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LOVE: Celebrate Valentines with a Toronto Politician

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Hope you had a great day. Here are some funny cards featuring Toronto politicians, plus my fave featuring Jennifer Keesmaat, our City Planner, above. Feel the Love: #TOpoli Valentines 2015 – Album on Imgur.



NEWS: Dandyhorse breaks down the leading Mayoral Candidates (and a clown)

Sketchy the Clown would make a terrible mayor, especially for those of us you who have an unnatural fear of clowns. But the candidate does support Toronto’s cyclists. Doug Ford would also make a terrible mayor, and that is partly because he doesn’t really like bikes. Ford, the elder brother of our current ailing mayor, recently […]



NEWS: Ward 18’s Ana Bailao lying about supporting bikes?

I guess it means something that politicians are now blatantly lying to try and garner votes from cyclists. Before reading article linked below, I’ll quote this article from 2012, after Bailao voted to remove the Jarvis bikelanes. And then there’s Councillor Ana Bailão, presiding over a chunk of downtown in Ward 18 – Davenport. She […]



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 […]



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 […]



NEWS: John Tory is now the Anti-Bike Candidate in the Mayoral Race

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Okay, Rob Ford will always be THE anti-bike candidate, but let’s just hope his support stays at 20% (in related news, 20% of Torontonians are on crack) and we don’t have to deal with him again. John Tory’s campaign has come out against Olivia Chow’s plan to drastically increase bikelanes in Toronto, creating a Minimum […]



NEWS: Olivia Chow has become THE bike-friendly mayoral candidate for Toronto

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Well, Olivia has gone “all in” on bike infrastructure for the mayoral campaign.  She was pretty much the bike-friendliest candidate before, but hadn’t released a cycling policy yet.  I’ll let the below speak for itself, but probably most significant is her adoption of Cycle Toronto’s Minimum Grid campaign to have a grid of separated, protected […]



Cycle advocates take MP Peggy Nash on a bike tour of Parkdale-High Park

Great stuff. We need more politicians taking bike tours of the areas they reprsent – hopefully municipal, provincial and federal politicians all at once! With the caveat that local cycling issues are not within the federal representative’s jurisdiction, the pair pointed out safety issues and concerns for cyclists along the way. The pair took Nash […]



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 […]



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, […]