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VIDEO: 3 Great Reasons for Cycling gloves

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I’m good friends with Michelle Johnston, the founder of Working Well, which aims to create healthy workplace cultures.  She has started a series of Bike Safety How-To Videos on the Working Well YouTube Channel. The first video was on ensuring your helmet is fitting properly. Here’s the second – 3 great reasons to wear cycling gloves.  


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VIDEO: Don’t Be a Jerk – Yield to Pedestrians

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From the Big Apple, but totally appropriate here in Toronto too. Sharing the road isn’t just for cars.  It’s for cyclists too.  Blowing through reds isn’t only like giving a finger to other road users (drivers, pedestrians, other cyclists) but puts pedestrians in danger. Slow down. This isn’t the Tour de France. Stop and take […]


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VIDEO: The 2-4-1 Method for Bicycle Helmet Safety

I’m good friends with Michelle Johnston, the founder of Working Well, which aims to create healthy workplace cultures.  She has started a series of Bike Safety How-To Videos on the Working Well YouTube Channel. Here’s the first, on ensuring your helmet is fitting properly. Stay tuned for more videos from Michelle, and perhaps even a […]


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June is Brain Injury Awareness Month

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By Ari J. Singer, Singer Kwinter Personal Injury Lawyers Note: Singer Kwinter will be contributing a few posts to BikingToronto in June in honour of Brain Injury Awareness Month.   June is Brain Injury Awareness Month In Ontario. The overlap between Brain Injury Awareness Month and Toronto Bike Month presents a unique opportunity to share a […]


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Star squash player killed in accident on Wednesday

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One of Canada’s top squash players has died after being hit by a car while cycling in Toronto. Squash Canada confirmed in a release that Ottawa’s Adrian Dudzicki died from injuries sustained in an accident on Wednesday when a vehicle struck him as he rode his bicycle to the National Squash Academy. Dudzicki, 23, was […]


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How to Bike Through a Toronto Winter

Great how-to from Torontoist on biking in the winter, and I’m obviously adding this link to our How-To Page. Winter is on the way, meaning soon you’ll have no choice but to stop riding your bike and start spending a bunch of money on TTC fare. Or, you know, you could not do that. If […]


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How To Hold Drivers Accountable

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A fantastic article about two very different philosophies when someone is is killed on a bicycle. The driver who hit Burgess Hu never saw him. She was making a right turn, and the police assume she was looking left. In other words, she wasn’t looking where she was going. As he biked into the driveway […]


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Ghost bike left on Spadina for Carla Warrilow

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I have no words.  I blame anyone against bikelanes, anywhere.  Anyone who doesn’t think people should be safe no matter what mode of transportation they use is an awful person. The group had gathered at Spadina Ave. and Dundas St. W. to chain a white “ghost bike” to a lamppost as a memorial to 25-year-old […]


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Cyclist struck on Spadina Avenue dies in hospital

Sickening.  Keep her family in your thoughts, and continue to push for safer cycling infrastructure and side-guards on trucks. A 25-year-old woman struck by a vehicle on Spadina Avenue last week has died in hospital. Police say that the woman was struck by a vehicle towing a trailer while she cycled along Spadina Avenue near […]


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Ontario coroner calls for side guards on trucks; Ottawa says no

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Dear Ottawa: If the Ontario Coroner is calling for truck sideguards, there IS enough evidence that they save lives.  The Ontario Coroner uses evidence-based decision making. Ontario’s coroner renewed calls for mandatory side guards on trucks Wednesday, hours after a 25-year-old woman was crushed almost to death beneath the wheels of a truck in downtown […]


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