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The News Cycle for Friday, June 8, 2012

A Public Transit adventure

A Public Transit Adventure [Cupcake Ride] I’ve used public transit bike racks in BC before and the ones on the TTC buses are exactly the same. You just push up on a metal handle, pull the whole rack down towards you, lift your bike into the wheel slots and then secure your front wheel with […]


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Presenting the Essentials of Rob Ford’s BikePlan

Rob Ford's Separated Bikelanes

Here is information straight from the latest issue of Cyclometer that runs down the essentials of the Rob Ford Bike Plan. There’s already hubbub about it because although it plans for separated bikelanes downtown, it also takes OUT bikelanes in Scarborough (on Pharmacy and Birchmount) – arguably an area that needs safe biking infrastructure way […]


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Rob Ford’s BikePlan Revealed

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The “new” Toronto BikePlan has been revealed (PDF link) and it is what is expected. There is a good write-up about it on the CBC website, but here are the highlights (and lowlights): Downtown Focus Physically Separate Bikelanes on Bloor between Sherbourne & Broadview (2011) Possible Physically Separate Bikelanes on Sherbourne & Wellesley (2012) Studying […]


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City Hall wants to shut down Cycling Advisory Committee

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It was rumoured to be happening, but now it’s official… the Rob Ford Regime wants to shut down the Cycling Advisory Committee .  The Cycling Committee is not the only one facing the axe… it is one of 21 committees (PDF) to be shut down… committees that are formed by experts in their chosen field […]


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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, 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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Rob Ford releases “Transportation Plan”

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Mayoral candidate (and current frontrunner) Rob Ford has released his “transportation plan” (PDF). The contents of the plan can be summed up as follows: Streetcars are bad.  TransitCity should not be built because an efficient wide-ranging Light Rail Transit system costs 1/10 as much as an equivalent subway system… but subway promises get votes.  Not […]


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