Tag Archives: cycling

Dear Toronto City Council: Support Bixi

Rather than extending or guaranteeing more loans that will make Bixi less viable, Toronto should invest in the valuable public service by purchasing it outright. The purchase of Bixi’s outstanding debt would be no more than a footnote in the city’s budget.

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Let’s jump into the helmet debate, shall we?

Nothing seems to inspire more heated debate among cycling advocates and enthusiasts than helmets. Whether they should be worn by law, by suggestion or at all is a hot discussion topic these days. Everyone has an opinion. This week the …

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What’s in a name?

Last month, members of the Toronto Cyclists Union received an email from the organization’s Board of Directors, introducing the new name they had chosen for the organization. At the upcoming Annual General Meeting, members will vote on accepting the Board’s …

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To remember a fallen cyclist

I didn’t know Jenna Morrison. I’ve never biked past the corner where she was killed, and save for Google Maps, I would have never known where Sterling was. But something about her tragic, needless, entirely preventable death strikes a chord …

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The problem with cycling enforcement “blitzes”

If you’re going to bother enforcing any of the laws, enforce all of the laws. And don’t stand in the bike lanes.

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Going the wrong way on bike lanes

While all of us recognize that there are some cyclists who refuse to play by the rules, talking about how to punish them is the wrong place to start, and taking away options for safe riding is certainly not going to help either.

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London, Ontario’s Master Plan – A cycling plan Toronto should steal

London’s Bicycle Master Plan features a commuter bicycle network and a recreational bicycle network, recognizing the different needs of different cyclists, and promoting cycling as an option for commuters, and a way to reduce vehicle congestion, promote active healthy living, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

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How to ride a bike on Queen Street

Cycling on the streets of Toronto is fun, convenient, enjoyable and relatively safe, but it’s also a serious responsibility. You are traffic and you could be hurt or hurt someone else if you don’t take it seriously. Biking on Queen Street can be a challenge, but once you do it a few times you’ll see just how easy it is.

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Joe Pantalone on cycling

Would I vote Pantalone based on people believing that he’ll probably do something positive for cycling in Toronto, even though he hasn’t made clear exactly what that is? Of course not. Even Rob Ford has directly addressed cycling infrastructure – he hates bicycles, but at least he’s said it.

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Another one bites the dust

Whether or not you would change your vote at this point in the campaign, Syed’s Vision 2020 is a crucial read for all progressive voters. We’re going to have to put our city back together after four years of Ford or Smitherman, and Himy Syed and his vision aren’t going away.

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