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Happy Friday! Time for the Weekly News Wrap-Up.

Here's all the bike-related news going on in Toronto over the past week.
  • Cyclist who lost Leg in apparent Road Rage incident speaks out
    For those of you following the tragic events of November 14th, when it seems a road rage incident turned nasty and resulted in the amputation of a cyclists' leg, news stories today are reporting things from the cyclists' perspective, which is understandably hazy and sad. Photograph from the Toronto Star…
  • Taxi Driver Denied Bail after Cyclist loses Leg
    Breaking news about the taxi/cyclist collision that cost the cyclist his leg: A taxi driver charged in connection with a hit and run involving a cyclist in downtown Toronto, has been denied bail. Sultan Ahmed, of Maple, Ont., faces six charges, including aggravated assault and assault with a weapon, after…

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Globe & Mail: Cab driver denied bail after alleged hit-and-run

Bail was denied yesterday for a Maple, Ont., taxi driver facing multiple charges in an alleged hit-and-run in downtown Toronto 11 days ago that cost a cyclist a portion of his right leg, amputated above the knee. Chris Kasztelewicz, 36, has had a series of major operations since being crushed against a hydro pole by a taxi allegedly driven by Sultan Ahmed.

CityNews: One Killed, Another Injured In Separate Incidents On Toronto Streets

A second crash left a cyclist in hospital with head injuries and a broken leg. He was riding his bike at Albion and Kipling when he was hit by a car around 7:50pm. While the 32-year-old's injuries are serious, the good news is that they don't appear to be life threatening.

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Ana this is great one !!!

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CBC: Taxi driver accused in cyclist's injury denied bail

A taxi driver charged in connection with a hit and run involving a cyclist in downtown Toronto, has been denied bail. Sultan Ahmed, of Maple, Ont., faces six charges, including aggravated assault and assault with a weapon, after an incident on Nov. 14, in which cyclist Chris Kasztelewicz was badly injured.

National Post: Miller defends $40M facelift

The winning design to update the 43-year-old Nathan Phillips Square -- selected last year by a panel including several architects, writer Michael Ondaatje and former mayor David Crombie -- seeks to add some greenery while remaining true to the concrete vision of city hall architect Viljo Revell. The plan, from Toronto's Plant Architect Inc. and Shore Tilbe Irwin, includes a new permanent stage, eateries, information kiosks, bike rental stations and fountains.

Sun: Cyclists love bike hike

The city's capital budget debated yesterday by Mayor David Miller's powerful executive committee calls for almost $70 million to be spent to complete the project over the next four years. "It definitely makes sense to me," U of T student Mack Polak said. "I've noticed (bike) traffic has really picked up, especially over the summer, and I think people are going to continue it over the winter."

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Breaking news about the taxi/cyclist collision that cost the cyclist his leg:

A taxi driver charged in connection with a hit and run involving a cyclist in downtown Toronto, has been denied bail.

Sultan Ahmed, of Maple, Ont., faces six charges, including aggravated assault and assault with a weapon, after an incident on Nov. 14, in which cyclist Chris Kasztelewicz was badly injured.

Police say there was an altercation near the intersection of Dovercourt Road and Argyle Street which ended with Kasztelewicz, 36, being crushed against a hydro pole by a taxi.

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CityNews: New Look Square, Bike Paths And Union Station: City Hall Exec Cttee. Passes Multi-Million Dollar Capital Budget

City Hall's Executive Committee pushed through a new capital budget Tuesday, though all it really took was a gentle shove. A $40 million facelift for Nathan Phillips Square was one of the highlights of the new breakdown, though the $1.6 billion plan still needs a green light from council as a whole. Additional projects include $70 million for bike lanes and several improvements at Union Station.

CTV: Committee urged to scrap expensive city projects

The city's executive committee will pour over Toronto's $1.6 billion capital budget tomorrow but councillors are urging their peers to be cautious about spending money on projects that are not essential to operations. Among some of the projects on council's wish list include a $40-million renovation of Nathan Phillips Square and a $70-million plan to build new bike paths around the city. There are also plans to help finance a massive renovation of Union Station.

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Where is the common sense in this?

Where is the common sense in this?Q. Was it a hit & run?A. Most likely it was!Q. An attempted robbery?A. So do robbers ride around on bicycles just to prey on cab drivers? Also, if I was being...

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There is a lot of posting here on BikingToronto. Here's a weekly digest of everything posted last week, arranged by day. Check out the Daily Digest Category to see more of these posts.


