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The News Cycle for Sunday, Nov. 13, 2011

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The Fixer: Cycling campaign appeals to drivers’ better instincts [The Star] Request to drivers: Please be more accepting of cyclists and consider them fellow travellers, instead of adversaries. That’s the idea behind “I Share the Road,” a campaign begun by cycling advocate and blogger James Schwartz, who hopes to foster a better relationship with drivers. Morrison […]

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One Step Closer to Separated Bikelanes on Adelaide and Richmond Streets

Richmond in 2012

Back in June, Rob Ford presented his BikePlan, which essentially was just a re-hashing of some earlier concepts by other politicians and I think, originally, by Dave Meslin, including most signficantly, an idea to put separated bikelanes on Richmond and Adelaide Streets. That plan is one step closer now due to the Public Works and Infrastructure Committee […]

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The Jarvis Bikelane is Doomed, and here’s why.

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I didn’t like writing the title of this post, but the following HAS to be said. We’re in danger of losing the 1-year-old Jarvis bikelanes as the Ford Mayoralty has shown that they believe (and they’re right) that the Torontonians that voted for Rob Ford and his idealogical counterparts voted for them to 1) reduce […]

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How to Save the Jarvis Bikelanes

Jarvis Bikelanes

If you haven’t heard already, on Thursday the Public Works and Infrastructure Committee at City Hall voted to take out the Jarvis Bikelanes that were installed about a year ago. This is not the final decision on the Jarvis bikelanes though… the matter now goes to City Council on July 12-13, and the Toronto cycling […]

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Despite Campaign, Fort York Bridge proclaimed Dead

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The Fort York Pedestrian and Cyclist Bridge is, for all intents and purposes, dead. Some background, in case you haven’t been following along: You may remember our post from a couple weeks ago when the Public Works Committee decided that a beautiful pedestrian and cyclist bridge that would link historic Fort York (and waterfront neighbourhoods) […]

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Two Things you can do to Support the Fort York Bridge

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This information is from Save the Fort York Bridge , who is publicizing the following to help drum up support for overturning the decision to scrap the beautiful pedestrian and cyclist bridge planned for Fort York: 1. 1000 Letters to Mayor. The Battle Is On To Save The Fort York Bridge https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=144787658927784 Thu May 12 between […]

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Join the Email Campaign to save the Fort York Bridge

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You may remember our post from a couple weeks ago when the Public Works Committee decided that a beautiful pedestrian and cyclist bridge that would link historic Fort York (and waterfront neighbourhoods) to the park system and neighbourhoods north of the railway tracks along the waterfront) cost too much money and it would be better […]

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How to Save the Cycling Committee

Full House at April 21, 2011 Executive Committee, photo by Yvonne Bambrick

This is a guest post by Anthony Humphreys, a father of two daughters who lives in South Etobicoke and is a Toronto cycling advocate. Anthony attended the City of Toronto Executive Committee meeting on Wed, April 20th concerning the elimination of 21 citizen advisory committees. From my perspective, yesterday’s Executive Committee meeting went “Not well”. […]

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Why the Cycling Advisory Committee should be Saved

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On Thursday, we told you that Rob Ford’s City Hall wants to shut down 21 advisory committees (committees that cost virtually no money and take advantage of volunteer work by passionate citizens in areas such as cycling, pedestrian safety, childrens services and economic development just to name a few). Tammy Thorne (pictured at right), editor […]

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Left-Wing Pinko I Bike T.O. Shirt

Left Wing Pinko I Bike T.O. Womens T-Shirt

UPDATE! We’ve added a Red Mens T-Shirt and Pink Womens T-Shirt to our products! You may have seen (or own) one of our t-shirts with the famous I Bike T.O. logo we designed, and we’ve just added 3 new Left-Wing Pinko shirts to the product line up.  Maybe we should send one to Don Cherry? […]

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Don Cherry insults Cyclists as Rob Ford Sworn in as Mayor

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Today marks the end of Rob Ford’s first week in office (only 3 years, 51 weeks to go) and it was a doozy. For some reason, Ford had Don Cherry of Hockey Night in Canada put the Chain of Office around his neck today at City Council (something usually done by the City Clerk), and […]

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On The Blogs: Rob Ford and Toronto’s Political Spectrum

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Blogger Michael Holloway has an interesting post about the possibility that mayor-elect Rob Ford will take Toronto down the road from civic power to corporate power: The over all strategy is to reduce government power in favour of corporate power, and this was made very evident on election night when the first words out of […]

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On The Blogs: Rob Ford, Art Inspiration

Rob Ford Inspires the Arts

Over on the Cyclops blog, there’s a nice little post about the art that is being inspired by noted bikelane “hesitant” (I’d say opponent, but he’s admitted that bikelanes are appropriate in places like downtown, where lots of people bike) mayor-elect Rob Ford: Say what you will about Rob Ford, but you’ve gotta give him […]

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On The Blogs: Toronto’s Cyclists with an Anti-Bike Mayor

Toronto Cycling Community in a Non-Bike Friendly Environment

Nodders talks about what Rob Ford’s election means for the Toronto Cycling Community.  Does the “Community” need to re-position itself and move from a “Share the Road!” message to a “More Bikes = Less Cars = Less Congestion” message? I think that cycling advocates need to seriously consider how they position their messaging in a […]

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How To Deal with an Anti-Cycling Mayor?

Rob Ford

Toronto is waking up this morning with an “Oh My Gawd, what have we done?” look on it’s face. More people voted for noted anti-cyclist mayoral candidate Rob Ford than any other (but not the rest of them combined, it should be noted) yesterday, meaning that on Dec. 1st, he’ll become mayor. Now that the […]

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