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


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 … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

City Council pursuing new safety measures for bike commuters

This is via the Cycle Toronto Facebook Page.  Cycle Toronto has been working hard pushing for all of these (see their letter to the Board of Health here).  Kudos to Jared, Siva, the Board and the many … [Read more...]

#CycleON: Is Ontario’s cycling strategy all talk?

It's a good vision... but without money and commitment, it's only a vision.  Let's make it a reality, please? It would be easy to dismiss Ontario’s new cycling strategy with a cynical, “So, what?” … [Read more...]

Toronto’s 5 fittest city councillors do it by bike

Great article from the Star about Toronto's 5 fittest councillors. The best part, unsurprisingly, is that 4 of them stay fit by making cycling a regular part of their lives. I've excepted parts … [Read more...]

Bixi Toronto to be saved by public toilet money?


Interesting financial goings-on down at City Hall: The chair of Toronto council’s public works committee has come up with a way to prevent the Bixi bike-sharing company from swirling down the drain: … [Read more...]

Making Toronto World Class: Purchase & Expand BIXI


While Toronto City Hall has dithered over the future of BIXI Toronto, something amazing has happened south of the border: New York City has launched CitiBike with 6,000 bikes and 400 stations. In its … [Read more...]

Karen Stintz ticketed for running stop sign on bike


Go Karen Stintz!  I love that the Chair of the TTC chooses to bike to work!  As a long-time Leafs fan, I also have newfound respect for  former Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment chief executive … [Read more...]

Mayor Rob Ford slams bike station, then floats idea of city hall splash pad

Mayor Rob Ford opposes adding showers for cyclists commuting to city hall but he wanted to look at installing a splash pad for kids as part of renovations to Nathan Phillips Square.Ford has slammed as … [Read more...]

Cyclist petitions Rob Ford to bike for a day

Cyclist petitions Rob Ford to bike for a day

One Toronto cyclist is trying to get Rob Ford to bike a mile in her shoes. “Mayor Rob Ford has lots of opinions about cycling in Toronto but has he ever ridden our streets?” asks Candice … [Read more...]