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Westward Ho! What’s next for the Bloor bike lanes

Cycle Toronto has published a more extensive summary of last week’s meeting on the westward extension of the Bloor bike lane. Action item: They have updated their pledge on the Bloor bike lane specifically to call for a westward extension … Continue reading

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Westward Ho! Bloor bike lane extension meeting

(cross posted from Dandyhorse Magazine) Tonight was Westward Ho!, a community meeting organized for the Bloordale neighbourhood to educate people about the issues surrounding a possible westward extension of the Bloor bike lane as far as High Park. It was organized … Continue reading

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Bloor bike lane extension meeting

(graphic by Peter) Mark your calendars for this coming Tuesday evening for a public meeting about the timeline for a westward extension of the Bloor Bike Lanes at Bloor Collegiate Institute. The speakers include: Albert Koehl (Bells on Bloor) – … Continue reading

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The Great Bike Lane Turtle Derby

There were some strange goings on near Bloor and Dufferin this morning. Video linked below: Is Toronto City Hall too slow in putting bike lanes on Bloor, Danforth, and Yonge? Our turtles tell the story in today’s race with the … Continue reading

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Nearly one million cyclists a year on the Bloor bike lanes

Our friends at CycleTO recently posted an analysis of city data on the number of cyclists that use the Bloor bike lanes, and came up with the fact that almost one million cyclists use them a year. This makes them one … Continue reading

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two articles on the Dandyhorse blog

Dandyhorse published two recent articles on the bike plan. In the first, Robert Zaichkowski and Albert Koehl talk about how real progress on building new bicycle infrastructure is falling far behind the official bike plan. In the second, Tammy Thorne … Continue reading

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Making Bloor safe for cyclists is not as easy as you might think

  An article by Albert has just been posted in Dandyhorse Magazine about the long history of fighting for bike lanes on Bloor. (Note that the photo above was taken this past summer during the group commute, the one day … Continue reading

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The small step that paved the way for Toronto’s waterfront trail

An article in the Globe and Mail about Winona Gallop, a cycling activist who started with getting the bike path along the Beach waterfront done, and then worked to extend it. The last broken link in the Waterfront Trail, at … Continue reading

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Bloor bike lanes: one year anniversary

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What bells work in the rain?

As we head into a rainy fall, one discussion that came up recently on the BOB list was the question of bike bells not working very well in the rain. I recently bought a Crane Suzu bell, which was reported … Continue reading

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