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 haven’t thought about it, you should start considering biking everywhere, even in the winter. Something to contemplate as [...]
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 directly involved in their crashes, says Kay Teschke, a professor in the University of British Columbia’s School of Population and Public Health. About half [...]
Via CycleToronto: The issue of what to do regarding removing or paving over the decommissioned streetcar tracks on Wychwood Ave (following a recent cycling death there) will be discussed at the upcoming Public Works and Infrastructure Committee (PWIC) meeting this Wednesday September 12th. A motion requests that City staff explore improvements to both decommissioned streetcar tracks [...]
About the News Cycle The News Cycle is a periodic post which brings together links to news, events and other things which may be of interest to Toronto’s cyclists. Other ways to get the News Cycle: All News Cycle links are shared first on our Facebook and Twitter accounts. Every page of BikingToronto has a “The Feed” section on the right side. [...]
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 this website and was the basis for our ‘i share the road’ campaign. An annual initiative called “Watch For Bikes” also attempts to address this [...]
Yesterday, Denise Ing broke one of her cardinal rules of biking and biked by a streetcar stopping for passengers. A waiting passenger assaulted her and the other TTC passengers supported this action. I’m friends with Denise, and she’s one of the nicest people I know, and I share her belief that cyclists should [...]
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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