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INFRASTRUCTURE: Cycle Toronto keeps pushing city staff to abide by Council’s wishes

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Via Cycle Toronto: Transportation Services willfully ignoring the direction of Council In June 2014, Toronto City Council unanimously approved a pilot project for cycle tracks on Richmond St, Adelaide St and Simcoe St and painted bike lanes on Peter St by a vote of 39-0. Cycle tracks are “physically separated from motor traffic and distinct from the sidewalk.” The installation […]


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NEWS: Cranky old man calls new BMX park a big visual distraction for motorists

I think this writer, Norris Mcdonald, a cranky old man who posts awful articles about “motorsports” (is sitting in a chair turning a wheel and pushing pedals really a “sport”?  NOPE.) and also gems entitled “Are Men Better Drivers Than Women”  MUST be  advocating for burying all highways (or all roads) in tunnels, because that’s […]


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NEWS: Councillour McMahon, on Adelaide Bike Lane Separation

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You GO, Mary-Margaret!  Let’s drag Toronto into the 21st century when it comes to biking infrastructure! “They need to be fully physically separated, not just paint—that’s not what I voted for. I think we need a little semantics lesson for everyone or dictionaries or something.” via Duly Quoted: Mary-Margaret McMahon, on Adelaide Bike Lane Separation […]


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NEWS: Adelaide bike lane is a mess

Good article by NOW.  I’m waiting for the Toronto Sun to advocate for physical separation.  Oooh, maybe Toronto Sun paper boxes topped with planters?  haha. In an interview with the Toronto Star on Wednesday, General Manager of Transportation Services Stephen Buckley defended the project, saying that he had only seen one or two drivers in […]


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VIDEO: Trucks using Adelaide non-separated bikelane as express lane

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What happens when you make a nice wide bikelane using paint but neglect to put flexi-posts up to make it a separated bikelane?  Trucks use it as their own personal express lane.  A screenshot is above – the video link is below. The city may say “oh, we’ll enforce the rules!” but obviously that is […]


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INFRASTRUCTURE: What did Stephen Buckley recommend for Richmond and Adelaide’s separated bikelanes?

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NOTE: Send your requests for adequate separation during this pilot project to Transportation Services managers Stephen Buckley sbuckle@toronto.ca, Dan Egan degan@toronto.ca, Lukasz Pawlowski lpawlow@toronto.ca along with Public Works and Infrastructure Committee pwic@toronto.ca and for good measure include 311@toronto.ca.   So, the Director of Toronto’s Transportation Services department, Stephen Buckley, thinks that a City Council decision is just a vague guideline for his department… […]


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NEWS: Toronto not separating Richmone and Adelaide bike lanes despite council vote

NOTE: Send your requests for adequate separation during this pilot project to Transportation Services managers Stephen Buckley sbuckle@toronto.ca, Dan Egan degan@toronto.ca, Lukasz Pawlowski lpawlow@toronto.ca along with Public Works and Infrastructure Committee pwic@toronto.ca and for good measure include 311@toronto.ca.   Hey… did you know that if you work for the city, and City Council says “do something“, you can turn around say “Well, I […]


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NEWS: City staff must install posts to make new bike lanes safer

NOTE: Send your requests for adequate separation during this pilot project to Transportation Services managers Stephen Buckley sbuckle@toronto.ca, Dan Egan degan@toronto.ca, Lukasz Pawlowski lpawlow@toronto.ca along with Public Works and Infrastructure Committee pwic@toronto.ca and for good measure include 311@toronto.ca. You would think that the opening of a new bike lane would be a cause for celebration in the bike-riding world. But Cycle Toronto Wednesday […]


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NEWS: Transportation Services refuses to follow Council direction to install protected bike lanes

  NOTE: Send your requests for adequate separation during this pilot project to Transportation Services managers Stephen Buckley sbuckle@toronto.ca, Dan Egan degan@toronto.ca, Lukasz Pawlowski lpawlow@toronto.ca along with Public Works and Infrastructure Committee pwic@toronto.ca and for good measure include 311@toronto.ca.   What happens when Toronto City Council votes to install protected bikelanes on Richmond and Adelaide?  Well, in Toronto, the city staff in charge […]


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SAFETY: Concerns prompt recall of thousands of bike helmets

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Health Canada says thousands of bike and skateboard helmets are being voluntarily recalled due to a potential safety hazard. It says FGL Sports Ltd. is recalling its helmets sold under the Capix Evo and Capix Jr Evo brands as a precautionary measure due to a manufacturing defect that may cause cracks near rivets securing the […]


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