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OH YEAH: Rolling Youth into Toronto’s Bicycle Renaissance

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 21:38

With countless community events being hosted from May 25th to June 25th, the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area is anticipating Bike Month 2015. Municipalities and community groups alike are hosting the A to Z in bike events, from food incentivized group rides to bike repair crash courses. Although cycling mode shares are still relatively low […]
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OH YEAH: Rolling Youth into Toronto’s Bicycle Renaissance

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 21:38

With countless community events being hosted from May 25th to June 25th, the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area is anticipating Bike Month 2015. Municipalities and community groups alike are hosting the A to Z in bike events, from food incentivized group rides to bike repair crash courses. Although cycling mode shares are still relatively low […]
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OH YEAH! Steamwhistle expands its network of bike repair stations

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 16:40

Oh yeah!  BlogTO has picked up the BikingToronto post last week about this.  Steamwhistle deserves lots of toasts. As Biking Toronto reports, over the last year or so the beer company has installed similar stations at the Brick Works, the Duke of York pub, and most recently in front of Bike Sauce. They’ve also been […]
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NEWS: Why not make biking on sidewalks legal in the suburbs?

Wed, 05/20/2015 - 20:57

I tend to agree with the main concept here… that suburban arterials need bike infrastructure badly… but cars go SO fast on those roads, it’s impossible to feel safe even in a bikelane that is just paint. A physical barrier (curb, bollards, etc) is needed, or an cycling addition on the side of sidewalks.  Many […]
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EVENT – Fri, June 19: Welcome Back Queens Quay! Let’s Ride the Waterfront

Wed, 05/20/2015 - 09:53

After years of construction, Queens Quay is ready for the spotlight, with a new refurbished multi-use trail and lots more public space. Come celebrate the opening with a group bike ride down this new section of the Martin-Goodman Trail! More details about the opening on the Waterfront Toronto blog: http://blog.waterfrontoronto.ca/nbe/portal/wt/home/blog-home/posts/queens-quay-opening-volunteer Facebook Event: Welcome Back Queens […]
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NEWS: Cyclist suffers serious injuries after being struck by vehicle in Rosedale

Tue, 05/19/2015 - 14:41

A male cyclist was rushed to hospital via emergency run after he was struck by a vehicle in Rosedale during the morning rush hour Tuesday.It happened at the intersection of Roxborough Street and Wrentham Place in the vicinity of Mount Pleasant Road at around 8:30 a.m.According to police, a doctor was passing by at the […]
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NEWS: Bikes and cars: Where are cyclists allowed to ride?

Fri, 05/15/2015 - 12:47

“Anybody who rides on a regular basis in the city knows full well that you’re going to run into grates, you’re going to run into debris. You’ve got gravel, you’ve got the streetcar tracks, you’ve got a lot of construction going on, you’ve got parked cars,” said Patrick Brown, a lawyer and the head of […]
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FACEPALM: TTC cuts bike rack spaces in half on some buses

Thu, 05/14/2015 - 13:56

Apparently bicycles are dangerous on the front of TTC buses now.  Drivers can’t see over two bikes anymore.  Only 1. It probably would have been a good idea to test out “sightlines” years ago BEFORE they installed bike racks on ALL of their buses. But, let’s be honest here.  Bicycles on racks aren’t the safety […]
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NEWS: Toronto councillors pitch idea for cycling detours where bike routes are disrupted

Thu, 05/14/2015 - 10:28

We posted about this the other day, but publicizing it more can’t hurt. The current policy the city follows on road work doesn’t say the city must maintain bike detours and the detours that have been set up haven’t always been a perfect solution – like the bike detour set up around the reconstruction of […]
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EVENT: Sat, May 16 – Free Tune-Ups at Tune Your Ride

Thu, 05/14/2015 - 10:11

Saturday May 16 at 9:00am – 12:00pm The Stop’s Farmers’ Market at Wychwood Barns Wychwood Barns, 601 Christie St., Toronto, Ontario M6G 4C7 Source: Facebook Event
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OH YEAH! Steamwhistle Brewery deploying bike repair stations across city (and the country)