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BlogTO: Cyclocross 2008 in Riverdale Park Photos

The 2008 Ontario Cyclocross Championship race went down yesterday in Toronto's Riverdale Park. Coffee, beer, plenty of mud, polka music, and some spectacular wipeouts kept both spectators and participants in the thick of the action. blogTO reader Frank Lemire was there to catch all the fun and excitement in both still photos and video.

Globe: Cyclist's freedom lost with limb

Wrapped in a white sheet, with a brown beard that hasn't been trimmed for days, Chris Kasztelewicz looks a bit like Jesus. And to many cyclists, the comparison is not inappropriate - Mr. Kasztelewicz has emerged as a symbol of two-wheeled suffering, run down by a taxi and maimed for life in a bizarre road-rage incident that has gripped the cycling community. Mr. Kasztelewicz's right leg is gone, and his body is covered with scrapes and bruises. He has spent the past nine days in the critical care ward of St. Michael's Hospital in downtown Toronto, drifting in and out of consciousness and undergoing a series of major surgeries that have saved his life - but not his right knee and lower leg.

Globe: Cab driver faces criminal charges

The violent incident took place shortly after 2 a.m. on Nov. 14 at the corner of Dovercourt Road and Argyle Street. Residents heard a high-decibel argument between two men, then the sound of a loud impact. A cyclist was found on the sidewalk in a massive of pool of blood, with one of his legs virtually severed. Next to him was a bicycle, once worth an estimated $5,000, now shattered.

Star: Injured cyclist focuses on survival

Kasztelewicz remembers being sprawled out in the middle of the road screaming. The cab was gone. He elevated his thigh and tightly squeezed the area above his knee. The rest of the leg was gone. He could see it lying about six metres away.

Star: Design flaw delays city's new bike racks

Even though the city's website touts a goal of installing 3,000 of the post-and-ring units this year, only 200 have been added on sidewalks and boulevards. "We've only installed a few where the situation was desperate," said David Tomlinson, assistant planner with pedestrian and safety infrastructure.

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I know The cyclist for over 14 years he worked for me in the past I know chris (kszysztof kasztelkewich) 100% Robbery!!!?? You must be kidding!!?? the justice system in are countryis pothetic!!!...

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For those of you following the tragic events of November 14th, when it seems a road rage incident turned nasty and resulted in the amputation of a cyclists' leg, news stories today are reporting things from the cyclists' perspective, which is understandably hazy and sad.


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"Kasztelewicz remembers being sprawled out in the middle of the road screaming. The cab was gone. He elevated his thigh and tightly squeezed the area above his knee. The rest of the leg was gone. He could see it lying about six metres away.

"There was fountains of blood. I still had my knee, but everything else was gone," he said. "I just screamed `Help me. Somebody get out of your house. Please help me! Please help me!'" From there, Kasztelewicz remembers waking up in a hospital bed. He had been taken to St. Michael's Hospital with life-threatening injuries."

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CBC: Cabbie charged with assaulting cyclist who had leg amputated

Posted: 21 Nov 2008 12:44 PM CST

A taxi driver is facing a number of charges, including aggravated assault, in connection with an incident in which a cyclist was badly injured. The 36-year-old cyclist, who has not been named, was crushed between the taxicab and a hydro pole. His injuries were so severe that he had to have a leg amputated.

National Post: Cabbie charged in bizarre Dovercourt altercation with cyclist

Posted: 21 Nov 2008 12:43 PM CST

The alleged driver of the taxi involved in a bizarre Dovercourt Street altercation that cost a cyclist a leg has been charged with criminal negligence, police said this morning. Sultan Ahmed, a 38-year-old Beck driver, faces a total of six charges in the Nov. 14 incident, near the Argyle Lofts and the popular Luna Cafe.

Torontoist: What to Do With Igor's Loot?

Posted: 21 Nov 2008 07:51 AM CST

Alleged sleazeball Igor Kenk's long-awaited bike theft bust by Toronto police in July captured the attention of media locally and beyond. With legal proceedings underway, a recorded 573 cyclists were reunited with their beloved bikes at public viewings over the summer. But according to police spokesperson Constable Wendy Drummond, 2,292 of the 2,865 seized bikes remain unclaimed and currently sit in an undisclosed location collecting dust.

CTV: Should bike lanes be ploughed?

Posted: 21 Nov 2008 07:50 AM CST

I don't see why they shouldn't be plowed. Nobody said that bike lanes would take priority for side streets. I do think, however, that they should increase the effort put into clearing side streets -- as a pedestrian and cyclist living downtown, I'm constantly frustrated by the amount of snow that accumulates on our streets and is seemingly never cleared.

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Happy Monday!

