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HOW TO: One Simple Tip That Could Save a Cyclist’s Life

Checking for cyclists should be a routine and heavily emphasized part of driver education, especially now that many more cities are encouraging cycling and installing painted bike lanes, which often put cyclists right in the door zone unless they are riding at the lane’s far edge. Using your mirrors and also turning to look over […]


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ELSEWHERE: Oregon Study Finds 94 Percent of Cyclists Stop at Red Lights

Contrary to lawless cyclist mythos, a study finds that nearly all cyclists in four Oregon cities stop for red lights. Meanwhile, according to Michael Andersen at Bike Portland, unrelated research suggests that “speeding in a car on local streets is at least six times more common than running a red light on a bike.” via Oregon Study […]


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SAFETY: Your Best Defence

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Guest Post 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.   Bike riders are especially vulnerable on the roads; no bike rider is going to win in an accident with a motor vehicle. The best defence is to […]


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INFRASTRUCTURE: A New Bike Lane That Could Save Lives and Make Cycling More Popular

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In the past few years, U.S. cities have come a long way to make sure bicyclists are safe on the road, but even protected bike lanes have an achilles heel: the intersection. Most protected bike lanes—lanes that have a physical barrier between bicyclists and drivers—end just before the intersection, leaving bicyclists and pedestrians vulnerable to […]


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VIDEO: Do you know the ABCD Quick Check?

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I’m good friends with Michelle Johnston, a certified CAN-Bike instructor and 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. She’s back with a 3rd video and blog post on a quick way to do a safety check on your bicycle. View […]


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Cyclists and the Highway Traffic Act: Reducing the risk of accidents

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Guest Post by Nga T. Dang, 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.   During Toronto Bike Month, as well as Brain Injury Awareness Month, it is important to increase awareness regarding laws that cyclists are required to obey. Accidents between […]


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Head Injuries & Cycling Safety

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  Guest Post by Veronica S. Marson, 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.   During Toronto Bike Month, it is important to keep in mind some safety issues that arise while cycling in the city. The per capita […]


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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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