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NEWS: Spring cleaning: Abandoned bikes are being tagged and removed now

By | April 23, 2014

The author wouldn’t mind claiming this tagged-as-abandoned Peugot frame, but the city will either donate it to a non-profit it or send it to become scrap metal. Spring cleaning: Abandoned bikes are being tagged and removed now By Tammy Thorne … Continue reading → Read More: Spring cleaning: Abandoned Read More: Spring cleaning: Abandoned bikes […]

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NEWS: John Tory’s proposal to cancel Eglinton Connects irresponsible and short-sighted

By | April 22, 2014

John Tory is obviously pandering to the FordNation vote in this muncipal election campaign.  It’s idiotic.  Why else would someone who used to chair the Toronto City Action Alliance (one of their vision statements is “people and goods moving easily, using efficient transit, roads and paths for walking and biking”) and advocated for things like Eglinton […]

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NEWS: John Tory’s proposal to cancel Eglinton Connects irresponsible and short-sighted

By | April 22, 2014

John Tory is obviously pandering to the FordNation vote in this muncipal election campaign.  It’s idiotic.  Why else would someone who used to chair the Toronto City Action Alliance (one of their vision statements is “people and goods moving easily, using efficient transit, roads and paths for walking and biking”) and advocated for things like Eglinton […]

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GET INVOLVED: Fri, Apr. 30 – Next Safe Streets 17 meeting

By | April 21, 2014

Via CycleToronto: Please join us for our next meeting: Wednesday, April 30th at 7pm  Fox and Fiddle at 1085 St Clair Ave W. The SafeStreets17 survey had 66 respondents.  If you haven’t had a chance to respond your have 2 more days. Last chance to tell us about your cycling experiences and the hotspots in […]

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NEWS: Cyclist killed in Mississauga

By | April 17, 2014

A male cyclist has died following a collision at Dixie and Derry Rds., in Mississauga Thursday morning. Read More: Cyclist killed in Mississauga
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NEWS: Cyclist killed in Mississauga

By | April 17, 2014

A male cyclist has died following a collision at Dixie and Derry Rds., in Mississauga Thursday morning. Read More: Cyclist killed in Mississauga
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NEWS: Cyclist killed in collision with transport truck

By | April 17, 2014

Toronto EMS confirmed that a man has been pronounced dead after a collision involving a transport truck at Dixie and Derry Roads. Read More: Cyclist killed in collision with transport truck Read More: Cyclist killed in collision with transport truck – Toronto – CBC News

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NEWS: Cyclist killed in collision with transport truck

By | April 17, 2014

Toronto EMS confirmed that a man has been pronounced dead after a collision involving a transport truck at Dixie and Derry Roads. Read More: Cyclist killed in collision with transport truck Read More: Cyclist killed in collision with transport truck – Toronto – CBC News

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NEWS: Open Streets: pedestrian Sunday on Bloor off to a plodding start

By | April 16, 2014

Toronto is taking a hesitant step — a single Sunday this summer — toward joining other cities in hosting car-free Sundays, a program known as Open Streets. Read More: Open Streets: pedestrian Sunday on Bloor off to a plodding start Read More: Open Streets: pedestrian Sunday on Bloor off to a plodding start | Toronto […]

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NEWS: Ontario’s paradigm shift in cycling policy

By | April 16, 2014

The phrase “paradigm shift” was on the lips of many cycling experts and policy makers at the 6th annual Ontario Bike awards on Tuesday. You might be forgiven for dismissing this language as a politician’s penchant for the dramatic – but in this case, there is some real substance behind it. After many years of […]

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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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WARD NEWS: Ward 18 meeting notes posted,Next meeting is May 12

By | April 16, 2014

An update from Ward 18, one of the more active wards in the city, cycling wise. Via CycleToronto: Hi everyone, Here are the meeting notes from Monday’s meeting. Bike Month is going to be amazing this year — especially in and around Ward 18! Get in touch if you’d like to help organize or participate […]

