Archive For The “sharrows” Category

New Plan calls for Cyclist and Pedestrian Friendly Yonge Street

By | July 5, 2011

Great news being reported by the Star this morning.  There is a “bold new plan” that calls for Yonge street sidewalks to be widened, narrowing car traffic to one lane in each direction (along with sharrows for bike traffic). The report, to be released Wednesday, proposes dramatic changes in the section between Dundas and Gerrard [...]

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Changing My Point of View

By | March 3, 2011

I’ve recently realized that I was a bad driver. I remember sitting in my car in traffic, judging and hating everyone around me, “You call that a signal, idiot?!” “Get off my ass jerk or I’ll just tap my brakes a little harder and see how you like the taste of my bumper.” Yet, the [...]

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  1. The Changing Face of the NYC Commute
  2. Fewer Stop Signs Attract Motorists, Not Cyclists
  3. Do Pedestrian Crossings Make for Safer City Cycling?

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Tonight’s Sharrow meeting CANCELLED

By | January 20, 2011

Urgent Message from the City of Toronto Because of an error discovered in the Rush-Hour Sharrow Evaluation data analysis, tonight’s public meeting has been CANCELLED. The City of Toronto does not wish to misrepresent the data collected as part of this project, and so the data collected must be re-evaluated in full before any findings [...]

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Into The Fog

By | December 23, 2010

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Sharrows

By | December 17, 2010

via martinho on flickr

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City of Toronto Sharrows PSA

By | November 17, 2010

Daniel Egan, Manager Cycling Infrastructure and Programs Transportation Services shares information on what sharrows are and how they can be used by cyclists in Toronto. This same information can also be found on the City of Toronto’s web site here: Sharrows FAQ Video via City of Toronto Cycling on Facebook. Related posts:Sharrows, Bike Lanes and [...]

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  1. Sharrows, Bike Lanes and Shared Space on the Streets of Toronto
  2. Sharrows Miss the Point on Harbord
  3. Two-way Sharrows Along Macdonell Provide Unofficial Alternate Route to Sorauren Avenue Park

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On The Blogs: Harbord Sharrows Miss the Point

By | November 7, 2010

Duncan posts about the newly painted sharrows that are now filling the Harbord “bikelane gap”.  He makes the very good point that Harbord is one of the busiest bikelanes in the city, and the bikelane could have been completed but wasn’t due to the cause of saving a few car parking spaces: Ignoring the fact [...]

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  1. On The Blogs: New Sharrows on Bloor Street
  2. On The Blogs: Two-Way Sharrows on Mcdonell
  3. On The Blogs: Sharrows on Spadina?

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Sharrows Miss the Point on Harbord

By | October 28, 2010

In the cover of night, workers began installing sharrows along Harbord. A point of contention for years, the disconnected bike lane between Bathurst and Spadina has inspired Urban Repair Squad intervention and left Councilor Adam Vaughan singing the same old tune that the very sparse car parking on this strip is essential to the survival [...]

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  1. Sharrows, Bike Lanes and Shared Space on the Streets of Toronto
  2. What Happened to the “Bike Lane” on Spadina?
  3. Bike Route Blues – Crawford Needs Some Help

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Sharrows Miss the Point on Harbord

By | October 28, 2010

In the cover of night, workers began installing sharrows along Harbord. A point of contention for years, the disconnected bike lane between Bathurst and Spadina has inspired Urban Repair Squad intervention and left Councilor Adam Vaughan singing the same old tune that the very sparse car parking on this strip is essential to the survival [...]

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  1. Sharrows, Bike Lanes and Shared Space on the Streets of Toronto
  2. What Happened to the “Bike Lane” on Spadina?
  3. Bike Route Blues – Crawford Needs Some Help

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On The Blogs: Sharrows on Spadina?

By | October 27, 2010

Duncan asks the question about the changing bike infrastructure on Spadina.  Gone is the bike gutter white stripe (I don’t even know if that was ever intended as a bikelane) in preparation for sharrows: What exactly is going on with the blacked out “bike lane” on Spadina Avenue? Well, what may or may not actually [...]

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  1. On The Blogs: New Sharrows on Bloor Street
  2. On The Blogs: Two-Way Sharrows on Mcdonell
  3. On The Blogs: Mapping the McDonell Sharrows

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On The Blogs: Mapping the McDonell Sharrows

By | October 27, 2010

Micheal Holloway decided to map out the latest effort by the Urban Repair Squad… the two-way sharrows on McDonell Ave: Apparently, The Urban Repair Squad wants to help create social change through public awareness via non-violent urban gorilla actions – like using non-permanent, non-toxic water based paints to add “two-way sharrows” on the pavement of [...]

