Category Archives: Advocacy

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A Short History of a Long Struggle – Bike lanes on Bloor

by Albert Koehl The fight for bike lanes on Bloor has been the longest and most important cycling advocacy battle in the city’s history. Bloor is a direct, flat, useful east-west transportation route that ties various parts of the city together, especially … Continue reading

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we ask that the Bloor bike lanes be extended to Six Points

It has been wonderful that the Bloor bike lanes were extended west as far as Runnymede. However, just past that intersection, cyclists are often confronted by a sight like this. From that point in Bloor West Village and points further … Continue reading

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Danforth Avenue Complete Street and Planning Study

Tonight was the first of six public meetings on a major study of the Danforth launched by the city. It was also promoted by Cycle Toronto as an opportunity to get cyclists’ voices heard to push for bike lanes on … 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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Bike Lanes on Bloor

As it gets warmer, and the road crews working on bicycle infrastructure come out of hibernation, here is a timely editorial by Albert Koehl, published in Dandyhorse Magazine. Word is of yet another feasibility study for bike lanes on Bloor. … Continue reading

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Guest Editorial from Hamish Wilson

As we finally turn the page on the Ford administration and look forward to working with a new mayor and a city council that is mostly the same (although a bare majority of councillors support a minimum grid of bike … Continue reading

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Bells on Bloor 2014 leads to Bikestock

This year, our ride will start at High Park on Sunday September 14. Gather at 12:30, ride at 1 pm to City Hall. We will meet riders from Bells on Danforth, Bells on Yonge, and other parts of the city … Continue reading

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Bikestock

The Bikestock website is now live at bikestock.ca Remember: the big party is Sunday September 14, 2014!

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