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I'm sad to say it. I haven't cycled for 3 weeks no...

I'm sad to say it. I haven't cycled for 3 weeks now, maybe more. I have been spooked out of it.

It all started when I was going along keeping pace with traffic and having a pedestrian decide to J-walk without looking resulted in me going flying and rolling under a parked SUV

And then incidents like this.... on top of all the others

In addition to the fact that winter always has me a bit on edge because of the unpredictability of ice.

If I do get back out on the bike I think I will wear a helmet.

But at the moment, I have lost most of my drive to bike. I'm too scared to. I biked enough that I started being able to consistently ride quite fast, and that means more danger. However, when I get on the road I can't help riding fast, keeping up with the cars seems to make it safer until an incident occurs, then it is worse.

I got into biking when I was down on myself and having hard times and frankly didn't care much if I was ran over by a truck. But now, my spirits are high. Unfortunately my increased will to live is keeping me off my bike....

I was so into biking I even worked at a bike store over the summer, and now this...

This sucks...

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Happy Friday! Time for the Weekly News Wrap-Up.

Here's all the bike-related news going on in Toronto over the past week.

  • Cabbie Charged in Taxi/Bike Collision that cost Cyclist his leg
    The Toronto Police Service have just released news that the taxi driver involved in last friday's taxi/bike collision has been charged with 6 offences: Sultan Ahmed, 38, of Maple, has been charged with: 1) Criminal negligence causing bodily harm, 2) Dangerous operation causing bodily harm, 3) Fail to stop at…

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The Toronto Police Service have just released news that the taxi driver involved in last friday's taxi/bike collision has been charged with 6 offences:

Sultan Ahmed, 38, of Maple, has been charged with:

1) Criminal negligence causing bodily harm,
2) Dangerous operation causing bodily harm,
3) Fail to stop at scene of accident bodily harm,
4) Attempt to obstruct justice,
5) Aggravated assault,
6) Assault with weapon.

He is scheduled to appear in court at Old City Hall, on Friday, November 21, 2008, room 101, at 1 p.m.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-1900, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at www.222tips.com, or text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637).
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Sun: City gives cyclists a hand this winter

Peter Noehammer said he has been told by council to keep some bike lanes and paths clear, but when major snow dumps occur, the city's action plan won't change. "We're not reducing our levels of service for any of the other activities we provide in the wintertime," he said. "Safety, and access, and usability of all the road system is our key driver in the winter." He said bike lanes on major transit corridors will be cleared in the down time, or "the day after the snowfall."

Globe: Cyclist who lost his leg unable to aid police

The past five days have passed in a blur of surgery and anesthesia for a cyclist who lost his leg in a bizarre road-rage incident that is expected to result in criminal charges against a cab driver. The cyclist, who has not been named, has undergone multiple operations since last Friday morning, when he was seemingly rammed by a taxi after a roadside confrontation on a southwest Toronto street. His inability to provide a comprehensive account of the violent incident has, at least so far, been a stumbling block for investigators.

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Here at BikingToronto, we've decided to add a "How To" section to the site.

Lots of sites do this, of course, but we're going to do it a little differently (because we're all a little different, haha). Namely, we're going to let *you* develop the "How To" section.

We're going to do this through the BikingToronto Forum - we've set up a new "How To" section in the forum, and opened the first topic "How to Bike in the Winter" (in honour of yesterday's first snow of the season) for discussion.

Share your tips about biking in the winter. If you have questions about how to do it, you can post your questions in the topic too. It's all about sharing information. When we've got a bunch of information compiled, we'll have a great resource for Toronto cyclists.

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Sun: Court date for Kenk

Igor Kenk, 49, did not appear in an Old City Hall courtroom yesterday but his common-law wife, Jeanie Chung, who is also Kenk's co-accused, showed up. Kenk, who owned a bicycle shop, was arrested in July and slapped with 58 charges. Toronto Police seized almost 3,000 bicycles that were allegedly stolen. Kenk and Chung are to appear in court on Dec. 23.

Globe: City plans to clear snow off major cycling routes

With up to four centimetres of snow expected to hit Toronto tomorrow morning, city officials - mindful of last season's near-record snowfall - were quick to say yesterday that they are ready for winter and are even pledging to keep a pair of key cycling routes clear this year. Councillors on the city's parks committee will discuss a plan today to make special efforts to clear two east-west bike routes into the downtown, one along the "multi-use path" along Lake Shore Boulevard and Queens Quay from the east, and the other on the Queensway and King Street West.

