Archive For The “bike union” Category
What makes some bike share systems succeed wildly while others fail? How to make sure a bike share system is a success is now documented in a handy how-to guide! Bike-sharing is a model of cost-effectiveness both for users and cities. Using bike share to commute is cheaper than public transit for system members. [...]
On Monday, I posted about the Ride for Jarvis happening tonight… but I thought I’d send a reminder to try and ensure everyone knows about it and comes out for a great large ride in support of the Jarvis bikelanes. When: Wed, June 13th Time: 6pm Where: Allan Gardens (at Carleton and Jarvis – map) [...]
This Wednesday night is the 2nd Ride for Jarvis (here is the facebook event page). Below is your invitation from Cycle Toronto to come out to the ride. Following the invitation is a video from last year’s ride. I don’t really like the phrasing of a “protest”, as I like to think of it as [...]
Cycle Toronto says city data shows Jarvis safer for everyone with a bike lane [OpenFile] While the Toronto Cyclist’s Union Cycle Toronto’s effort to force the city to conduct a time-consuming environmental assessment before removing the Jarvis bike lanes continues, it’s published city collision data showing changes from the period before the bike lane was put in, and [...]
Just over a week ago, the Toronto Cyclists Union let their members know that they were thinking of changing their name to “Cycle Toronto“, which is to be held to a vote on May 2nd at their next Annual General Meeting. I’ve included excerpts from that announcement below (click here for the full text), [...]
From tragedy to disgust: Video of dead cyclist stolen [The Star] Earlier this month, bicyclist Jenna Morrison was struck and killed by a truck while turning right from Sterling Rd. to Dundas St. W. Now, the family has been rocked by the news that a video camera containing footage of the much-loved yoga instructor dancing [...]
Bike Union / MEC Member Appreciation Night [Toronto Cyclists Union] Join us for our Member Appreciation Night at Mountain Equipment Co-op on Thursday December 1st from 7:00 – 9:00. Like last year, bike union members will receive 10% off everything in the store except boats. New this year, MEC has extended their 10% discount to bikes as well! [...]
Dead cyclist Jenna Morrison was a yoga teacher, dancer, mom A heartbreaking profile of the cyclist tragically killed at Dundas West and Sterling Rd. on Monday. Bike Union Launching Register/Report/Check Campaign [Bike Union] “To combat bike theft, we’re launching the REGISTER/REPORT/CHECK campaign! The solution to reducing bike theft is to collapse the market for stolen bikes, making [...]
Via the Bike Union, this dance party is also mentioned in our News Cycle from this morning. You’re Invited to Derailed! We’re kicking our drive to 2,500 members up a notch – join us for Derailed: A Dance Party at CSI Annex on Friday Nov 11! Doors at 9:00. Presentations until 10:00. Silent auction, raffles and [...]
Via the Bike Union: A quick reminder: The Toronto Cyclists Union – Ward 21 Chapter will be having a group check in and social on Wednesday, September 14. It will take place at Dave’s (730 St. Clair Ave. W, 1 block west of Christie) from 7:00pm~9:00pm. This will be a perfect opportunity to meet fellow [...]
During the Jarvis Ride last night, I found a little raised platform near the Tim Hortons at Jarvis and Carlton, and filmed the ride going by. It took a full 7 minutes for the ride to completely pass me, so I’ve sped it up a little, and added some lively music. I’m quite happy with [...]
The Ride for Jarvis happened last night, and thankfully had a good turnout. I’ve seen estimates of between 900 -1200 cyclists. Here are some photos and a few words about the event: People start gathering at Allan Gardens. Lots of news media. It’s like a two-wheeled bike party. There were LOTS of bikes! [...]
The Toronto Cyclists Union is organizing a “Ride for Jarvis” tonight and plans to have hundreds of cyclists riding on Jarvis Street to show/protest/unify against City Hall decisions that are removing bikelanes and implying that a Torontonian who drives is more important than a Torontonian who bikes. This ride will attract 3 types of cyclist: [...]
Two great events are coming up this Sunday in Ward 21! Bike Rodeo Festival – Sunday June 26th 1-3pm – Artscape Wychwood Barns Children ages 8-13 can take part in fun stations to learn cycling safety skills Bike-part mobile making and bike decorating for siblings and participants will also be offered The event is free and will take [...]
Here’s a fun rundown of everything going on over the next 7 days. Remember, BikeMonth starts in 2 weeks! Wed, May 18 6pm – Green Drinks Toronto (Grace O’Malleys – 14 Duncan Street) 7pm – Ride of Silence (Bloor & Spadina) Thurs, May 19 7pm – Toronto Cyclists Union AGM (Centre for Social [...]
We’re happy to report that the Bike Union has expanded the benefits available to their members. In addition to the existing discounts available for Momentum Magazine ($5) and AutoShare membership ($30), as well as Dandyhorse magazine (Who offer a 20% discount to all bike union members. They can email Dandyhorse at firstname.lastname@example.org for the code! [...]
Breaking news from last night… Yvonne Bambrick, who has been Executive Director (and recently the Director of Communications and Events) of the Toronto Cyclists Union, is stepping down from her position: Dear friends and colleagues, It is with great excitement that I pass the full leadership of the Toronto Cyclists Union over to our Advocacy [...]
- Meet Nick Cluley of the Bike Union Executive Board
- Cyclists Union Looking for an Executive Director
- Bike Union Releases First Annual Report
The Toronto Cyclists Union is continuing their excellent work on getting cyclists involved in the municipal elections of Oct. 25th. They’ve just released a wrap-up (PDF) of the voting records of every member of City Council on all bike-related decisions, which they made with the help of the Election Survey done by TCAT recently: Check [...]
- How Bike-Friendly is your City Councillor?
- TCAT Releases Results of Election Survey
- Some Mayoral Candidates ride with the Bike Union
The Toronto Cyclists Union is getting close to signing up their 1000th member, and they’re having a contest in partnership with Curbside Cycle and ING Direct. They’re giving away a Batavus Bicycle!
JOIN the Toronto Cyclists Union IN the month of AUGUST for a chance to WIN A unique custom painted Dutch Batavus BIKE!
As your [...]
A few weeks ago we posted a short interview with Nick Cluley… a recent addition to the Toronto Cyclists Union Board of Directors.
I’m happy to post another interview today from another new member of the Bike Union Board, Leehe Lev:
1. How did you first get into cycling?
I was five years old and all the [...]