Archive For The “transit” Category

INFRASTRUCTURE: Can I Take My Bicycle on the TTC?

By | March 21, 2014

Kudos to Scott Kobewka (@CivicImages on twitter), who made a cool website that answers one question quickly and easily. Can I Take My Bicycle on the TTC?.

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Ride Your Bike: TTC hikes fares, again

By | November 20, 2013

You should consider winter biking – it’s fun, pretty easy, and warm if you dress properly for it.  Don’t give the TTC more of your money for the “service” they provide.  Check the “Weather” section of our How-To Page to learn more! It will cost Metropass users $60 a year, or $5 a month, more [...]

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Winter Biking Motivation: TTC fare hike is coming

By | November 14, 2013

Love the TTC? The crammed trains, the bunched up streetcars, the eternity of waiting for a bus when it’s -30?  You pay for that “privilege”, and pretty soon it’s going to cost you even more. If you haven’t thought about it, you should start considering biking everywhere, even in the winter. Something to contemplate as [...]

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TTC Subway Shutdown this weekend. Get your friends on their bikes.

By | October 11, 2013

The latest in the never-ending series of subway closures is this weekend and affects the ENTIRE downtown core.  Be sure and let your friends know that biking is way better than the TTC, even when trains are running. Help them out on their first rides if they are nervous. Getting around the downtown core this [...]

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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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Subway Closure? More Bikes!

By | July 9, 2013

This is a good post to share with your friends who don’t bike (yet). We had better gear up for lots of new cyclists on the road this October… the TTC is shutting down the subway for 9 (!) consecutive days to upgrade the signal system. Badly needed upgrades will grind subway service to a [...]

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Streetcar tracks blamed for a third of bicycling injuries

By | October 19, 2012

  Streetcar tracks may be a factor in almost a third of all bicycle crashes in Toronto, new research suggests. Of 276 Toronto cyclists interviewed, 90 reported that streetcar tracks were directly involved in their crashes, says Kay Teschke, a professor in the University of British Columbia’s School of Population and Public Health. About half [...]

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Streetcar tracks blamed for a third of bicycling injuries

By | October 19, 2012

  Streetcar tracks may be a factor in almost a third of all bicycle crashes in Toronto, new research suggests. Of 276 Toronto cyclists interviewed, 90 reported that streetcar tracks were directly involved in their crashes, says Kay Teschke, a professor in the University of British Columbia’s School of Population and Public Health. About half [...]

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The News Cycle for Wednesday, June 13, 2012

By | June 13, 2012

 Watch For Bikes Initiative [The Urban Country] In lieu of proper bike infrastructure, how can drivers and cyclists better co-exist on our streets? This is a question that is pondered frequently on this website and was the basis for our ‘i share the road’ campaign. An annual initiative called “Watch For Bikes” also attempts to address this [...]

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The News Cycle for Friday, June 8, 2012

By | June 8, 2012

A Public Transit Adventure [Cupcake Ride] I’ve used public transit bike racks in BC before and the ones on the TTC buses are exactly the same. You just push up on a metal handle, pull the whole rack down towards you, lift your bike into the wheel slots and then secure your front wheel with [...]

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The News Cycle for Friday, June 8, 2012

By | June 8, 2012

A Public Transit Adventure [Cupcake Ride] I’ve used public transit bike racks in BC before and the ones on the TTC buses are exactly the same. You just push up on a metal handle, pull the whole rack down towards you, lift your bike into the wheel slots and then secure your front wheel with [...]

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The New Roncesvalles: Ride Your Bike up onto the Curb

By | November 21, 2010

Back in the spring of 2009, the renovation of Roncesvalles Ave. was just getting underway.  Plans called for many more trees and wider sidewalks, including sidewalk “bump-outs” at some streetcar stops to allow transit users to board streetcars directly from the sidewalk. One bit of controversy was that while the street is planned to be [...]

Related posts:

  1. Have Your Say: Roncesvalles Streetcar Stops and Cyclists
  2. Headlines: Bike Infrastructure on Jarvis and Roncesvalles
  3. Balancing Streetcar Accessibility with Cyclist Safety on the new Roncesvalles

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The New Roncesvalles: Ride Your Bike up onto the Curb

By | November 21, 2010

Back in the spring of 2009, the renovation of Roncesvalles Ave. was just getting underway.  Plans called for many more trees and wider sidewalks, including sidewalk “bump-outs” at some streetcar stops to allow transit users to board streetcars directly from the sidewalk. One bit of controversy was that while the street is planned to be [...]

Related posts:

  1. Have Your Say: Roncesvalles Streetcar Stops and Cyclists
  2. Headlines: Bike Infrastructure on Jarvis and Roncesvalles
  3. Balancing Streetcar Accessibility with Cyclist Safety on the new Roncesvalles

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Does TTC Environmental Assessment for Lakeshore Facility ignore Cyclists?

By | October 3, 2010

The TTC is planning on building a substantial “Barns” facility on the southeast corner of Leslie St. and Lake Shore Blvd., and has just completed an Environmental Assessment. Paul Young of the South Riverdale Community Health Centre has sent along his review of the EA: As you may know SET BUG and Bike Sauce have [...]

Related posts:

  1. New Unwin Bridge Coming for Martin Goodman Trail
  2. SmartCentres and their Dumb BigBox Parking Lot Plan for the Lakeshore Multi-Use Path
  3. Public Comments about Leslie Street and Eastern Avenue Bikelanes

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Cyclist Pinned Under Streetcar on Spadina

By | August 23, 2010

Be careful out there everyone.  It’s a good idea NOT to cut in front of streetcars.

A cyclist was pinned under a streetcar in Chinatown on Sunday, suffering severe but not life-threatening injuries.
Witnesses reported that the 30-year-old cyclist cut in front of the streetcar. The collision happened near Spadina and Nassaua around 6pm.
[CityTV]
The cyclist [...]

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