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NEWS: Province pledges $25 million for cycling infrastructure

By | April 15, 2014

Three-year plan unlikely to lead to major improvements for Toronto bike network The Ontario Liberals are touting a new cycling infrastructure fund as a major step forward for the province’s bikers, but whether the investment will lead to anything more than minor improvements in Toronto remains to be Read More: Province pledges $25 million for […]

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NEWS: Province commits $25 million for cycling lanes

By | April 14, 2014

Ontario Transportation Minister Glen Murray has announced $25 million for cycling facilities on provincial highways and municipal roads over the next three years in an effort to make Ontario Canada’s premier cycling province. The money, the first that has been specifically set aside for biking in the provincial budget, will be for quick wins and pilot projects. […]

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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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NEWS: Toronto will be removing abandoned bikes

By | April 9, 2014

The City of Toronto will be removing abandoned bicycles from city streets over the next few weeks. To assist in this effort, the city is asking residents to call 311 to report any bike that appears abandoned. To help the City identify the abandoned bikes correctly, please identify the bike with as much information as […]

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NEWS: Toronto councillor spearheading Open Streets initiative

By | April 7, 2014

Kristyn Wong-Tam says using Bloor Street for classes and community initiatives on Sunday mornings could be a great ‘social equalizer’ Read More: Toronto councillor spearheading Open Streets initiative Read More: Toronto councillor spearheading Open Streets initiative – The Globe and Mail

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NEWS: Doctors prescribing bike-share memberships to combat obesity

By | April 3, 2014

I shared this back on March 29th, but this deserves way more attention.  Awesome news coming out of Boston – using bikes to combat obesity.  Let’s get BikeShare Toronto and Toronto Public Health working together on something similar? Doctors in Boston will soon have a new tool in their arsenal when it comes to improving […]

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NEWS: Parts of Toronto have an 8% cycling modal share!

By | April 2, 2014

In some wards, more than 8% of trips are taken by bike! Infrastructure is just one reason why. Where People Pedal: Why are some wards more popular among cyclists than others? (From a study by the Toronto Cycling Think & Do Tank.)  via: Cycle Toronto – Facebook

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NEWS: New BikeShare Toronto website launches

By | April 1, 2014

The new BikeShare Toronto website has launched!  So much easier to use than the old Bixi one.  I personally hated how the old map was hidden behind the content of the site. We’re excited to announce that as of April 2014 Toronto’s bike share system is newly managed by Alta Bicycle Share. Alta currently operates […]

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NEWS: Big Move plan needs to go bigger on walking and cycling, Metrolinx told

By | April 1, 2014

There’s no new money yet but Toronto active transportation experts want Metrolinx to spell out how much municipalities should get for walking and cycling improvements. Read More: Big Move plan needs to go bigger on walking and cycling, Metrolinx told Read More: Big Move plan needs to go bigger on walking and cycling, Metrolinx told […]

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NEWS: Pricing favours repeat users under new Toronto bike-sharing program

By | April 1, 2014

Bike Share Toronto will be operated by a U.S. company Read More: Pricing favours repeat users under new Toronto bike-sharing program Read More: Pricing favours repeat users under new Toronto bike-sharing program – The Globe and Mail

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NEWS: Bixi rides on as Bike Share Toronto

By | March 31, 2014

Forget Bixi – it’s Bike Share Toronto now. Three months after being placed under the control of the Toronto Parking Authority, the city is finally lifting the lid off the new-look bike share system. The name, logo, and prices will change, but for the immediate future Bike Share Toronto is going to Read More: Bixi […]

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NEWS: Bixi is dead; Long live Bike Share Toronto

By | March 31, 2014

Toronto’s troubled bike sharing system gets renamed, retooled, repriced. Read More: Bixi is dead; Long live Bike Share Toronto Read More: Bixi is dead; Long live Bike Share Toronto : TreeHugger

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