Thu, 05/14/2015 - 08:32

Well, I guess I have another great reason to drink lots of Steamwhistle this summer. :) Last week I noticed a facebook photo of what looked like a Steamwhistle bike repair station in front of the Duke of York pub in Yorkville. You may remember that Steamwhistle installed one of these outside their brewery down […]
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NEWS: Detours urged for cyclists during construction

Wed, 05/13/2015 - 08:57

Big props to Cressy, Layton and McMahon! A trio of Toronto councillors are calling for the city to ensure cyclists are protected when bike lanes are closed for construction. Councillors Joe Cressy, Mike Layton and Mary-Margaret McMahon sent a letter to the public works committee on Tuesday asking for city officials to plot detours for […]
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NEWS: Richmond and Adelaide cycle tracks to get major extension

Mon, 05/11/2015 - 11:27

Well, BlogTO is all about linkbaity headlines today, I guess.  The BlogTO article (linked below) is headlined “Downtown bike lane network to get major upgrade”, which bring up visions of all bikelanes downtown (St. George, Beverley, Gerrard, Shuter, College, etc) being upgraded to proper physically-separate cycle tracks… but no… they are talking about a pilot […]
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NEWS: Majority of Torontonians want more money spent on separated bike lanes

Sat, 05/09/2015 - 09:21

It’s funny that this is showing up a poll done for the Sun, but great news! Almost two-thirds of Toronto residents think the city should invest in bicycle infrastructure downtown, a new poll reveals. The Forum Research poll provided exclusively to the Toronto Sun, found only around one-third of those polled cycle in the city but […]
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NEWS: Majority of Torontonians want more money spent on separated bike lanes

Sat, 05/09/2015 - 09:21

It’s funny that this is showing up a poll done for the Sun, but great news! Almost two-thirds of Toronto residents think the city should invest in bicycle infrastructure downtown, a new poll reveals. The Forum Research poll provided exclusively to the Toronto Sun, found only around one-third of those polled cycle in the city but […]
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INFRASTRUCTURE: Green Line park aims for green light from Toronto

Fri, 05/08/2015 - 13:17

A plan to create a five-kilometre long park running through midtown Toronto is gathering steam. Park People, a local nonprofit group, has launched a campaign to build political momentum and get Torontonians on board with making the Green Line a reality. “We want to show there is a groundswell of support to bring this idea to […]
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FACEPALM: City removes a chunk of the Wellesley Cycle Track because people complained

Thu, 05/07/2015 - 17:33

To be frank, this is ridiculous.  Who believes that a WheelTrans bus can’t park OVER a curb that rises, at most, 4 inches off the ground? So… is this the start of the dismantling of our brand new Cycle Tracks?  Anyone and everyone can just say “Um, I need a WheelTrans bus to park there, […]
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INFRASTRUCTURE: Richmond-Adelaide Cycle Tracks may be extended to Parliament Street

Wed, 05/06/2015 - 08:49

Great news… a proposal to extend the Richmond and Adelaide Cycle Tracks east to Parliament. In 2014, the City installed cycle tracks separated bike lanes on Richmond St., Adelaide St. and Simcoe St. These are a “pilot project” for demonstration, testing and evaluation, before a decision is made on whether they should be made permanent […]
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OH YEAH! GO launches 2015 biketrain service to Niagara

Tue, 05/05/2015 - 14:51

All aboard the BikeTrain! The idea is to make it easy to escape the city or to get downtown to enjoy Toronto’s summer weekend events, including this year’s Pan Am Games. Niagara weekend service will begin its fourth season May 15 to 18, the long weekend, and then Friday, Saturday, Sunday and holidays from July […]
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NEWS: Cycle Toronto answers Star readers’ biking questions

Tue, 05/05/2015 - 12:21

Over the past several years, protected bike lanes have taken off across North America. Between 1874 and 2011, 78 of these facilities were built in America. By 2014, there were 191 protected bike lanes in America. Toronto committed to building a downtown network of protected bike lanes in 2011 and rolled out its first partially […]
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