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Mia Birk at TEDxPortland – Pedalling Towards a Healthier Planet

By | August 24, 2011

Mia Birk: President — Alta Planning + Design In her book Joyride: Pedaling Toward a Healthier Planet, Mia Birk tells the dramatic story of how a group of determined visionaries transformed Portland into a cycling mecca and inspired the nation. She has spent over 21 years creating active communities where bicycling and walking are safe [...]

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Sharrows Miss the Point on Harbord

By | October 28, 2010

In the cover of night, workers began installing sharrows along Harbord. A point of contention for years, the disconnected bike lane between Bathurst and Spadina has inspired Urban Repair Squad intervention and left Councilor Adam Vaughan singing the same old tune that the very sparse car parking on this strip is essential to the survival [...]

Related posts:

  1. Sharrows, Bike Lanes and Shared Space on the Streets of Toronto
  2. What Happened to the “Bike Lane” on Spadina?
  3. Bike Route Blues – Crawford Needs Some Help

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Sharrows Miss the Point on Harbord

By | October 28, 2010

In the cover of night, workers began installing sharrows along Harbord. A point of contention for years, the disconnected bike lane between Bathurst and Spadina has inspired Urban Repair Squad intervention and left Councilor Adam Vaughan singing the same old tune that the very sparse car parking on this strip is essential to the survival [...]

Related posts:

  1. Sharrows, Bike Lanes and Shared Space on the Streets of Toronto
  2. What Happened to the “Bike Lane” on Spadina?
  3. Bike Route Blues – Crawford Needs Some Help

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Urban Repair Squad Questions Harbord’s Missing Bike Lanes

By | September 23, 2010

Toronto’s anonymous group of activists known as the Urban Repair Squad are no stranger to Harbord Street. They’ve installed bike boxes, comically expressed the sensations of cycling along the street pre-repairs and now they’re questioning why, with fresh pavement laid, the Harbord bike lanes do not extend between Bathurst and Spadina. City Councilor Adam Vaughan [...]

Related posts:

  1. Urban Repair Squad – Le Depart
  2. Let the Learning Begin; Bike Boxes at Harbord and St. George
  3. Shoppers Support Bike Lanes on Bloor; Merchants Resist

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