Archive For The “bikelanes” Category

NEWS: Protected Bike Lanes on Eglinton Approved by Public Works

By | April 16, 2014

This is such a great news story.  THIS is what cycling advocacy is all about. Two years ago, a senior City staffer told me that we’d never achieve bike lanes on Eglinton. I reflected on this as I watched the Public Works & Infrastructure Committee (PWIC) unanimously approve the Eglinton Connects Environmental Assessment last week, which includes […]

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INFRASTRUCTURE: Eglinton LRT plan calls for $150 million in streetscaping

By | April 11, 2014

Residents seldom heap praise on city hall. But there were plenty of kudos this week for the city’s plans to beautify Eglinton Ave. after the Eglinton-Scarborough Crosstown LRT opens in 2020, including construction of what would be Toronto’s longest bike lanes. Read More: Eglinton LRT plan calls for $150 million in streetscaping | Metro. Previously: Separated […]

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NEWS: Separated Bike Lanes are coming to Eglinton!

By | April 9, 2014

Pardon my galactica, but holy frack, this is amazing.  It’s for stuff like this that I’m proud to be a CycleToronto member, and recommend membership to everyone I know. The City is redesigning the streetscape along Eglinton as part of the Eglinton Connects planning project. Amazingly, the City is recommending full, separated bike lanes for […]

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NEWS: Separated Bike Lanes are coming to Eglinton!

By | April 9, 2014

Pardon my galactica, but holy frack, this is amazing.  It’s for stuff like this that I’m proud to be a CycleToronto member, and recommend membership to everyone I know. The City is redesigning the streetscape along Eglinton as part of the Eglinton Connects planning project. Amazingly, the City is recommending full, separated bike lanes for […]

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INFRASTRUCTURE: Planning bikelanes with little thought about safe biking routes?

By | March 19, 2014

The fine folks in the Cycle Toronto Ward18 Group have written an open letter to Dan Egan, Manager of Cycling Infrastructure at the City.  New contra-flow bikelanes are planned in the west end, but have seemingly been planned with little thought about the safety of the overall route… specifically crossing Dufferin: Mr. Daniel Egan, Manager […]

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TONIGHT: Public Meeting – Richmond and Bathurst Bikelanes

By | March 18, 2014

The City of Toronto is proposing to install two new bike lane connections in the Richmond and Bathurst area: • Richmond Street: A contra-flow bicycle lane west of Bathurst Street, to allow cyclists to legally travel in both directions, while maintaining one-way only for motorists • Bathurst Street: A bicycle lane between Richmond Street and Adelaide Street, to allow […]

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EVENT REMINDER: Thurs, Feb 27 – Public Meeting on contraflow bike lanes on Argyle-Florence

By | February 27, 2014

Attend a public meeting to support contraflow bike lanes on Argyle-Florence! This proposed bikeway will connect Brock St to Shaw St and help create a better bike network in the west end.The meeting will take place Thurs Feb 27 from 6-8pm at Alexander Muire/Gladstone Public School, 108 Gladstone Ave.  Here’s the City’s posting: http://cycleto.ca/sites/default/files/Argyle-Florence.pdf via EVENT: [...]

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EVENT: Contraflow bikelane public meetings on Mar. 4 and 6

By | February 27, 2014

via the CycleToronto facebook page Contraflow bike lanes give bikes their own lane to go against the flow of traffic on a one-way street. So on a westbound one-way street, both bikes and cars can go west using the regular lane, but bikes can also go east using the contraflow bike lane. Adding contraflow bike [...]

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EVENT: Contraflow bikelane public meetings on Mar. 4 and 6

By | February 27, 2014

via the CycleToronto facebook page Contraflow bike lanes give bikes their own lane to go against the flow of traffic on a one-way street. So on a westbound one-way street, both bikes and cars can go west using the regular lane, but bikes can also go east using the contraflow bike lane. Adding contraflow bike [...]

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FAIL: E-scooters now legal in Toronto bike lanes

By | February 21, 2014

The idea was first proposed in a staff report to the Public Works and Infrastructure Committee in January, but at the time councillors on the committee rejected it.   But when the report came before council late Thursday evening, members reversed the earlier decision, voting 23-17 to approve the report’s original recommendations. Most of council’s right [...]

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EVENT: Thurs, Feb 27 – Public Meeting on contraflow bike lanes on Argyle-Florence

By | February 19, 2014

Attend a public meeting to support contraflow bike lanes on Argyle-Florence! This proposed bikeway will connect Brock St to Shaw St and help create a better bike network in the west end.The meeting will take place Thurs Feb 27 from 6-8pm at Alexander Muire/Gladstone Public School, 108 Gladstone Ave.  Here’s the City’s posting: http://cycleto.ca/sites/default/files/Argyle-Florence.pdf Read more: [...]