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  1. On The Blogs: Two-Way Sharrows on Mcdonell
  2. On The Blogs: New Sharrows on Bloor Street
  3. On The Blogs: Sharrows on Spadina?

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What Happened to the “Bike Lane” on Spadina?

By | October 25, 2010

What exactly is going on with the blacked out “bike lane” on Spadina Avenue? Well, what may or may not actually have been intended to be a bike lane is now gone, sanded away leaving a thick black stripe in its place. According to the Toronto Cyclists Union the stripe is to soon be replaced [...]

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  1. When a bike lane needs to be more than just paint
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On The Blogs: New Sharrows on Bloor Street

By | October 22, 2010

From Duncan’s City Ride: Construction on Bloor between Avenue Road in the west and Yonge Street in the east is starting to be cleared. Revealed beneath the trucks and equipment are bicycle stencils on the fresh asphalt. Now, these aren’t sharrows as they are missing directional chevrons. And these aren’t bike lanes as they are [...]

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  1. On The Blogs: Two-Way Sharrows on McConnell
  2. Torontoist: Sharrows Land on Bloor
  3. Photos and Review of the New Bloor Viaduct Bikelanes

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On The Blogs: New Sharrows on Bloor Street

By | October 22, 2010

From Duncan’s City Ride: Construction on Bloor between Avenue Road in the west and Yonge Street in the east is starting to be cleared. Revealed beneath the trucks and equipment are bicycle stencils on the fresh asphalt. Now, these aren’t sharrows as they are missing directional chevrons. And these aren’t bike lanes as they are [...]

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  1. On The Blogs: Two-Way Sharrows on Mcdonell
  2. Torontoist: Sharrows Land on Bloor
  3. On The Blogs: Sharrows on Spadina?

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On The Blogs: Two-Way Sharrows on Mcdonell

By | October 22, 2010

From Duncan’s City Ride: The work of the Urban Repair Squad and quite possibly a unique invention, two-way sharrows have been placed on the one-way, southbound only Macdonell Ave. This is an interesting installation of sharrows… very cool, but I’ve seen some people raising the concern of encouraging two-way bike travel on one side of [...]

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  1. On The Blogs: Mapping the McDonell Sharrows
  2. On The Blogs: New Sharrows on Bloor Street
  3. On The Blogs: Four Women’s Cycling Jackets

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On The Blogs: Two-Way Sharrows on McConnell

By | October 22, 2010

From Duncan’s City Ride: The work of the Urban Repair Squad and quite possibly a unique invention, two-way sharrows have been placed on the one-way, southbound only Macdonell Ave. This is an interesting installation of sharrows… very cool, but I’ve seen some people raising the concern of encouraging two-way bike travel on one side of [...]

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  1. On The Blogs: New Sharrows on Bloor Street
  2. On The Blogs: Four Women’s Cycling Jackets
  3. Rush Hour Bike Sharrows Hit Toronto

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The Changing Face of the NYC Commute

By | October 18, 2010

11 miles is just shy of 18 kms and a fairly long commute. Yet, because of constant development and political support for cycling infrastructure 90% of this journey includes streets featuring some form of cycling infrastructure. Notice that only a small percentage of the ride is along streets with sharrows and, notice too, that NYC [...]

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Bicycles on Bloor?

By | October 13, 2010

Construction on Bloor between Avenue Road in the west and Yonge Street in the east is starting to be cleared. Revealed beneath the trucks and equipment are bicycle stencils on the fresh asphalt. Now, these aren’t sharrows as they are missing directional chevrons. And these aren’t bike lanes as they are missing painted lines and [...]

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  1. Every day I hear Bells on Bloor
  2. Sharrows, Bike Lanes and Shared Space on the Streets of Toronto
  3. Bike Route Blues – Crawford Needs Some Help

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Two-way Sharrows Along Macdonell Provide Unofficial Alternate Route to Sorauren Avenue Park

By | October 13, 2010

The work of the Urban Repair Squad and quite possibly a unique invention, two-way sharrows have been placed on the one-way, southbound only Macdonell Ave. Photos by Martinho: More information at Urban Repair Squad Related posts:What Happened to Bike Boxes in Toronto? Sharrows, Bike Lanes and Shared Space on the Streets of Toronto When the [...]

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  3. When the Wrong Way is the Right Way – Montrose Avenue Bike Lane

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City of Toronto starts advertising Sharrows

By | October 2, 2010

The City of Toronto, as part of their cycling education efforts (aimed at both cyclists and drivers) have started an advertising campaign about sharrows (or “share arrows”, which show road users that a street should be shared). The ads are running on The Star, The Sun, The Weather Network and MapQuest web sites for the [...]

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  1. Rush Hour Bike Sharrows Hit Toronto
  2. Bixi Toronto has 100 Members already!
  3. Torontoist: Sharrows Land on Bloor

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