Archive For The “separated bikelanes” Category

$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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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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Re-capping the Richmond-Adelaide bikelane public meetings

By | November 20, 2013

Great write-up on Dandyhorse about the public meetings that took place on Monday and Tuesday night regarding plans for separated bikelanes on Richmond and Adelaide. Last night, November 18, 2013, approximately 40 people gathered in the Metro Hall rotunda to browse plans and review images for the proposed cycle tracks for Richmond qnd Adelaide streets, [...]

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EVENT: Nov 18 and Nov 19 – Public Meetings for Protected Bike Lanes on Richmond & Adelaide

By | November 18, 2013

Via Cycle Toronto: The City of Toronto is hosting a two day drop-in event to present preliminary recommended solutions for bikeways on Richmond St and Adelaide St as well as Peter St & Simcoe St. We’re thrilled about the proposed recommendations for Richmond St & Adelaide St but think Peter St & Simcoe St need [...]

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The Bloor East Bikelane: Getting better, but separation needed!

By | November 8, 2013

The Bloor East bikelane has recently been re-painted between Sherbourne and  Parliament with new, slightly wider lanes with a double line and a small “buffer” between the bikelane and the car lanes, as well as some sharrows across the Bloor and Castle Frank intersection. All of this is GREAT, of course.  As a cyclist who used [...]

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Should the Scarborough RT become an elevated park?

By | October 10, 2013

Elevated separated bikelanes! Elevated separated bikelanes! City council adopted a motion during last night’s transit debate that asks city staff and the TTC to investigate replacing the tracks and electric rails with benches, walking paths, bike trails, and trees from Scarborough Centre to Kennedy station. Building the park may actually be cheaper than simply pulling [...]

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Cycle Toronto Calls for Improvements to Sherbourne Street Cycle Tracks

By | May 15, 2013

In late 2012, the City of Toronto announced the completion of its first separated bike lanes (cycle tracks) on Sherbourne Street. By physically separating cyclists from motor vehicle traffic, cycle tracks are a key way to increase safety, de-stress cycling, boost ridership and reduce conflicts between road users in Toronto. Cycle Toronto conducted an on-line [...]

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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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One Step Closer to Separated Bikelanes on Adelaide and Richmond Streets

By | November 7, 2011

Back in June, Rob Ford presented his BikePlan, which essentially was just a re-hashing of some earlier concepts by other politicians and I think, originally, by Dave Meslin, including most signficantly, an idea to put separated bikelanes on Richmond and Adelaide Streets. That plan is one step closer now due to the Public Works and Infrastructure Committee [...]

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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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Should Cyclists Worry about Queens Quay?

By | June 13, 2011

Way back in 2006 Toronto saw a test-run of a cyclist and pedestrian-friendly Queens Quay… a re-imagination of the street that closed the eastbound lanes to cars and turned them over to pedestrians and cyclists and landscaping. It was an amazing 10 days when the street was like this … fully physically separate bikelanes along [...]

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72% of Torontonians want Separated Bikelanes downtown

By | June 3, 2011

The headline for this Toronto Star article is about opposition to road tolls to pay for Mayor Ford’s enormous (and unfunded) subway plans, but if you read past the first few paragraphs, you’ll see that in a telephone poll (PDF) conducted by Forum Research found that a “whopping” 72% of those surveyed support the rumoured [...]

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The Strange Tale of the Politics of Separated Bikelanes

By | May 9, 2011

The National Post has an interesting article about Seinfeld-esque Bizarro World that is forming around the issue of separated bikelanes in Toronto. Denzil Minnan-Wong, head of the Public Works and Infrastructure Committee, is pushing a plan of 4 streets in downtown Toronto having physically-separate bikelanes to ensure safety for cyclists (which includes novice and tourist [...]

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Are Separated Bikelanes coming to the Annex?

By | March 17, 2011

There’s a possibility that separated bikelanes are coming to Bloor St. in the Annex. The Annex Residents Association is looking at ways to make Bloor Street between Avenue Road and Bathurst safer for cyclists, recognizing that not only do cyclists have a right to safe travel, but: People cycle for the same reasons they walk, [...]

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