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INFRASTRUCTURE: Contraflow lanes on Shaw St have doubled bike traffic!

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Following the great news that bike traffic has tripled on Sherbourne, it has more than doubled on Shaw St in less than a year, simply with the addition of a contra-flow bikelane! Contraflow lanes on Shaw St have doubled bike traffic in less than a year. “Shaw Bicycle traffic counted as 606/day pre-bike lane now […]



NEWS: Sherbourne lanes a cycling success that should inspire more

Following up on the news that bike traffic on Sherbourne is up a whopping 300%, here’s Minnan-Wong trying to appear bike-friendly. The number of cyclists whizzing along Sherbourne St. each day has nearly tripled since its fancy new separated bike lanes opened at the end of 2012, new figures show. The boost in bicycles is […]



INFRASTRUCTURE: Sherbourne separated bikelane sees 300% increase in bike traffic in 3 years!

Sherbourne’s lanes have problems, but prove that if you build bikelanes that people (all people – novice and experienced, young and old) feel safe cycling in, more and more will use them. Bicycle traffic averages on Sherbourne were 955/day in 2011 bike lane, they are now 2,827/day in Cycle Track via Toronto Cycling on Twitter



NEWS: Remains of missing Toronto cyclist Kit Currie found

The remains of Kit Currie, a Toronto cyclist who went missing Aug. 14, have been found, her sister Jennifer Currie-Roy said. “We found her, and we’re preparing for arrangements. Her body was found near her bike,” Currie-Roy said from her home in Wakefield, Que. She added that police have informed her family but have not […]



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 […]



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 […]



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 […]



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 […]



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 […]



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 […]