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NEWS: U of T team aims to create world’s fastest bike

A University of Toronto team behind an award-winning human-powered helicopter and the first wing-flapping plane are setting their sights on a new record by constructing what could be the world’s fastest bike. Cameron Robertson, 27, and 10 other U of T students and graduates known as AeroVelo have been toiling away in their McCaul Street […]


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NEWS: John Tory continues anti-bike crusade on Eglinton

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John Tory continues his plan to be THE Anti-Bike mayoral candidate.  Everyone knows Rob Ford is, but Rob Ford is old news, and John Tory will flip and flop in whatever direction will get him votes… and he’s after “Ford Nation” votes.  Plus Nick Kouvalis is Tory’s lead strategist this time around.  You may remember […]


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NEWS: Toronto takes stronger action to target illegal bike lane parking

Toronto’s parking enforcers are looking to put a stop to illegal bike lane parking once and for all. As the city installs new downtown bike lanes in a year-long pilot project, it will be using a combination of new pavement markings, signage that threatens a $150 fine, and targeted enforcement blitzes to keep the lanes […]


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INFRASTRUCTURE: Simcoe to be first street with car parking protecting a bikelane.

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Looking good Simcoe. Please, let’s have lots of flex-bollards or planters along that double-line to keep cars from parking in that bikelane. Simcoe will be TO’s first street where parking used as bike lane separation off peak via Twitter / TO_Cycling: Simcoe will be TO’s first street ….


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INFRASTRUCTURE: Cyclists eager to extend trips downtown on the West Toronto Railpath

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The 3.5-metre-wide cycling and pedestrian path currently runs for two kilometres along the railway corridor, roughly following Dundas Street West, from Dupont Street in the north to near College Street in the south. Now, six years after the first leg opened, cyclists were eager to hear about the three-kilometre extension that will take the mostly […]


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NEWS: New bike lanes appear on Simcoe, confusion reigns

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Jesus murphy. Look at these self-entitled motorists.  Just look at them. New painted bike lanes started to appear on Simcoe Street this week, but it seemed users of the street’s soon-to-be-defunct parking meters were turning scofflaw, blocking the painted contraflow track with their cars and motorcycles. Read More: New bike lanes appear on Simcoe, confusion reigns.


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NEWS: Plans to shift Toronto’s bicycle strategy into high gear in the works

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After years of backpedalling, Ontario is getting back on the path to creating a province-wide cycling network. And in Toronto, where critics point out the city has failed to deliver the 495 km of bikeways it promised in 2001, there’s a new strategy in the works. “The increased density in the way we’re building cities […]


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OH YEAH: Bikeshare Toronto membership for just $42.50! (Less than half price!!)

I’ve been promoting this deal a bunch, and with good reason… I want bikesharing in Toronto to be so successful that it expands from the core.  But this weekend (until Tuesday at midnight, Buytopia is also having a 15% off sale on anything over $20, which means you can apply it to a Bikeshare Toronto annual […]


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NEWS: Toronto girl raises money to buy bikes for kids

Great story, and it’s nice that the Sun has not turned on the comments for this story. Seven-year-old Julia Burkhardt wants every kid to have a bike. So the Toronto youngster decided to host a fundraising bike ride to help make that happen. “I was sitting in a park one day with my bike beside […]


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NEWS: Socknacki and Chow compare cycling plans

Very weird… an entire Toronto Sun article about bikelanes and the columnist doesn’t talk crap about them. (but don’t read the comments. Never read the comments.  Especially in the Sun). It’s good that both Soknacki and Chow want bikelanes, but it seems that Chow is the only one that realizes that making a bikelane physically […]


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