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NEWS: 14 year-old cyclist struck near Yonge and St. Clair, rushed to hospital with serious injuries

Fri, 10/07/2016 - 17:54
A 14-year-old boy has been taken to hospital with serious injuries after he was struck while riding his bicycle north of Yonge and St. Clair Friday morning. The 14-year-old cyclist was transported to hospital with serious injuries, Brister said. Anyone who witnessed the collision is asked to call 53 Division. More: Cyclist, 14, struck near Yonge […]

FIST PUMPS!  Majority of Torontonians favour bike lanes, new survey suggests

Wed, 10/05/2016 - 09:49
Bookmark this link. Print it out. Put it under your pillow to help you sleep at night.  Mail 1000 copies to your favourite anti-bikelane councillor (I’m looking at you Stephen)… Seven in 10 Torontonians support bike lanes generally and a majority approve of the new lanes on Bloor St. W., according to a new Forum […]

CARNAGE: September – another horrific month on the roads of Toronto

Mon, 10/03/2016 - 10:05
Along with Biking Toronto, I also post news stories about death and injuries on the roads of the Greater Toronto Area (it’s a weird hobby, I admit) that I see pop up in my news feeds over on the Toronto Carnage Blog Toronto Carnage documents the death and destruction wrought by cars on our city. It’s not an exhaustive […]

NEWS: Woodbine bike lanes closer to becoming reality

Sun, 10/02/2016 - 19:57
Great news, and good to hear about the letter from the Woodbine Heights Association who makes the point that Woodbine is so fast and dangerous now that people avoid it which makes it hard for commercial businesses – making the street more people-friendly with bike lanes will help encourage businesses to come back and thrive […]

CARNAGE: Car strikes 2 bike cops in hit and run

Sun, 10/02/2016 - 13:37
Two Toronto police officers on bicycles were slightly injured on Saturday night when they were struck by a vehicle in a hit and run. Const. Allyson Douglas-Cook, spokesperson for the Toronto police, said the officers stopped the vehicle, a silver-coloured Honda Pilot SUV, on Baldwin Street near Spadina Avenue at about 8:30 p.m. When the […]

NEWS: Cyclist in 60s found dead next to bike in Etobicoke

Sat, 10/01/2016 - 12:47
A man believed to be in his 60s was found next to his bike without vital signs in Etobicoke early Saturday said police. He was discovered just after 3:48 a.m. Saturday when police received a call about a person who appeared to be unconscious. Police said the cyclist was found on Evans Ave. near Sam […]

NEWS: Driver who ran red light and killed cyclist sentenced to 2 years in jail

Wed, 09/28/2016 - 14:33
Adrian Dudzicki, 23, was cycling to squash practice on the morning he was killed by a driver who recklessly sped through a red light at an intersection in North York. The now 23-year-old driver, Aleksey Aleksev, was sentenced Wednesday to a jail term of two years less a day, three years of probation and a […]

NEWS: End of the road for bike licensing idea

Tue, 09/27/2016 - 20:06
Good job by the Public Works Committee in realizing (except for one member) what an idiotic and unfeasible this idea was… A controversial proposal to have cyclists obtain a city-issued licence for their bicycles was shot down at city hall Tuesday. Councilor Mary-Margaret McMahon (Ward 32, Beaches-East York) called the idea “preposterous” and introduced a motion […]

CARNAGE: More than 1,000 cyclists and pedestrians hit on Toronto streets since June 1

Fri, 09/23/2016 - 13:48
10 people get hit by a car in Toronto EVERY DAY.  If these were shootings, the whole city would freak out constantly.   The local media freaked out when 33 shootings happened in the summer of 2005, dubbing it “The Summer of the Gun”… but 1000 people getting hit by cars means nothing. Why aren’t […]

BIKE IT! Get ready for loads of Toronto subway closures this fall

Thu, 09/22/2016 - 15:18
Fact: biking in the autumn is amazing. Not too hot, not too cold.  You never get stuck in traffic, you never get crammed onto shuttle buses (and pay for the privilege of being smushed up next to some creepy guy), never get short-turned…. Subway closures this fall: SEPTEMBER   Line 1 Yonge-University: Bloor-Yonge to Osgoode […]

