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10 Myths About Women and Cycling

10 Myths Women and Cycling Infographic

via Momentum Magazine via The League of American Bicyclists



Meanwhile in New York, Bikesharing is all the rage

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This is what happens when a city, a world class city, truly invests in bikesharing: widescale adoption.  Here in Toronto we’ve had politicians who are scared of the car lobby put in a dinky little Bixi system (1000 bikes) only in the very small downtown area and have refused to invest in it. Toronto needs […]



StatsCan: Number of cyclists unchanged from 2006 to 2011

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I find this VERY hard to believe.  There are WAY more cyclists in Toronto than when I started Biking Toronto in 2006.  It would be interesting to see these stats broken down by province, city, etc. The latest batch of data from Statistics Canada shows no difference in the percentage of Canadians who rode their […]



The News Cycle for Friday, Feb. 10, 2012

Recreation Trail Plan

Rush hour parking hogs to face $150 fine [The Star] Motorists should be dinged $150 for parking on busy streets in rush hour, or blocking a bicycle lane any time, city council decided. The city must now seek court approval before it can increase the fine from the current $60 for parking during rush hour — […]



BikingToronto in 2010: The Stats

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Those of you who have been reading BikingToronto for a while (over a year) know that I *love* stats and graphs, and I love to wrap-up each year on BikingToronto with a few posts that look at the preceding year. Here is the first of those posts.  This post is a general overview of the […]



City of Toronto releases Bicycle Count Statistics

Counting Bikes

In September 2010, the City of Toronto conducted the first ever count of cyclists heading into (and out of) the downtown core.  To measure these numbers, they established 4 “screenlines” along Spadina, Bloor, Jarvis and Queens Quay and counted cyclists entering and exiting the downtown zone between 7 am and 7 pm on days without […]



How Bike-Friendly is your City Councillor?

Bike-Friendly City Councillors

A couple days ago we let you know about the Bike Union publishing how a bunch of City Councillors (the ones who participated in TCATs election survey) have voted on bikelane installation motions before City Council during the last few years. Here at BikingToronto we decided to take it one step further and figure out […]



Counting Bikes on the Bloor Viaduct (with Photos and Video)

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On Friday morning, I went over to the Bloor Viaduct to check out the new re-painted bikelanes, and while I was there fairly early decided to relax under some trees and count the people biking by on their way downtown to work. The Bloor Viaduct is one of the perfect places in Toronto to do […]



Our First 100 Members!

Hi everyone, I just wanted to post quickly to let you know that since re-launching BikingToronto in early January we’ve had 100 people register on the site as members!!! Pretty good for just 2 months, I have to say.  Those were winter months too. If you are one of those 100 people, then thank you […]



City of Toronto Survey shows Cycling is on the Rise!

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It’s something that we all either suspected or downright knew… there are more and more Torontonians hopping on their bikes to do “utility” cycling (getting around by bike to do normal day-to-day things, like going to work, picking stuff up from the store, visiting friends, etc.) Now our gut feelings have the hard data to […]