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EVENT: Tues, Feb. 18 – Public Meeting on contraflow bikelane on Dixon Avenue (Kingston Road and Dundas St. East)

By | February 18, 2014

Date:  Tuesday, February 18, 2014 – 19:00 – 20:30  Toronto’s Dundas St. East bicycle lanes help cyclists in the east end of town feel safer when traveling on the road. Unfortunately, these bicycle lanes currently end at Kingston Road, a major arterial roadway with high volumes of fast moving motor vehicle traffic. When cycling westbound, road [...]

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$600 Pop-Up Protected Bike Lane gets Minneapolis Excited

By | February 5, 2014

  Minneapolis is testing out a protected bike lane system using popup protected bike lanes.   It’s cheap, it’s easy… and it should be ALL OVER Toronto. Read more: TreeHugger

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Review: Shaw Street bike route

By | February 2, 2014

It has been a rather trying winter for cyclists in Toronto. Besides the unseasonably cold temperatures, the snow and ice has made cycling difficult. Bike lanes are left partly or completely snow-covered — only the occasional thaw manages to clear the lanes. But during one of those few days this winter where the snow had a chance [...]

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E-Bikes not allowed in bike lanes … for now.

By | January 9, 2014

Good news… the decision about whether to allow electric scooters (some people call them e-bikes) into Toronto’s bikelanes has been deferred: E-bikes won’t be granted access to Toronto bike lanes just yet, after a recommendation before the City’s public works committee was deferred this afternoon. The report in question makes a distinction between two type [...]

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E-Bikes not allowed in bike lanes … for now.

By | January 9, 2014

Good news… the decision about whether to allow electric scooters (some people call them e-bikes) into Toronto’s bikelanes has been deferred: E-bikes won’t be granted access to Toronto bike lanes just yet, after a recommendation before the City’s public works committee was deferred this afternoon. The report in question makes a distinction between two type [...]

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Write the Public Works Committee about electric scooters in bike lanes.

By | January 7, 2014

CycleToronto has a great rundown of what the city’s proposal to allow “e-bikes” in bikelanes will mean for Toronto’s cyclists.  Be sure and click through and send an email to the Public Works Committee about why this is a misguided proposal. This Thursday, members of Public Works & Infrastructure Committee will consider a set of [...]

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Write the Public Works Committee about electric scooters in bike lanes.

By | January 7, 2014

CycleToronto has a great rundown of what the city’s proposal to allow “e-bikes” in bikelanes will mean for Toronto’s cyclists.  Be sure and click through and send an email to the Public Works Committee about why this is a misguided proposal. This Thursday, members of Public Works & Infrastructure Committee will consider a set of [...]

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Toronto Fails Again: City to allow E-Bikes in bike lanes

By | January 3, 2014

In a move that is entirely consistent with Toronto giving higher priority to those who choose to get around our city with help of a motor, there are reports that City Staff are going to recommend that E-Bikes be allowed in bikelanes. If you’re not moving under your own power, get out of the bikelanes. [...]

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Are Public Consultations killing Toronto’s Bike Plan?

By | December 30, 2013

A good piece from NOW Magazine about the woefully inadequate implementation of Toronto’s Bike Plan. Here’s an idea – put in bikelanes for a 3 month pilot, THEN do consultations to see how everyone likes them (instead of before, when you’re asking people how they THINK they will like them), and then make a decision [...]

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Toronto’s Bike Plan due to be finished in 158 years

By | December 20, 2013

Fabulous infographic by Cycle Toronto: The City of Toronto continues to be stuck in neutral when it comes to installing bike lanes. In 2013, the City installed zero kilometres of protected bike lanes and 2.4 kilometres painted bike lanes. At the current rate, it will take 158 years to reach the 2001 Bike Plan’s target [...]

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More Bikes than Cars using College Street

By | December 13, 2013

This is beautiful stuff. I won’t even get all persnickety about the graph further down the post with a y axis that doesn’t start at zero. I shall keep my inner data geek in check. Cycle Toronto observed this trend this fall, when it counted more bikes than cars on College St. On Thurs Sept 19th, from [...]

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Toronto Take Note: 10 best protected bikelanes of 2013

By | December 12, 2013

If you’re already excited about the Sherbourne bikelanes, and are looking forward to Harbord and Richmond and Adelaide and possibly Eglinton getting some separated bikelanes and you wish they’d install some already up on Bloor East, you’ll want to check out this Best Of list from Peopleforbikes.  They list their favourite American protected bikelanes of 2013. [...]

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Guess Who’s Parking in Toronto Bikelanes Now?

By | December 11, 2013

Posted without comment. Ah, who am I kidding?  This needs lots of upset and perplexed comments. via Cycle Toronto Facebook Page.

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Are the Sherbourne separated bike lanes working?

By | December 10, 2013

Great piece in the Grid about the Sherbourne separated bikelanes.  I’ve heard that there will soon be more bollards separating car traffic. Eric Krumins, a technical writer for an east-end software company, is in a somewhat unique position to comment on the issue. A vehicle owner, he has experienced Sherbourne over the dashboard of his [...]

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