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STUFF: Volvo designed a reflective spraypaint to make cycling safer at night

Here’s a good idea: Instead of spending millions of dollars developing a reflective spray paint that only lasts for 10 days (what a waste of money!), how about Volvo educates all their customers about the rights of people on bikes via advertising, promo materials in their dealerships, perhaps booklets in every car they sell? The […]

GRAPHIC: Safety Nannies vs. Fear

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Saw this on Copenhagenize’s twitter feed.  Agree completely.

NEWS: Women are the ‘indicator species’ for cycling safety

Toronto’s new cycling manager will measure her success, in part, by how many women she sees pedalling around the city. Like many urban centres, Toronto has a cycling gender gap. In 2006, two thirds of Torontonians who cycled to work were men. The gap is narrowing – more recent data from 2009 shows 43 per cent […]

DEATH CAB: Toronto Cabbies to ILLEGALLY use Tablets instead of Radio Dispatch

Everyone (including me) who bikes in Toronto has a story about a cab driver hitting them.  At the least, you’ve had a near miss with one, because taxi drivers are always in a rush and do not abide by any laws.  Passing a cyclist with inches (or less) to spare.  Sure. U-turns where U-turns are […]

NEWS: Toronto cyclists rally behind pitch for lower speed limits

For those who commute on two wheels, safer streets are slower streets. Cyclists in Toronto are rallying behind a provincial proposal to reduce residential speed limits, saying the change would mean fewer fatalities. “The number one way to reduce fatalities and serious injures is to lower the speed limit,” said Cycle Toronto director Jared Kolb. More: Toronto […]

NEWS: Top 10 worst intersections for cyclists, vehicles in Toronto

The City of Toronto has identified its top 10 worst intersections for collisions involving cyclists, and those for other vehicles.For cyclists, the following intersections had the highest rate of collisions over a five-year period from 2009 to 2013 in descending order: Queen Street West at Claremont Street / Niagara Street Grace Street at College Street […]

NEWS: Drivers who door cyclists, use phones face tougher fines in Ontario

Ontario plans to double fines for motorists who door cyclists or use their mobile phones while driving, as part of a sweeping road-safety crackdown. On Tuesday afternoon, Transportation Minister Steven Del Duca reintroduced a list of amendments to the Highway Traffic Act in the legislature. The Liberal government originally put the proposals forward in the […]

NEWS: Cyclist dead after collision in Scarborough

A male cyclist has died after being struck by a vehicle in Scarborough, Toronto Paramedic Services confirm. The collision occurred around 2:15 p.m., on Warden Ave., near Bertrand Ave., north of Eglinton Ave. E., according to paramedics. The man, whose exact age is unknown but paramedics say is middle-aged, was found without vital signs. He […]

NEWS: Cyclict suffers serious head injury in collision with streetcar

A middle-aged male cyclist is the third person to be struck by a TTC streetcar in less than three weeks.Paramedics responded to a call of a cyclist hit by a streetcar on Queen St. W. near Spadina Ave. shortly before 1:30 a.m.The cyclist was taken to hospital with a serious head injury, said EMS. More: Cyclict […]

Cyclist struck, seriously injured at Shaw and Dundas

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A man in his 20s was taken to hospital with serious injuries after he was struck by a vehicle while riding his bike in the city’s west end. It happened around 1:30 a.m. as the man was riding his bike at Dundas and Shaw streets. More: Cyclist struck, seriously injured in west end | CP24.com.

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