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One step closer

Yesterday PWIC voted 4-2 to keep the Bloor bike lane pilot.  Holiday and Mammolitti opposed. Toronto Star: Bloor bike lanes one step closer to becoming permanent The blow by blow account of the six hour meeting is here Thanks to … Continue reading

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The countdown to PWIC

As we count down the days to the vote at PWIC on Wednesday October 18, the big news this past week as been the release of the long awaited study of the Bloor bike lane pilot commissioned by the city. … Continue reading

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Interview on Metro Morning

An interview on Metro Morning, featuring Albert Koehl and Barry Alper, owner of Fresh restaurants, who was quoted in the Sun as being against the Bloor bike lanes, but is now saying that he supports them but not in their … Continue reading

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ibikeTO post on the recent Annex Merchants survey

A group called the “Annex Business Bike Alliance” (ABBA) recently released a survey of merchants that they conducted. While their statements are not as negative about the bike lane pilot as a recent story in the Toronto Sun, they still effectively … Continue reading

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How many cyclists are using the Bloor bike lanes?

Bells on Bloor volunteers were busy last week analyzing a video record of traffic on Bloor near Brunswick, and for the first time, have provided the city with a 24 hour count over five consecutive weekdays. The results are in, … Continue reading

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Happy Anniversary, Bells on Bloor

Watch this site for more updates on the Bloor bike lane pilot as we lead up to the crucial Oct 18 PWIC meeting and beyond. Albert has written an article for Dandyhorse Magazine on the glacial progress of the City’s … Continue reading

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Tour de Bloor deadline extended to October 13, 2017

Tour de Bloor – Final and interim PRIZE schedule How to enter: Email a photo of your passport (with requisite number of stamps) to bellsonbloor@gmail.com Tweet or msg us on twitter: @bellsonbloor Friday, September 22, 2017 (5pm draw) Enter draw with … Continue reading

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Bloor bike lane also heavily used on the weekend

by Albert Koehl Is the pilot bike lane on Bloor St. popular only on weekdays for commuters, or is it similarly popular on weekends for people on their way to shop, for recreation, or to reach other destinations? This is … Continue reading

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Toronto’s lonely Steeles Avenue East bike lane is a telling piece of cycling history

article by Albert Koehl in the Globe and Mail about a bike lane segment stuck out in the northeast corner of the city. Here is a picture of it from the 2016 City of Toronto Cycling Map.

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Bike lane planning in Mississauga

There is some commentary about the Bloor bike lane in this article in NOW magazine that compares the push for bike lanes in Mississauga vs Toronto.  

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