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Albert takes us all to dinner

Last night, Albert invited all of the people who has worked with either Take the Tooker or Bells on Bloor to dinner at a restaurant (Real Thai) that was, of course, on the Bloor bike lane. He thanked us all … Continue reading

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Albert’s letter to the Toronto Star

Bloor bike lanes just a start Albert’s letter to the Toronto Star, in response to the following article: Despite Bloor bike lanes, Toronto lags on cycling infrastructure, critics say (Nov 12) Cycling finally getting recognized as legitimate transportation: The Fixer … Continue reading

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Bloor bike lanes approved by City Council

Yesterday was a good day for bicycle advocacy in Toronto.  City council voted 36-6 in favour of the staff recommendation that the Bloor bike lanes become permanent. The blow by blow of the meeting (at least the afternoon portion) is … Continue reading

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A magical new supply of parking spots (along Bloor)

A commentary by Albert Koehl on local merchants’ concern about the loss of parking spaces to the Bloor bike lane. and remember that City Council will vote on making the Bloor bike lane pilot permanent at next week’s meeting (Nov … Continue reading

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The awkward opposition to the Bloor bike lanes

An article by Albert Koehl about the opposition to the Bloor bike lanes, organized by Annex Business Bike Alliance (ABBA). The leader is Barry Alper, co-owner of Fresh on Bloor (rightmost person in the photo below) This group wants to be … Continue reading

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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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