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On The Blogs: How To Light Your Bike

The Night Rider

Excellent and timely lighting post from Stephen on Cycling50+ … a great rundown of the lights and reflectors you need to ensure drivers see you at night: Last week’s clock rewind is yet another dead giveaway that winter approaches. And it’s turned many bike commuters into night riders The basic trick to night riding is […]

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On The Blogs: How To Signal Right Turns

Why I Signal Right Turns With My Left Arm

Not only is it a great post about signaling right turns with your left arm (instead of your right), but Duncan’s post on why he signals with his left has also spurred a great little discussion in the comments about the reasons why each method can be useful: It can be easy to forget or […]

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On The Blogs: Car Insurance Tips for Driving near Cyclists

Esurance Offers Drivers Tips… From a Cyclist

Duncan’s City Ride brings us a cool sheet of tips from Esurance: While modern cyclists have traded in jaunty caps for high-tech helmets and Grand Canyon-sized potholes for smooth, paved streets, the dangers are still what they were in the good old days, which is to say significant. With more and more cars on the […]

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Cyclist Pinned Under Streetcar on Spadina

Be careful out there everyone.  It’s a good idea NOT to cut in front of streetcars. A cyclist was pinned under a streetcar in Chinatown on Sunday, suffering severe but not life-threatening injuries. Witnesses reported that the 30-year-old cyclist cut in front of the streetcar. The collision happened near Spadina and Nassaua around 6pm. [CityTV] […]

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Blue Bike Lanes for Toronto

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The Spacing website has started off their “Ideas for Toronto” series of posts with a doozy (of a great idea) – coloured bikelanes! Coloured bikelanes range from The colours range from red in the Netherlands, Germany, Sweden, and Belgium, to blue in Denmark, yellow in Switzerland, and green in France. (blue ones seem to be […]

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Video: How To Pass A Cyclist

Toronto Cyclist John Spragge has compiled a nice little montage of videos he has taken from his bike to demonstrate safe and unsafe passing by cars and trucks, from a cyclists’ perspective: Thanks John.  Great video!

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Changes Coming to the Bloor Viaduct Bikelanes

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The Bloor Viaduct bikelanes are essential pieces of cycling infrastructure for residents of East York, the Danforth, Riverdale, Leslieville, the Beaches, etc… but they have some problems including being too narrow in spots as well as having a dangerous traffic crossing when approaching Broadview and Danforth from the west.  Safety concerns have been noted in […]

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Cyclist Hurt in Hit & Run at King & Dufferin

3 am this morning saw a collision at King & Dufferin that resulted in serious injuries to a cyclist, and the vehicle involved left the scene: Toronto police are looking for two suspects after a cyclist was seriously injured in a hit and run incident early Friday. A man on a bicycle was hit by […]

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Toronto Police Launching Week-Long Bicycle Campaign

Tomorrow (Monday) morning at 8 AM at the intersection of Broadview and Danforth, the Toronto Police Service is launching their latest bicycle safety campaign: On Monday, March 29, 2010, at 8 a.m., 54 Division and 55 Division officers will start a week−long, zero−tolerance bicycle campaign in the Danforth Avenue/Broadview Avenue area. Officers will be enforcing […]

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