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The News Cycle for Wednesday, Aug 8, 2012

By | August 8, 2012

About the News Cycle The News Cycle is a periodic post which brings together links to news, events and other things which may be of interest to Toronto’s cyclists. Other ways to get the News Cycle: All News Cycle links are shared first on our Facebook and Twitter accounts. Every page of BikingToronto has a “The Feed” section on the right side. [...]

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The News Cycle for Wednesday, Aug 8, 2012

By | August 8, 2012

About the News Cycle The News Cycle is a periodic post which brings together links to news, events and other things which may be of interest to Toronto’s cyclists. Other ways to get the News Cycle: All News Cycle links are shared first on our Facebook and Twitter accounts. Every page of BikingToronto has a “The Feed” section on the right side. [...]

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The News Cycle for Wednesday, June 13, 2012

By | June 13, 2012

 Watch For Bikes Initiative [The Urban Country] In lieu of proper bike infrastructure, how can drivers and cyclists better co-exist on our streets? This is a question that is pondered frequently on this website and was the basis for our ‘i share the road’ campaign. An annual initiative called “Watch For Bikes” also attempts to address this [...]

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The News Cycle for Friday, June 8, 2012

By | June 8, 2012

A Public Transit Adventure [Cupcake Ride] I’ve used public transit bike racks in BC before and the ones on the TTC buses are exactly the same. You just push up on a metal handle, pull the whole rack down towards you, lift your bike into the wheel slots and then secure your front wheel with [...]

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The News Cycle for Friday, June 8, 2012

By | June 8, 2012

A Public Transit Adventure [Cupcake Ride] I’ve used public transit bike racks in BC before and the ones on the TTC buses are exactly the same. You just push up on a metal handle, pull the whole rack down towards you, lift your bike into the wheel slots and then secure your front wheel with [...]

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The News Cycle for Saturday, May 26, 2012

By | May 26, 2012

Toronto Bike Month 2012 [BlogTO] Toronto Bike Month 2012 is upon us, so if you haven’t already dusted off your helmet and climbed back in the saddle, now is definitely the the time to do it. The festivities kick off Monday with a group commute from Yonge and Bloor to downtown, and the City of Toronto and Cycle Toronto have [...]

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The News Cycle for Thursday, May 17, 2012

By | May 17, 2012

 Website rates Canadian cities on bike-ability [CBC News] Researchers at UBC and Simon Fraser University have come up with a way to rate how good major Canadian cities are for cycling. Modelled on a site called Walk-Score, researchers tallied up three factors: topography, bike accessibility to shops and the number of bike lanes. The results are [...]

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The News Cycle for Monday, May 7, 2012

By | May 7, 2012

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 [...]

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The News Cycle for Thursday, May 3, 2012

By | May 3, 2012

OpenRoad: ‘War’ between cyclists and motorists overstated, but casualties are real [OpenFile] When looking at 2007 to 2010 cycling accident data from six large Canadian cities, some trends quickly emerge. There were more bike accidents mid-week than between Friday and Monday, and more during the afternoon rush hour than in the morning—with the hour between 5 [...]

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The News Cycle for Friday, Apr. 27, 2012

By | April 27, 2012

 How to get urban dwellers cycling: Make it normal [Globe & Mail] I think the main thing is treating cycling as nothing special. If you have Option A and Option B, and Option A takes you 15 minutes, it’s comfortable, Option B takes you 25 minutes, it feels dangerous, most people will choose Option A. … [...]

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The News Cycle for Friday, Feb. 10, 2012

By | February 10, 2012

Rush hour parking hogs to face $150 fine [The Star] Motorists should be dinged $150 for parking on busy streets in rush hour, or blocking a bicycle lane any time, city council decided. The city must now seek court approval before it can increase the fine from the current $60 for parking during rush hour — [...]

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The News Cycle for Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2012

By | January 4, 2012

Toronto News: 2011 Hero: Bixi Toronto [Torontoist] When Bixi Toronto launched in May, we were surprised at how quickly we fell for the sturdy, practical rides that popped up at solar-powered stations across the downtown core—turns out that the bike-share system appeals to even habitual TTC users and bike owners. Stormy when you leave home? Take the [...]

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The News Cycle for Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011

By | December 1, 2011

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 [...]

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The News Cycle for Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2011

By | November 29, 2011

  Advertising good, bikes bad [Dodgeville] Enough has been written about these stupid info pillars elsewhere that I won’t bore you with another diatribe against their design or the questionable process that resulted in the city being saddled with them in the first place. This one is in front of Carrot Common on Danforth and in [...]

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The News Cycle for Friday, Nov. 25, 2011

By | November 25, 2011

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! [...]

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The News Cycle for Thursday, Nov. 17, 2011

By | November 17, 2011

  A ghost bike for Jenna Morrison [The GridTO] In the wake of this morning’s public memorial for Jenna Morrison—the cyclist killed last week—we chart the journey of her commemorative ghost bike from the Bike Pirates shop on Bloor to the site of her death at Dundas and Sterling. Cycle of tragedy [NOW Magazine] If [...]

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The News Cycle for Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2011

By | November 15, 2011

Cyclist’s death prompts call for mandatory truck side guards [The Star] The NDP is calling for mandatory side guards on heavy trucks after the death of cyclist Jenna Morrison last week. Toronto MP Olivia Chow, the opposition transport critic, will introduce a private member’s bill Monday that demands trucks be fitted with the guards that can [...]

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The News Cycle for Sunday, Nov. 13, 2011

By | November 13, 2011

The Fixer: Cycling campaign appeals to drivers’ better instincts [The Star] Request to drivers: Please be more accepting of cyclists and consider them fellow travellers, instead of adversaries. That’s the idea behind “I Share the Road,” a campaign begun by cycling advocate and blogger James Schwartz, who hopes to foster a better relationship with drivers. Morrison [...]

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The News Cycle for Friday, Nov. 11, 2011

By | November 11, 2011

Five Books on Bikes [Toronto Standard] Those of us who regularly mount a mechanical goat and canter through the city, are quite emotionally attached to our rides, much like how other people fawn over their automobiles. Like them, we two-wheel operators also enjoy looking at other people’s rides, and when it comes to books illustrating [...]

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The News Cycle for Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2011

By | November 9, 2011

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 [...]

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The News Cycle for Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2011

By | November 8, 2011

Cycling safely toward a better city [Toronto Star] Mostly an article with Gil Penalosa of 8-80 Cities about what is needed to make Toronto a great cycling city (hint – it’s things other cities like NYC, London, Montreal and Vancouver are doing) Bixi Toronto Newsletter – November 2011 [Bixi] The November edition of Bixi Toronto’s [...]

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The News Cycle for Monday, Nov. 7, 2011

By | November 7, 2011

Birchmount bike lanes latest to bite the dust [BlogTO] The removal of bikelanes under the Rob Ford regime continues, as Toronto removes incentives to cycle while every other major (and non-major) city in the world adds bikelanes, bike parking and more.  World class cities welcome cyclists, Rob! The Fixer: Cycling a better way to get [...]

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Introducing The News Cycle

By | November 7, 2011

I’m going to start a new feature here on BikingToronto… something I’m going to call “The News Cycle”. There is always so much happening in Toronto related to bikes that I sometimes don’t get a chance to blog about it (you can usually find everything on the BikingToronto Facebook Page or Twitter Feed though), and [...]

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