NEWS: Mini-sized bike lanes now on O’Connor Bridge

Thu, 09/22/2016 - 00:28
  They’re not bike lanes at all… but carves out a bit of space to allow cyclists to feel a little safer over the only connection between the two halves of East York. The City of Toronto has now installed mini-sized bicycle lanes along the edge of both sides of the four-lane road on the O’Connor Drive […]

NEWS: City rebuilding Bathurst and Adelaide with bikes in mind

Thu, 09/22/2016 - 00:11
The intersection of Bathurst and Adelaide is getting a makeover, and its new look should appeal to cyclists. As many as 3,500 cyclists pedal the Adelaide cycle tracks every day. The volume of bike traffic is causing crowding problems at Bathurst, where Adelaide jogs north if you’re heading east. According to a city report, eastbound […]

FACEPALM: City hall committee to talk about licensing bikes … again

Tue, 09/20/2016 - 20:09
You know, for a councillor who is “fiscally conservative” and is all concerned about saving tax dollars, Stephen Holiday sure is irresponsible with city staff resources and time: Toronto has looked at the possibilities for bicycle licensing 3 times in the last 30 years, and has a comprehensive section about it (and why it won’t work) on […]

INFRASTRUCTURE: Bayview bike lane will be huge improvement to street

Tue, 09/20/2016 - 13:05
If you’ve driven along Bayview Avenue south of Pottery Rd. over the last few weeks, you’ll have noticed that the street boasts a smooth new surface and is marked by a sea of orange pylons. Both are in preparation for one of the most most significant but least talked about infrastructure improvements in Toronto this […]

NEWS: Unofficial count shows bike lanes on Bloor are boosting ridership

Thu, 09/15/2016 - 00:14
A preliminary tally of cyclists along Bloor Street suggests the road’s new bike lanes are boosting ridership, but the city says it’s too early to call the pilot project a success. Prior to the lanes’ installation, the city counted 3,571 daily riders along Bloor. But on Monday, cycling advocacy group Bells on Bloor says they […]

OH YEAH! More bike lanes could be coming to North York

Wed, 09/14/2016 - 12:03
Great things are happening in north Toronto! If Coun. Maria Augimeri had her ways, there would be bike lanes on every street in North York. “It’s about time. This is the 21st century. We should get moving by bikes,” said the Ward 9 councillor. She has a trio of proposals in pipeline towards that goal, […]

NEWS: Protected bike lanes could be coming to Yonge in North York

Sat, 09/03/2016 - 12:08
It’s happening again and again in Toronto – residents are asking for safe cycling and walking infrastructure all over the city (even the old suburbs) with less emphasis on car-centric planning. The new study Reimagining Yonge Street, led by the City of Toronto, is looking to bring a pedestrian- and bike-friendly vision to the booming […]

NEWS: Video captures brutal dooring of cyclist riding in Adelaide bike lane

Fri, 09/02/2016 - 08:54
The only cycling stories that make the newspapers are the ones about people getting hurt, which makes biking seem very unsafe… Biking is super safe…. it’s biking with unsafe drivers that isn’t. “There need to be more bike lanes; there need to be more laws in place for the safety of cyclists … and enforcing […]

NEWS: Bike Share Toronto offers huge discounts to Presto users!

Thu, 09/01/2016 - 23:39
Bike Share Toronto is offering Presto card owners a hefty discount on new memberships in a bid to boost subscriptions and strengthen the link between public transit and cycle share use. Under the terms of the deal, which Bike Share launched Thursday, transit riders who use a Presto fare card will pay half price if […]

NEWS: Police investigating after taxi runs bike courier off the road

Sun, 08/21/2016 - 19:05
Who’s really surprised at this?  Cab drivers are horrible drivers, and don’t give a crap about the safety of other people on the road.  They only care about more fares.  Having said this, some bike couriers bike dangerously, caring about deliveries too… but a car should be operated much more safely than a bike… Police […]