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Life-saving solutions for Toronto streets already exist – and it’s time to implement them

article in the Globe and Mail by Albert Koehl and Nancy Smith Lea Reaction to the city’s announcement of additional funds made available this week to implement Vision  Zero.   Advertisements

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Bells on Danforth

This past Saturday was the annual Bells on Danforth ride, the sister ride to Bells on Bloor. It was also a day to remind ourselves about the joy of cycling, after a brutal week when four cyclists died in the … Continue reading

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Toronto cycling advocates worry bike-lane progress has stalled on Bloor St.

Story in the Toronto Star. Quote from Albert Koehl: “Koehl said there had been hope the success of the Bloor project would lead to similar projects in other areas, including an extension of the Bloor lane farther east on Danforth … Continue reading

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Toronto is still waiting for its Year of the Bicycle

(photo taken during the May 28 bike to work day group commute; if only Bloor could always be like this) article by Albert Koehl in the Toronto Star. “In the meantime, each new bike lane has been endlessly studied and … Continue reading

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Our One Chance to Fix Yonge Street

article on Torontoist by Albert Koehl Note that City Council will vote on the Reimagining Yonge proposal today and tomorrow. What was proposed by PWIC was a watered down version that maintains six lanes of through traffic between Sheppard and … Continue reading

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Five ways to make our roads safer in 2016

(picture from the 2017 Toronto Ride of Silence) Article in the Toronto Star by Albert Koehl and Michael Black from two years ago just came up on my Facebook feed. “Last year, 64 people died on Toronto roads — the … Continue reading

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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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