Archive For The “behaviour” Category

Acura brings “elegance” to vehicular homicide

By | April 2, 2011

Since I work in marketing, and advertising is a large part of what I do, I tend to spend a lot of time thinking about words. I’ll turn over a short sentence dozens of times trying to find a word or words that instantly convey my message. Some sentences speak volumes and every ad copy [...]

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  1. Changing My Point of View
  2. Bike share brings out creativity
  3. Set an Example; Stop for Open Streetcar Doors

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In Anticipation of Bixi Toronto a Look at Bicing Barcelona

By | March 11, 2011

Some great points are made in this video. – If you promote cycling in a positive way, you get positive results (and the exact opposite is true). – Bike share helps to get more people onto bicycles while cycling-friendly infrastructure is still also needed. Video by Mike Rubbo: Situp-cycle.com Via Copenhagenize Related posts:The Challenge of [...]

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  3. Yvonne Bambrick of Toronto Cyclists Union at #voteTOin416

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Changing My Point of View

By | March 3, 2011

I’ve recently realized that I was a bad driver. I remember sitting in my car in traffic, judging and hating everyone around me, “You call that a signal, idiot?!” “Get off my ass jerk or I’ll just tap my brakes a little harder and see how you like the taste of my bumper.” Yet, the [...]

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The Invisible Cyclists

By | January 26, 2011

About this video: They ride on the sidewalks around the city, many of them without helmets or lights. For thousands of immigrants in Los Angeles, the bicycle is their primary means of transportation. But while “everybody’s sort of aware of these bikers,” says Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition organizer Allison Mannos, “there’s not really any [...]

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How We Behave In Cars

By | January 20, 2011

…as demonstrated by people on bikes. The text at the end roughly translates to something like, “Cycling is annoying, isn’t it?” Via Amsterdamize on Twitter Related posts:The Bicycle Lifestyle; An American in Amsterdam Big cars, Red Pumps and an 80s Commute in Toronto A Pro Skateboarder’s Lesson for Cyclists and Bad Drivers

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Why I Signal Right Turns With My Left Arm

By | November 12, 2010

It can be easy to forget or simply not use hand signals when cycling. Streetcar tracks, potholes, bike lanes in door zones and other obstacles can have you focusing on keeping both hands on your handlebars. Yet, when it comes to communicating with other road users there is no better way than with hand signals. [...]

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Set an Example; Stop for Open Streetcar Doors

By | August 10, 2010

Toronto Police Services are currently handing out warnings to drivers and cyclists who fail to stop for open streetcar doors.
I’ve seen some people on bikes coast by open doors in the hopes of passing streetcars and getting ahead of traffic. While illegal this behaviour is also incredibly rude. People often rush when leaving or trying [...]

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