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GETTING LEGAL: Tenants Insurance: How does this relate to biking?

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  Note: Singer Kwinter will be contributing a few posts to BikingToronto in June in honour of Brain Injury Awareness Month.   One major difference between homeowners and renters is … [Read more...]

VISION ZERO: Beefed up road safety plan approved by city hall committee

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This is one of those times when tons of outcry about a politician's proposal (aiming to reduce road deaths by a paltry 20%) actually changes a politician's mind.  I mean, outcry by non-drivers. Mayor … [Read more...]

MUST READ: The most condescending things city councillors said about cyclists last week

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People are literally dying on the streets because some politicians don't want cars to slow down even a little bit. This article is a must read.  It starts with a mother trying to explain to her … [Read more...]

VISION ZERO: Torontonians share personal stories of close calls on city’s deadly streets

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Everyone has a story of cars hitting themselves or someone they love.  EVERY DAY I have a story seeing a driver/car almost hitting someone at College and Bay (near my work), and I cross that … [Read more...]

VISION ZERO: Drivers who kill or injure pedestrians, cyclists often avoid criminal charges

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The driver who ran a red light in Scarborough and killed cyclist Edouard Le Blanc received a $700 fine and was handed six demerit points. “Justice is not being served, not for the victims, … [Read more...]

VISION ZERO: 5 cities Toronto could copy to improve road safety

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Sixteen pedestrians have been killed on Toronto streets in 2016. That's 16 more people than John Tory would like. His aim is to bring those pedestrian fatalities to a halt, with zero by … [Read more...]

VISION ZERO: ‘We’re asking our politicians to act': Victims of Toronto’s deadly streets call for change

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I'm devastated just reading this article.  I would've been a mess at the press conference.  Shame on politicians who think *any* death on our streets for the sake of speedy travel by cars is … [Read more...]

VISION ZERO: Friends and family of road violence victims call for end to traffic fatalities and serious injuries

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Friends and family of road violence victims gathered at Nathan Phillips Square to call on City Council for an end to traffic-related fatalities and severe injuries. Council is set to vote on the new … [Read more...]

VISION ZERO: Mayor John Tory responds to criticism by embracing Vision Zero road safety plan

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For a guy who doesn't bike often, he sure is backpedaling furiously...  although let's note that he's not offering a date as a goal. Toronto’s new road safety plan has gone from “Zero Vision” … [Read more...]

VISION ZERO: Victim of Toronto’s deadly streets speaks out

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If you get hit by a car as a cyclist or as a pedestrian, the phone in your pocket is likely worth more than your life.  That's messed up. “If I never got on my bike again, they would have won,” … [Read more...]