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NEWS: Toronto councillor pushes stiffer penalties for hitting, injuring cyclists

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A Toronto city councillor wants the province to get tough with drivers who injure and kill vulnerable road users. Mary-Margaret McMahon, who was hit by a vehicle while cycling in July 2014, has … [Read more...]

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NEWS: Chris Harper, cyclist killed in Milton, focus of crowdfunding campaign

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After a popular teacher and father of five was killed while cycling this weekend, an online campaign has sprung up to help his family. Oakville's Chris Harper, a 50-year-old married father of two … [Read more...]

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NEWS: Too many cyclists being hit by doors

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Doorings are a common occurrence on Toronto’s streets, and the results can be fatal. In 2008, a driver doored a 57-year-old man, throwing the cyclist into oncoming traffic, where he was struck by … [Read more...]

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NEWS: Hit and run kills cyclist in Milton

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A cyclist is dead after a hit and run on Tremaine Road in Milton. Halton Regional Police say they were called to the scene shortly after 9 p.m. The victim had no vital signs and was pronounced dead … [Read more...]

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VISION ZERO: A Road Safety Plan for Toronto

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Go read this right now at Dandyhorse.  Any politician who votes against Vision Zero is effectively voting FOR people dying on the streets.  Your kids, your friends, and you. Is Vision Zero, the … [Read more...]

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

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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...]

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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...]

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

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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...]

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GETTING LEGAL: Rules to Promote Safety on Trails

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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...]

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PHOTO OF THE DAY: Die-in at City Hall

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

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