Archive For The “bike lanes” Category

Why is the Queen’s Quay Bike Lane a Parking Lot?

By | April 5, 2012

The bike lane on Queen’s Quay at Bathurst has always been a parking lot. This lane, connecting directly to the Martin Goodman Trail to the west, is bordered by condos, townhomes and a park. The condo tower on the corner of Bathurst and Queen’s Quay contains a small grocery store, one that constantly receives deliveries [...]

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Why is the Queen’s Quay Bike Lane a Parking Lot?

By | April 5, 2012

The bike lane on Queen’s Quay at Bathurst has always been a parking lot. This lane, connecting directly to the Martin Goodman Trail to the west, is bordered by condos, townhomes and a park. The condo tower on the corner of Bathurst and Queen’s Quay contains a small grocery store, one that constantly receives deliveries […]

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Report Toronto Traffic Problems Online

By | October 25, 2011

It sometimes feel like Toronto police get stuck in a rut when it comes to enforcing traffic violations. They have their preferred locations where they camp out and rarely seem to stray from these established areas. To me, that means that many places in the city, places where law violations seriously risk the safety of […]

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Councillor Ana Bailão Proposes Reversible Centre Lane on Dupont

By | July 22, 2011

Here’s a letter I received from Cllr. Bailão in response a plea I sent for councillors to not accept PWIC’s motions to remove the Jarvis bike lane and to not begin removing the Dupont bike lane: Thank you for taking the time to email me with regards to Toronto’s bikelanes and for your patience in [...]

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“We Need to Slow Traffic Down” Gabe Klein – Chicago

By | June 29, 2011

While a few selfish councillors are trying to encourage speeding on a downtown Toronto street, in Chicago they’re trying to slow people down… and with good reason:

“Makes it safer for everybody, including the people who are driving t…

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The Perils of Bike Lane Riding

By | June 9, 2011

Just because it’s a bike lane doesn’t mean everyone respects it. Case in point, College Street.
Via Neistat Brothers

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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 [...]

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  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 [...]

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  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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What Happened to the “Bike Lane” on Spadina?

By | October 25, 2010

What exactly is going on with the blacked out “bike lane” on Spadina Avenue? Well, what may or may not actually have been intended to be a bike lane is now gone, sanded away leaving a thick black stripe in its place. According to the Toronto Cyclists Union the stripe is to soon be replaced [...]

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  1. When a bike lane needs to be more than just paint
  2. When the Wrong Way is the Right Way – Montrose Avenue Bike Lane
  3. Sharrows, Bike Lanes and Shared Space on the Streets of Toronto

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The Changing Face of the NYC Commute

By | October 18, 2010

11 miles is just shy of 18 kms and a fairly long commute. Yet, because of constant development and political support for cycling infrastructure 90% of this journey includes streets featuring some form of cycling infrastructure. Notice that only a small percentage of the ride is along streets with sharrows and, notice too, that NYC [...]

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  3. London Invests £111 Million in Cycling Infrastructure

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Let the Learning Begin; Bike Boxes at Harbord and St. George

By | October 5, 2010

Considering how many cars I see stopped in the middle of crosswalks, there’s obviously going to be a few growing pains with these new bike boxes in Toronto. What are bike boxes and what do they do? Bike Boxes allow cyclists to move to the front of the line at red lights and position themselves [...]

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  2. What Happened to Bike Boxes in Toronto?
  3. 2010 Toronto Cycling Map has Bike Boxes

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What are Bike Boxes?

By | October 1, 2010

The 2010 Toronto Cycling Map includes a brief description of bike boxes, a piece of infrastructure soon to be seen on Toronto streets. Bike boxes will soon be installed at several intersections on Harbord and College. They allow cyclists to move to the head of waiting traffic, giving them priority for making left turns. Intersections [...]

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  1. Let the Learning Begin; Bike Boxes at Harbord and St. George
  2. 2010 Toronto Cycling Map has Bike Boxes
  3. What Happened to Bike Boxes in Toronto?

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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 [...]

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  1. Urban Repair Squad – Le Depart
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  3. Shoppers Support Bike Lanes on Bloor; Merchants Resist

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Bixi!

By | September 2, 2010

A collection of photos I took during my stay in Montreal trying out Bixi

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Segway of Ontario Turns Rob Ford Hate into Marketing Opportunity

By | August 10, 2010

Oh those nutty “Fun Officers!” As the video states, mention that you saw their rebuttal to Rob Ford and get the first 2 hours of your bicycle rental for free before September 20th, 2010.
More information about Segway of Ontario bicycle rentals here.

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Handling Street Car [...]

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