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INFRASTRUCTURE: Bike to Transit survey shows need for more bike infrastructure at GO stations

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A survey of 100 bike-to-GO commuters produced by Donald Wiedman of Bike to Transit shows that the GTA, with its steadily increasing population along with the increasing popularity of commuter cycling, … [Read more...]

NEWS: TTC’s new ‘bendy’ buses still without bicycle racks

Cyclists are still waiting for the TTC to restore bike racks to its new buses, after they were removed due to driver visibility problems. TTC buses are equipped with bike racks mounted to the … [Read more...]

NEWS: Ministry of Labour orders bike racks removed from certain TTC buses

If you’re a cyclist who relies on an articulated TTC bus as part of your commute, you’ll have to get by without the bike rack until the transit agency figures out a solution to a recently discovered … [Read more...]

TRANSIT: Toronto’s New Streetcar includes spots for bikes

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With a dedicated spot for bikes: It’s just three more sleeps until Toronto’s new streetcars roll out on the 510 Spadina line, and during a media event today, the TTC showed off some of the vehicle’s … [Read more...]

Ride Your Bike: TTC hikes fares, again

You should consider winter biking - it's fun, pretty easy, and warm if you dress properly for it.  Don't give the TTC more of your money for the "service" they provide.  Check the "Weather" section of … [Read more...]

Winter Biking Motivation: TTC fare hike is coming

Love the TTC? The crammed trains, the bunched up streetcars, the eternity of waiting for a bus when it's -30?  You pay for that "privilege", and pretty soon it's going to cost you even more. If you … [Read more...]

TTC Subway Shutdown this weekend. Get your friends on their bikes.

The latest in the never-ending series of subway closures is this weekend and affects the ENTIRE downtown core.  Be sure and let your friends know that biking is way better than the TTC, even when … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

Subway Closure? More Bikes!

This is a good post to share with your friends who don't bike (yet). We had better gear up for lots of new cyclists on the road this October... the TTC is shutting down the subway for 9 (!) … [Read more...]

Streetcar tracks blamed for a third of bicycling injuries

Streetcar tracks blamed for a third of bicycling injuries

  Streetcar tracks may be a factor in almost a third of all bicycle crashes in Toronto, new research suggests. Of 276 Toronto cyclists interviewed, 90 reported that streetcar tracks were … [Read more...]

The News Cycle for Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Dept. of Want: Bike Chic

 Watch For Bikes Initiative [The Urban Country] In lieu of proper bike infrastructure, how can drivers and cyclists better co-exist on our streets? This is a question that is pondered frequently on … [Read more...]

The News Cycle for Friday, June 8, 2012

A Public Transit adventure

A Public Transit Adventure [Cupcake Ride] I’ve used public transit bike racks in BC before and the ones on the TTC buses are exactly the same. You just push up on a metal handle, pull the whole … [Read more...]

The New Roncesvalles: Ride Your Bike up onto the Curb

Roncesvalles gets a remake

Back in the spring of 2009, the renovation of Roncesvalles Ave. was just getting underway.  Plans called for many more trees and wider sidewalks, including sidewalk "bump-outs" at some streetcar stops … [Read more...]

Does TTC Environmental Assessment for Lakeshore Facility ignore Cyclists?

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The TTC is planning on building a substantial "Barns" facility on the southeast corner of Leslie St. and Lake Shore Blvd., and has just completed an Environmental Assessment. Paul Young of the … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

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