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As if the indignity of having enormous billboards posturing as “information” signs blocking sidewalks and distracting drivers wasn’t enough, in some cases installing these ugly and useless ads meant the removal of bicycle parking. The above “infotogo” pillar installed by Astral Media as part of their street furniture contract with the City required the removal [...]
In the distance, approaching the camera, a work in progress bi-directional path becomes a sidewalk and a danger for all path users, Bayview at Pottery. There are no words to describe my disappointment and disgust with a recently installed “major multi-use path” along the Bayview extension, but I’ll try. According to the Toronto Bicycle/Motor-Vehicle Collision [...]
It sometimes feel like Toronto police get stuck in a rut when it comes to enforcing traffic violations. They have their preferred locations where they camp out and rarely seem to stray from these established areas. To me, that means that many places in the city, places where law violations seriously risk the safety of [...]
Toronto-based indie bicycle company Beater Bikes will be back with 2 new models for 2012. The step-through (loop frame) and roaster (diamond frame) models continue the bare-bones theme of the brand. In fact, for 2012 they’ve gone even more minimalist. Both steel frames are available in single speed with coaster brake or 3-speed internal gear [...]
Love the look of this birdhouse bike rack by Toronto-based Dimini.
From Trevor Hughes’ series Bike Messengers 1992-98.
See the full set on Flickr here.
Yesterday, we asked a question on Twitter: Today’s the last day of August. Tell us why you’re looking forward to biking in the fall in Toronto! Here are some of the responses we received… let them inspire you to do lots of biking in our great city in (arguably) the best season for biking. because [...]
While you simply can’t just call a video ‘viral’ (especially at less than 1,000 views) I still think this is a cool promo for Bikes On Wheels… and that song’s gonna be stuck in my head all day, too.
Here’s a letter I received from Cllr. Bailão in response a plea I sent for councillors to not accept PWIC’s motions to remove the Jarvis bike lane and to not begin removing the Dupont bike lane: Thank you for taking the time to email me with regards to Toronto’s bikelanes and for your patience in [...]
There’s a steaming pile of mess out front of Ontario Place, and for once it isn’t left behind by our mounted police officers. To redirect cyclists, joggers, rollerbladers and other non-Ontario Place guests from interfering with park entrance line ups (do they even exist these days?), the Martin Goodman Trail was redirected in 2008 and [...]
Via Dave Ghent: This year I finally got to participate in the Heart and Stroke ride for a cure, which goes along the 2 major highways in Toronto. Starting at Exhibition place you enter the gardiner, then go all the way along to the dvp, and up to York Mills rd. Then you turn around [...]
Spring brings us warm rain, blooming flowers, more people on bikes and the dandyhorse magazine spring issue launch party. Come to the Gladstone Hotel on May 30, 2011 and pick up a copy of the Spring 2011 issue showing you the many ways bikes are good for business on Bloor. Stick around and share a [...]
Although contrary to the snow and cold of this April it is spring in Toronto and with the season change comes a clean up on our streets. Bike lanes are swept and potholes filled and abandoned bicycles are tagged for removal. But what happens to these bicycles? Abandoned bicycle clean up and recovery are handled [...]
The magazine that gives you an inside look at the people, the fashion, the issues and the bikes that keep Toronto moving has a new home online: dandyhorsemagazine.com The website brings you a look at past articles and a sneak peek at their upcoming issue to be released in May. Subscribers get an extra treat [...]
- Dandyhorse Launch Party: Thursday, April 29, 2010
- Dandyhorse Vol. 3 Issue 2 Launch Party – Thursday, October 7, 2010
- Momentum Magazine Issue #47 – All About Kids and Cargo Bikes
You’ve probably seen the 2010 Beater Bikes models all over town. Bright green frames with and unmissable yellow “BEATER” sticker. Well, the bicycle company is currently testing out their 2012 models (mock ups pictured above) and they need your help. Beater Bikes is looking to lend out prototypes of the four 2012 models and all [...]
- You Can Help Design the Next “Beater Bike”
- Cargo Bikes; Big in New York (and Toronto too!)
- Should an IQ test be added to driver’s evaluation?
BikingToronto is giving away 5 pairs of tickets to this weekend’s Green Living Show at the Direct Energy Centre. You have until midnight on Wednesday, April 13, 2011 to enter. Go to this post now and enter for your chance to win! Related posts:Action from the Toronto International Bicycle Show Green P Parking’s For You… [...]
- Action from the Toronto International Bicycle Show
- Green P Parking’s For You… And Your Bicycle
- Green P Pedal ‘N Park Locations Throughout Toronto
Since I work in marketing, and advertising is a large part of what I do, I tend to spend a lot of time thinking about words. I’ll turn over a short sentence dozens of times trying to find a word or words that instantly convey my message. Some sentences speak volumes and every ad copy [...]
- Changing My Point of View
- Bike share brings out creativity
- Set an Example; Stop for Open Streetcar Doors
Related posts:Winter Bicycle Riding Tips From The UK
Via Curbside Cycle blog: Dear Don Cherry, We at Curbside Cycle are hoping you will lend an ear, an eye and an open mind. Long ago American diplomats to China used to judge the prosperity of that country by the amount of cars on the road. Today, any city driver knows that the original ideals [...]
- Curbside and Toronto Cyclists Union Event – Friday November 6, 2009 at AnnexLive
- Biomega Commercial By Cycle Chic’s Mikael Colville-Andersen
- 416cyclestyle Toronto Cycle Chic Search – Spring Moments
This past year a new bicycle rack design began landing on Toronto streets. You’ll find these racks in the bicycle shelter at the St. Clair West TTC subway stop and scattered around the Evergreen Brick Works awaiting permanent installation. Made by Peak Racks, a San Luis Obispo based company, I really like how these racks [...]
- How to Get Better Bicycle Parking for Your Condo
- Every pole becomes a bike rack
- Secure Bike Locking for Any Budget
While we’ve really only experienced a few days of winter-ish temperatures here in Toronto we all know that snow and constant cold are right around the corner. Whether this is your first or your fiftieth winter on your bicycle this article from the Guardian offers up some excellent winter cycling tips that are applicable to [...]
- Esurance Offers Drivers Tips… From a Cyclist
- The solution to winter snow and slush – a “track” bike
- Marcus Gee is a Winter Cyclist and Darn Proud of it!
The BikingToronto Shop has just been updated with new shirts for men, women, children and babies.
The profits from all purchases go to Toronto cycling-related charities.
Visit the shop here: BikingToronto Shop
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