Author Archives: Joe T.

About Joe T.

Joe started BikingToronto along with designing BikingToronto's popular I Bike T.O. logo (available on shirts and buttons) in January 2006. He lives in the Danforth East area and also blogs on his Joe Bikes blog.

Berlin Wall becomes an unlikely cycling destination

By | April 14, 2010

In the 20th century there were few more offensive symbols of man’s seemingly unquenchable need to spread hatred, division, and suspicion than the Berlin Wall. Stark, grey, brutal — the wall was a concrete embodiment of the most stupid example of a siege mentality in history. Which makes it all the more marvellous that it […]

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Bill Murray Bikes Austin

By | March 25, 2010

Comedian Bill Murray talks about riding a bicycle in Austin, Texas during a visit at Mellow Johnny’s bike shop. via Cyclelicious, via BikeHugger

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How London Is Saving Lives With 20 MPH Zones

By | March 23, 2010

The standard speed limit in London, as in New York, is 30 mph. Since 2001, however, London has built more than four hundred 20 mph zones, as described in a 2009 report by the London Assembly [PDF]. The zones are located in residential neighborhoods or near areas of high pedestrian activity, like schools. As of last year, […]

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Google Maps Added A Bike There Feature! 5 Ways It Could Change America

By | March 12, 2010

1. Lower C02 Emissions in Cities 2. A Tool for Cyclists to Change City Planning 3. Get Americans Exercising 4. Saving More People Money in Tight Times 5. Give People a Higher Quality of Life Read more at PlanetGreen

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Boston’s Future Lies In Moving Away From The Car

By | March 2, 2010

People will sometimes ask me, “Why do you hate cars so much?” The truth is I don’t hate cars. They are useful to some people (delivery trucks, people with disabilities). The car itself is not the problem, it is what happens to society when everyone owns a car that is the problem. Cars are simply […]

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LA Police Chief vows to better protect cyclists, train officers on biker rights

By | February 25, 2010

Los Angeles Police Department Chief Charlie Beck told a group of bicycle advocates that department-wide training would be implemented to highlight the rights of bicyclists on the road and ensure that officers know how to deal with incidents involving bikes. more Via the LA Times, via BikerooTO on Twitter

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End of the line for Hummer

By | February 25, 2010

Hummer, which traces its origins to the Humvee military vehicle built by AM General LLC in South Bend, Ind., acquired a devoted following among SUV lovers who were drawn to the off-road ready vehicles. But they drew scorn from environmentalists and sales never recovered after gasoline prices spiked above $4 a gallon in the summer […]

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Headlines from Around the World

By | February 24, 2010

Want to Foster Walking, Biking and Transit? You Need Good Parking Policy (USA) Police Shut Down Bike Shop Suspected of Selling Stolen Property (NYC) Montana Bicycle Blogger Terrorized by Drunk Driver WANTED: Twenty seven thousand bike parking spaces (LONDON, UK) Awesome Hungarian Bike To Word Campaign

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A New “Metro” for Bikes in Los Angeles

By | February 23, 2010

via the LA Bike Working Group via HiMY SYeD, via Inhabitat.com.

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By | February 22, 2010

http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/article/769198–bike-lanes-for-jarvis

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Model cities for sane transportation

By | February 21, 2010

“Could answers to the Toronto region’s congestion crisis reside among the cobbled, storybook streets of the ancient German city of Bremen? With a population of about 600,000, Bremen is increasingly being recognized as the last word in sane, sustainable transportation. Last year, the city even managed to buck the European trend to rising car ownership […]

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Greg Curnoe shrine cycles through coffee shop

By | February 20, 2010

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After snow storm, Baltimore’s cyclists on their own

By | February 19, 2010

“It’s been more than a week since the snow storm ended. All major roads are clear. Side streets are passable. So why is the Inner Harbor bike path snowed in when all 4 lanes of Pratt Street are clear? There’s plenty of room for snow to be dumped right to the side of the lane, […]

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