.  How long has Brookfield Properties been doing this?  How many people have lost their bikes after parking them legally and on public property? Brookfield has just been cutting locks off and confiscating the bikes and not notifying anyone. Ferguson was able to get her bike back but wants to […]


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