Archive For The “toronto” Category

Bike Posts Removed for Billboards

By | November 25, 2011

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 […]

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A Failure to Address the Intersection Problem

By | November 15, 2011

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 […]

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Report Toronto Traffic Problems Online

By | October 25, 2011

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 […]

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A Look at the 2012 Beater Bikes

By | October 20, 2011

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 […]

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Covet: Bike Rack Birdhouse by Dimini

By | September 18, 2011

Love the look of this birdhouse bike rack by Toronto-based Dimini.

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Bike Messengers 1992-98

By | September 6, 2011

From Trevor Hughes’ series Bike Messengers 1992-98.
See the full set on Flickr here.

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Welcome September! Here’s some Autumn biking inspiration!

By | September 1, 2011

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 [...]

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Bikes On Wheels

By | July 26, 2011

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.

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Councillor Ana Bailão Proposes Reversible Centre Lane on Dupont

By | July 22, 2011

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 [...]

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Passing the Buck on Safety at Ontario Place Parking Lot Entrances

By | June 20, 2011

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 [...]

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Dave’s Ride for Heart Detour

By | June 7, 2011

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 [...]

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dandyhorse magazine Spring 2011 launch party and bike raffle

By | May 18, 2011

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 [...]

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How to use BIXI and not get charged extra fees

By | May 2, 2011

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011 is the official launch of the BIXI bike share system in Toronto. Based on my experience in Montreal last summer and from conversations with friends it seems as though there is and will be some initial confusion with how to use the BIXI system. The BIXI web site has step-by-step instructions [...]

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Bike share brings out creativity

By | April 20, 2011

Bixi Toronto is set to go live on May 3, 2011 and we can’t wait! With bike share systems already up and running in many major cities we’ve already had a look at some creative uses for the system. Here’s a Boris Bike Flash Mob Spin Class: A pro BMX rider put the London Cycle [...]

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  3. Bike Sharing: “A project that trusts people before it distrusts them”

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What to do if your bicycle was removed by the City of Toronto

By | April 18, 2011

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 [...]

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  1. What to do if your bicycle was removed from the G20 security zone
  2. City of Toronto Sharrows PSA
  3. Why?

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New dandyhorse Magazine Website

By | April 13, 2011

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 [...]

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  1. Dandyhorse Launch Party: Thursday, April 29, 2010
  2. Dandyhorse Vol. 3 Issue 2 Launch Party – Thursday, October 7, 2010
  3. Momentum Magazine Issue #47 – All About Kids and Cargo Bikes

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Toronto’s Beater Bikes Wants You to Be a Test Pilot

By | April 13, 2011

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 [...]

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  1. You Can Help Design the Next “Beater Bike”
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  3. Should an IQ test be added to driver’s evaluation?

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Win Passes to the Green Living Show from BikingToronto

By | April 13, 2011

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… [...]

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Acura brings “elegance” to vehicular homicide

By | April 2, 2011

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 [...]

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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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Winter Telegram Delivery

By | January 12, 2011

Related posts:Winter Bicycle Riding Tips From The UK

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Toronto’s Curbside Cycle to Give Don Cherry a Custom Bicycle

By | December 10, 2010

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 [...]

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Facts Behind the New Vertical Stagger Bike Racks

By | December 7, 2010

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 [...]

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Winter Bicycle Riding Tips From The UK

By | December 4, 2010

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 [...]

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Check Out the New Products in the BikingToronto Shop

By | November 25, 2010

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
Learn more about ibiketo.org, the charita…

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