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INFRASTRUCTURE: Toronto does protected bikelanes correctly (for one block)

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If there’s one thing that bothers me about the slow installation of “physically separate” protected bikelanes on Sherbourne, Bloor East and Wellesley (soon to come to Richmond and Adelaide and Harbord/Hoskin) is just how half-assed it seems to be being done. The key to “physically separate” is something physical between where cars drive and where […]


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OH YEAH: The Case For Protected Bike Lanes

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I love that there is SO MUCH about the safety, economic and community benefits of protected bikelanes now. Even Fast Company is in on the party.  Now.. let’s get EVERY bikelane in Toronto protected!  Flexible bollards are cheap.  Let’s DO this! Giving cyclists their own space results in some pretty big benefits beyond just a […]


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$600 Pop-Up Protected Bike Lane gets Minneapolis Excited

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  Minneapolis is testing out a protected bike lane system using popup protected bike lanes.   It’s cheap, it’s easy… and it should be ALL OVER Toronto. Read more: TreeHugger


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Toronto Take Note: 10 best protected bikelanes of 2013

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If you’re already excited about the Sherbourne bikelanes, and are looking forward to Harbord and Richmond and Adelaide and possibly Eglinton getting some separated bikelanes and you wish they’d install some already up on Bloor East, you’ll want to check out this Best Of list from Peopleforbikes.  They list their favourite American protected bikelanes of 2013. […]


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Re-capping the Richmond-Adelaide bikelane public meetings

Great write-up on Dandyhorse about the public meetings that took place on Monday and Tuesday night regarding plans for separated bikelanes on Richmond and Adelaide. Last night, November 18, 2013, approximately 40 people gathered in the Metro Hall rotunda to browse plans and review images for the proposed cycle tracks for Richmond qnd Adelaide streets, […]


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EVENT: Nov 18 and Nov 19 – Public Meetings for Protected Bike Lanes on Richmond & Adelaide

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Via Cycle Toronto: The City of Toronto is hosting a two day drop-in event to present preliminary recommended solutions for bikeways on Richmond St and Adelaide St as well as Peter St & Simcoe St. We’re thrilled about the proposed recommendations for Richmond St & Adelaide St but think Peter St & Simcoe St need […]


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The Bloor East Bikelane: Getting better, but separation needed!

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The Bloor East bikelane has recently been re-painted between Sherbourne and  Parliament with new, slightly wider lanes with a double line and a small “buffer” between the bikelane and the car lanes, as well as some sharrows across the Bloor and Castle Frank intersection. All of this is GREAT, of course.  As a cyclist who used […]


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Should the Scarborough RT become an elevated park?

Elevated separated bikelanes! Elevated separated bikelanes! City council adopted a motion during last night’s transit debate that asks city staff and the TTC to investigate replacing the tracks and electric rails with benches, walking paths, bike trails, and trees from Scarborough Centre to Kennedy station. Building the park may actually be cheaper than simply pulling […]


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Cycle Toronto Calls for Improvements to Sherbourne Street Cycle Tracks

Cycle Toronto Calls for Improvements to Sherbourne Street Cycle Tracks | Cycle Toronto

In late 2012, the City of Toronto announced the completion of its first separated bike lanes (cycle tracks) on Sherbourne Street. By physically separating cyclists from motor vehicle traffic, cycle tracks are a key way to increase safety, de-stress cycling, boost ridership and reduce conflicts between road users in Toronto. Cycle Toronto conducted an on-line […]


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The News Cycle for Thursday, May 17, 2012

June is Bike Month across Canada

 Website rates Canadian cities on bike-ability [CBC News] Researchers at UBC and Simon Fraser University have come up with a way to rate how good major Canadian cities are for cycling. Modelled on a site called Walk-Score, researchers tallied up three factors: topography, bike accessibility to shops and the number of bike lanes. The results are […]


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