Archive For The “statistics” Category
via Momentum Magazine via The League of American Bicyclists
This is what happens when a city, a world class city, truly invests in bikesharing: widescale adoption. Here in Toronto we’ve had politicians who are scared of the car lobby put in a dinky little Bixi system (1000 bikes) only in the very small downtown area and have refused to invest in it. Toronto needs [...]
I find this VERY hard to believe. There are WAY more cyclists in Toronto than when I started Biking Toronto in 2006. It would be interesting to see these stats broken down by province, city, etc. The latest batch of data from Statistics Canada shows no difference in the percentage of Canadians who rode their [...]
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 — [...]
Theres is a fantastic article in Grist right now by Elly Blue (the managing editor of the excellent BikePortland.org website) that explains how embracing cycling can be an economic boom to an individual, an urban center, and a society: In the many North American cities where two-wheeled transportation is taking off, a new bicycle economy [...]
Those of you who have been reading BikingToronto for a while (over a year) know that I *love* stats and graphs, and I love to wrap-up each year on BikingToronto with a few posts that look at the preceding year. Here is the first of those posts. This post is a general overview of the [...]
In September 2010, the City of Toronto conducted the first ever count of cyclists heading into (and out of) the downtown core. To measure these numbers, they established 4 “screenlines” along Spadina, Bloor, Jarvis and Queens Quay and counted cyclists entering and exiting the downtown zone between 7 am and 7 pm on days without [...]
A couple days ago we let you know about the Bike Union publishing how a bunch of City Councillors (the ones who participated in TCATs election survey) have voted on bikelane installation motions before City Council during the last few years. Here at BikingToronto we decided to take it one step further and figure out [...]
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