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Weekly News Wrap-Up: Pirates, BikeStations and Celebrities!

Happy Friday to you. Here’s all your news from the past week! Torontoist – Fix Your Bike, Matey Torontoist visits Bike Pirates: Fix Your Bike, Matey “We started in a backyard, in a communal living house,” said Geoffrey Bercarich, another longtime volunteer. From that backyard, Bike Pirates moved to a curb, then to a storefront […]

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Weekly News Wrap-Up: Complete Streets and BikeCamp T.O.

Happy Friday everyone. Here’s all the news from the past week. The Quest for Complete Streets in Toronto The private automobile is the only method of transportation that is routinely given a bye past the first round of design; everything else has to be studied and justified or is relegated to the margins as an […]

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Weekly News Wrap-Up: Ontario Bike Summit and Kenk in Trial

Happy Friday everyone. Here’s all the news from the past week. Fighting for a safer ride of way Eleanor McMahon, founder of the Share the Road Cycling Coalition, organized the first Ontario Bike Summit, running through tomorrow in Waterloo, to talk about how the province can make cycling safer and more accessible. Looking ‘broken,’ Igor […]

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Weekly News Wrap-Up: The Helmet Debate & Car-Free Condos

Happy Friday everyone. Here’s all the news from the past week. ‘Car-free’ condo: 42 storeys, no parking “If you look at the evidence of what sells downtown, the majority of units under 750 square feet in the downtown core sell without parking,” said Stephen Deveaux, a vice-president with the developer, Tribute Communities. Parking spots typically […]

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Weekly News Wrap-Up: Who to Blame for Bike/Car Collisions?

It’s Friday. Time for a big list of newsy links full of bikes! Government to blame for bike accidents in Ontario Toronto to discuss lowering speed limits to 30 km/h Bike war or class war? Cycle of conflict In Toronto, Bike-Car Road Rage Escalates Does Critical Mass still matter? Confessions of a bicycle hoarder Cyclist’s […]

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Weekly News Wrap-Up: The Bryant / Sheppard Altercation

Wow. Busy week in news. As more details come out about the Bryant / Sheppard Altercation, it’s sounding more and more like a horrible road rage incident and less like a cycling issue. That isn’t stopping from some cycling advocates to (perhaps wrongly) use the tragedy to push cycling issues. Here’s a ton of links […]

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Weekly News Wrap-Up: BMX Parks and Kenk Back in Court

Here’s all your bikey news, in one great post. Troubled Neighbourhood Salvation on Two Wheels It is an unlikely setting for a summer camp — but in a cordoned-off section of a Toronto Community Housing parking lot at 75 Tandridge, a wonderful pilot project has been set up where kids are soaring up and down […]

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Weekly News Wrap-Up: Film Festivals and Sidewalk Cycling

Happy Friday everyone… the Weekly News Wrap-Up returns! Tire Trouble: How is it that cyclists stalk our sidewalks? It was a horrible accident, but an outlier. According to the statistics collected by the city’s traffic safety unit, the number of pedestrian fatalities that occurred between 2003 and 2008 is 172, with a further 12,251 incidents […]

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Weekly News Wrap-Up: Helmets, Bike Stores, and Bike Rentals

Happy Friday everyone… the Weekly News Wrap-Up will be on hiatus for a couple of weeks as I’m visiting family in an internet-poor part of the east coast. Feel free to watch the news section of the Forum for newsy things until mid-August. Bike store opens in First Canadian Place It’s not every day that […]

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Weekly News Wrap-Up: Summer in the Bike City

Fridays are for Weekly News Wrap-Ups! From BlogTO: The Best (or Worst!) Hills for Cyclists in Toronto Awesome post from BlogTO: The Best (or Worst!) Hills for Cyclists in Toronto Toronto may be a relatively flat city, but that doesn’t mean that there isn’t quite the collection of tough hills for cyclists to climb. As […]

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Weekly News Wrap-Up: Cyclist Hit and Councillor Walker wants Helmets

A couple items of news from the past week: Councillor Walker wants Helmets to be Mandatory In addition to wanting bikes and/or cyclists to be licensed, Councillor Walker also wants to make wearing helmets mandatory. His motion has been seconded by Councillor Suzan Hall. Link to the Motion and Discussion in the BikingToronto Forum Cyclist […]

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Weekly News Wrap-Up: Bike News from Toronto

Happy Friday! Time for all the news from the past week! Councillor Michael Walker to propose a bicycle licensing scheme in Toronto City Councillor Mickael Walker was on CBC’s Metro Morning yesterday touting the idea of mandatory helmet laws and a bicycle license scheme… Read more… Bikes+Transit.com Calling all pioneers on two wheels – ‘twitterflickrfest’ […]

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Weekly News Wrap-Up: Planning A Bike-Friendly City

Happy Friday! Here’s the news from the past week: Globe and Mail: A city made for cyclists (Hint: it’s not Toronto) There’s a big, disturbing gap between what’s normal for cyclists in Toronto and what’s normal for cyclists in Copenhagen. Normal in Toronto means biking as an edgy urban sport. Normal means risking life and […]

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Weekly News Wrap-Up: Police Bike Blitz and More!

Happy Friday! Time for all the news from the past week! Bike Union Releases First Annual Report The Toronto Cyclists Union has released their first Annual Report! The PDF is available here. Highlights from the past year: – Hired an Executive Director to work full time for cycling issues – Partnered with the City to […]

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Weekly News Wrap-Up: Naked Cycling, Danforth Bikelanes, Minnan-Wong Tries Biking

Happy Friday! Time for all the news from the past week! Headlines: Naked Cyclists Wage War on Cars? Spacing Toronto: How to fan the flames of the fake War on the Car in Toronto I suggested that car culture has always been at war with itself: city driving has never been pleasant, not in the […]

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