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OH YEAH! Toronto sets 30 km/h speed limit for downtown residential streets


Following up on the post from yesterday, a good first step to making our streets safer: On Monday evening, members of Toronto-East York community council voted unanimously to reduce speed to 30 km/h, … [Read more...]

NEWS: Walking, biking the deadliest commutes in Toronto

Five people have been killed by collisions with the St. Clair streetcar since November 2013.

Surprise!  Drivers are inattentive and cause the majority of collisions. One of the more encouraging parts of the report is what McKeown calls the “safety in numbers effect.” “As more people cycle … [Read more...]

OH YEAH! 30 km/h limits likely for local downtown streets


Whether drivers will abide by new speed limits is another question, but this is a great first step. On Monday evening, councillors in the Toronto-East York community council convene for a special … [Read more...]

GETTING LEGAL: Rules to Promote Safety on Trails


Note: Singer Kwinter will be contributing a few posts to BikingToronto in June in honour of Brain Injury Awareness Month.  For more information about head injuries, check out The Brain Injury … [Read more...]

PHOTO OF THE DAY: Die-in at City Hall


From BlogTO: This is what a bike die-in protest looks like in Toronto … [Read more...]

NEWS: Toronto cyclists hold ‘die-in’ at Nathan Phillips Square


Cyclists gathered at Nathan Phillips Square on Friday morning to protest three fatal collisions involving cyclists in the past several weeks. CBC's Linda Ward reported from the scene that cyclists … [Read more...]

NEWS: Halifax cyclist Adam Excell, killed in Toronto accident, lived for the outdoors

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The 26-year-old was on his bike Saturday night, heading home from his latest camping trip in Pennsylvania, when he was struck and killed in a hit-and-run at the intersection of Avenue Rd. and … [Read more...]

EVENT: Protect the Lives of People Who Ride: Die-in at City Hall


Friday morning, 830 AM. City Hall. 3 people riding bicycles were killed in Toronto in the last 2 weeks. Please join us Friday morning at 830am at Nathan Phillips Square and show solidarity with … [Read more...]

DATA: Toronto bicycle collisions mapped over 25 years


Bicycles plus data.  I'm in heaven. The Globe's bicycle data tracker maps 25 years of collision information from Toronto's Traffic Safety Unit. Add your own markers to highlight dangerous … [Read more...]

OH YEAH! Ontario approves tougher distracted driving penalties


The Making Ontario's Roads Safer Act will: Increase fines for distracted driving from the current range of $60 to $500 to a range of $300 to $1,000, assign three demerit points upon … [Read more...]