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Lack of Bike Parking on Yonge means bikes hurting newly planted trees

Here’s an idea – provide more bike parking – then people wouldn’t be forced to lock to trees.  Yes, there are bike posts on Yonge south of College, but they are often filled up. The damage wasn’t as bad as the reader said, but a lot of bark on the trunks of some trees had […]

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Ride Your Bike: TTC hikes fares, again

You should consider winter biking – it’s fun, pretty easy, and warm if you dress properly for it.  Don’t give the TTC more of your money for the “service” they provide.  Check the “Weather” section of our How-To Page to learn more! It will cost Metropass users $60 a year, or $5 a month, more […]

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Re-capping the Richmond-Adelaide bikelane public meetings

Great write-up on Dandyhorse about the public meetings that took place on Monday and Tuesday night regarding plans for separated bikelanes on Richmond and Adelaide. Last night, November 18, 2013, approximately 40 people gathered in the Metro Hall rotunda to browse plans and review images for the proposed cycle tracks for Richmond qnd Adelaide streets, […]

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City Council votes to save Bixi Toronto!

Great bike news came out of the Rob Ford debacle at City Hall yesterday…. not only has Council agreed to sustain Bixi Toronto (possibly running it via the Toronto Parking Authority), but making changes to development bylaws that allow Section 37 funds (the money that condo developers pay the city to exceed height restrictions) to […]

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Winter Biking Motivation: TTC fare hike is coming

Love the TTC? The crammed trains, the bunched up streetcars, the eternity of waiting for a bus when it’s -30?  You pay for that “privilege”, and pretty soon it’s going to cost you even more. If you haven’t thought about it, you should start considering biking everywhere, even in the winter. Something to contemplate as […]

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Toronto nearing deal to save Bixi

Good news for Bixi: The city government and Bixi have resurrected a deal to keep the troubled bicycle-sharing service alive — a deal that may involve a $5 million toilets-for-bikes trade.“I’m extremely optimistic,” city cycling manager Daniel Egan said in an interview Tuesday, a day before the meeting at which council will vote on Bixi’s […]

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The Bloor East Bikelane: Getting better, but separation needed!

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The Bloor East bikelane has recently been re-painted between Sherbourne and  Parliament with new, slightly wider lanes with a double line and a small “buffer” between the bikelane and the car lanes, as well as some sharrows across the Bloor and Castle Frank intersection. All of this is GREAT, of course.  As a cyclist who used […]

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Ghost bike left on Spadina for Carla Warrilow

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I have no words.  I blame anyone against bikelanes, anywhere.  Anyone who doesn’t think people should be safe no matter what mode of transportation they use is an awful person. The group had gathered at Spadina Ave. and Dundas St. W. to chain a white “ghost bike” to a lamppost as a memorial to 25-year-old […]

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Bloor bike lane debate hits the street

Why is this even a “debate”? If some politicians don’t grow some backbone and do things that will make this city more livable, traffic will grind to a halt and we’ll be the next Detroit. Too many cars = a city that doesn’t move. Bikelanes give people a SAFE option that isn’t a car. The […]

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Cyclist struck on Spadina Avenue dies in hospital

Sickening.  Keep her family in your thoughts, and continue to push for safer cycling infrastructure and side-guards on trucks. A 25-year-old woman struck by a vehicle on Spadina Avenue last week has died in hospital. Police say that the woman was struck by a vehicle towing a trailer while she cycled along Spadina Avenue near […]

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Bloor Street bike lane study clears Public Works Committee

The city of Toronto’s public works committee has approved an environmental assessment to study the feasibility of installing a bike lane along Bloor Street. The study — which if approved would take about a year to complete — will investigate the possibility of putting a bike lane along Bloor from west of Keele Street in the […]

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Ontario coroner calls for side guards on trucks; Ottawa says no

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Dear Ottawa: If the Ontario Coroner is calling for truck sideguards, there IS enough evidence that they save lives.  The Ontario Coroner uses evidence-based decision making. Ontario’s coroner renewed calls for mandatory side guards on trucks Wednesday, hours after a 25-year-old woman was crushed almost to death beneath the wheels of a truck in downtown […]

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Bloor and Dupont Bikelanes on City Council Agenda

Council voted in July 2011 to halt an environmental assessment that was studying the possible impact of creating lanes on one of the city’s major streets. But city officials have now brought the issue back to the table, recommending that council allow a smaller Bloor assessment to be done at the same time as an […]

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Cycle Toronto responds to the Rosie DiManno “Cyclists Should Be Shot” Article

Good on Cycle Toronto.  Read their response to Rosie DiManno’s “Cyclsts Should Be Shot” article (and probably the Star’s Public Editor Response calling it “a joke”) Cycle Toronto believes that road safety is a serious issue and one that must be discussed in a mature and respectful manner. We advocate for safer streets so that […]

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Truck side guards should be mandatory: Olivia Chow

The NDP transportation critic has renewed her calls for the federal government to implement a private members bill she introduced in the House of Commons to make side guards mandatory on heavy trucks in Canada. It follows the deaths of several cyclists who died beneath the wheels of big trucks in Toronto and elsewhere. Cambridge, […]

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