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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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Little Book of Rob Ford helping Bikes without Borders

By | July 18, 2011

Great Press Release from Bikes without Borders and House of Anansi Press: Rob Ford thinks “cyclists are a pain in the ass.” These cyclists are saving lives. House of Anansi Press is proud to sponsor a fundraiser for Toronto-based organization Bikes Without Borders, providing bicycles and bicycle ambulances to Community Health Workers in Malawi. On [...]

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Presenting the Essentials of Rob Ford’s BikePlan

By | June 21, 2011

Here is information straight from the latest issue of Cyclometer that runs down the essentials of the Rob Ford Bike Plan. There’s already hubbub about it because although it plans for separated bikelanes downtown, it also takes OUT bikelanes in Scarborough (on Pharmacy and Birchmount) – arguably an area that needs safe biking infrastructure way [...]

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Rob Ford’s BikePlan Revealed

By | June 16, 2011

The “new” Toronto BikePlan has been revealed (PDF link) and it is what is expected. There is a good write-up about it on the CBC website, but here are the highlights (and lowlights): Downtown Focus Physically Separate Bikelanes on Bloor between Sherbourne & Broadview (2011) Possible Physically Separate Bikelanes on Sherbourne & Wellesley (2012) Studying [...]

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City Hall wants to shut down Cycling Advisory Committee

By | April 14, 2011

It was rumoured to be happening, but now it’s official… the Rob Ford Regime wants to shut down the Cycling Advisory Committee .  The Cycling Committee is not the only one facing the axe… it is one of 21 committees (PDF) to be shut down… committees that are formed by experts in their chosen field [...]

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Who’s the shark now?

By | December 13, 2010

Remember when Rob Ford said that incredibly stupid thing about bike lanes and blamed cyclists for their own deaths? Yeah, most people won’t forget that one… In a strange twist comes this t-shirt from Dark Cycle Clothing out of Tampa, Florida. The Shark on a Bike shirt. This shirt along with a whole slew of [...]

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  1. Shark Bike!
  2. Toronto-made Seat Covers by The Gild
  3. Check Out the New Products in the BikingToronto Shop

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Don Cherry insults Cyclists as Rob Ford Sworn in as Mayor

By | December 7, 2010

Today marks the end of Rob Ford’s first week in office (only 3 years, 51 weeks to go) and it was a doozy. For some reason, Ford had Don Cherry of Hockey Night in Canada put the Chain of Office around his neck today at City Council (something usually done by the City Clerk), and [...]

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  1. On The Blogs: Rob Ford and Toronto’s Political Spectrum
  2. Rob Ford: Charity gives Toronto clogged arteries
  3. Weekly Wrap-Up: Dealing with Mayor Rob Ford

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Don Cherry insults Cyclists as Rob Ford Sworn in as Mayor

By | December 7, 2010

Today marks the end of Rob Ford’s first week in office (only 3 years, 51 weeks to go) and it was a doozy. For some reason, Ford had Don Cherry of Hockey Night in Canada put the Chain of Office around his neck today at City Council (something usually done by the City Clerk), and [...]

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  1. Curbside Cycle wants to give Don Cherry a Pink Bike
  2. Editorial Cartoonists Embrace Don Cherry and Pinko Cyclists
  3. On The Blogs: Rob Ford and Toronto’s Political Spectrum

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On The Blogs: Rob Ford, Art Inspiration

By | November 7, 2010

Over on the Cyclops blog, there’s a nice little post about the art that is being inspired by noted bikelane “hesitant” (I’d say opponent, but he’s admitted that bikelanes are appropriate in places like downtown, where lots of people bike) mayor-elect Rob Ford: Say what you will about Rob Ford, but you’ve gotta give him [...]

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  1. Weekly Wrap-Up: Dealing with Mayor Rob Ford
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  3. Rob Ford releases “Transportation Plan”

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Say what you will about Rob Ford . . .

By | October 27, 2010

Say what you will about Rob Ford, but you’ve gotta give him credit all the art that he has inspired just over the course of a couple of days. When we get mad, we get creative. When we get creative, we have a voice, and people listen. Take that Mr. Mayor! Here are just a [...]

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Rob Ford releases “Transportation Plan”

By | September 8, 2010

Mayoral candidate (and current frontrunner) Rob Ford has released his “transportation plan” (PDF).
The contents of the plan can be summed up as follows:

Streetcars are bad.  TransitCity should not be built because an efficient wide-ranging Light Rail Transit system costs 1/10 as much as an equivalent subway system… but subway promises get votes.  Not only should [...]

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