Earlier today we let you know that police were looking for an e-biker / e-scooter user who had assaulted a cyclist in the Spadina & Harbord area: The driver of the e-scooter allegedly punched the cyclist several times in the face before driving away, police say. The suspect is described as white, 5-foot-six, with shoulder-length [...]
The driver of the e-scooter allegedly punched the cyclist several times in the face before driving away, police say. The suspect is described as white, 5-foot-six, with shoulder-length blond hair. He was wearing a black/red winter jacket and khaki pants. Read the full post: “Assault in bike lane has Toronto Police on the lookout [...]
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Website rates Canadian cities on bike-ability [CBC News] Researchers at UBC and Simon Fraser University have come up with a way to rate how good major Canadian cities are for cycling. Modelled on a site called Walk-Score, researchers tallied up three factors: topography, bike accessibility to shops and the number of bike lanes. The results are [...]
This morning, the Toronto Police Service and the South Central Ontario Chapter of the Canadian Automobile Association launched their annual “Watch for Bikes” sticker campaign (PDF): So far this year in Toronto, 106 cyclists have been involved in car−bike collisions and 40 charges of “Open Vehicle Door Improperly” have been laid. In 2010, there [...]
Toronto Police used to do this once a year, but with more cyclists on the road these days, they are doing this multiple times per year: Between Monday, August 23, 2010 and Wednesday, August 25, 2010, 54 and 55 Divisions will be joining together and enforcing bicycle and pedestrian rules of the road. To date, [...]
What a tabloid-esque headline for a biking story! Yesterday, the Executive Director of the Toronto Cyclists Union, Yvonne Bambrick (I think she’s also the Director of Communication and Events, but I don’t know if she’s made the switch yet) received two tickets for riding her bike down the middle of Jarvis. She now has two [...]
Tomorrow (Monday) morning at 8 AM at the intersection of Broadview and Danforth, the Toronto Police Service is launching their latest bicycle safety campaign: On Monday, March 29, 2010, at 8 a.m., 54 Division and 55 Division officers will start a week−long, zero−tolerance bicycle campaign in the Danforth Avenue/Broadview Avenue area. Officers will be enforcing [...]
From the Forums: The Bike Union is reporting that some cyclists are reporting that the police are looking for cycling infractions more recently: http://bikeunion.to/news/2010/03/02/ticket-alert-cyclists-reporting-more-fines-police-attention Have you noticed anything? It’s been the same on my commute (I hardly *ever* see any cops). The Union offers a few good tips too: “Please also note that officers should [...]
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