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Torontoist: Lawrence East Bike Lane: Many Lanes Allay My Fears, Improve My Ride

De Baeremaeker first told us about his ambition for a cross-Scarborough bike lane back in September, and we thought, yeah, that'd be a nice long-term goal. But by simply approaching each councillor along the route, he was able to obtain their blessings with only the aforementioned minimal concessions.

Globe: Cyclist rammed by taxi driver loses leg

Posted: 17 Nov 2008 07:52 AM CST

The relationship between Toronto's cyclists and car drivers has always been an uneasy one - and yesterday it took a violent turn when a late-night standoff ended with a taxi ramming a bicycle rider, severing his leg.

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Star: Cyclist slings to life after leg severed

Burrows said the cab driver failed to remain at the scene and could very possibly face charges. The driver could face additional charges if it is determined to be a case of road rage, Burrows said. "In a situation like this, it's hard to know what charges and who will be charged. It's a flip of a coin, because right now the story we have is all over the place," he added. The cyclist was taken to St. Michael's Hospital, where doctors worked to reattach the amputated limb. The surgery was unsuccessful, and the victim remains in critical care in the hospital, said Burrows.

National Post: Cyclist loses leg after bizarre Dovercourt Road incident

Surgeons removed the leg of a Toronto cyclist after it was badly damaged in a bizarre incident outside a trendy Dovercourt Road loft building this morning. ''His leg was amputated,'' said Sgt. Tim Burrows of Toronto police. ''There was significant damage done to that leg.'' The cyclist, a 36-year-old man, was injured in an altercation on the corner of Dovercourt and Argyle Street, near the Argyle Lofts and the popular Luna Cafe, at 2:27 a.m.

CityNews: Police Interviewing Cabbie Following Bizarre Incident West Of Downtown

Was it a hit-and-run? An attempted robbery? Police are still trying to iron out the details of a bizarre incident early Friday morning. A cyclist was taken to hospital after his leg was reportedly severed in a collision with a cab near the intersection of Dovercourt Rd. and Dundas St. It's believed the cab backed into the man, hit a pole, and took off at about 2:30am.

CBC: Cyclist badly injured in taxi collision

Toronto police are trying to figure out how a taxi nearly severed a cyclist's leg early Friday morning. The incident happened at around 2:30 a.m. at the corner of Dovercourt Road and Argyle Street. Witnesses told police they heard shouting, followed by the sound of a crash. Then they saw a Beck's taxi leaving the scene and a cyclist lying at the side of the road in obvious pain. A few hours later, a taxi driver contacted police and said he had been assaulted just before the incident. Officers are questioning the driver, but he's not under arrest.

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Scary stuff from the streets this morning. I'll post more details as I know them. CityNews: Police Interviewing Cabbie Following Bizarre Incident West Of DowntownWas it a hit-and-run? An attempted robbery? Police are still trying to iron out the details of a bizarre incident early Friday morning. A cyclist was…

Here are the headlines from this week:
  • Star: Cyclist slings to life after leg severed

    Burrows said the cab driver failed to remain at the scene and could very possibly face charges. The driver could face additional charges if it is determined to be a case of road rage, Burrows said. “In a situation like this, it’s hard to know what charges and who will be charged. It’s a flip of a coin, because right now the story we have is all over the place,” he added. The cyclist was taken to St. Michael’s Hospital, where doctors worked to reattach the amputated limb. The surgery was unsuccessful, and the victim remains in critical care in the hospital, said Burrows.
  • National Post: Cyclist loses leg after bizarre Dovercourt Road incident

    Surgeons removed the leg of a Toronto cyclist after it was badly damaged in a bizarre incident outside a trendy Dovercourt Road loft building this morning. ‘‘His leg was amputated,’’ said Sgt. Tim Burrows of Toronto police. ‘‘There was significant damage done to that leg.’’ The cyclist, a 36-year-old man, was injured in an altercation on the corner of Dovercourt and Argyle Street, near the Argyle Lofts and the popular Luna Cafe, at 2:27 a.m.
  • CityNews: Police Interviewing Cabbie Following Bizarre Incident West Of Downtown

    Was it a hit-and-run? An attempted robbery? Police are still trying to iron out the details of a bizarre incident early Friday morning. A cyclist was taken to hospital after his leg was reportedly severed in a collision with a cab near the intersection of Dovercourt Rd. and Dundas St. It's believed the cab backed into the man, hit a pole, and took off at about 2:30am.
  • CBC: Cyclist badly injured in taxi collision

    Toronto police are trying to figure out how a taxi nearly severed a cyclist's leg early Friday morning. The incident happened at around 2:30 a.m. at the corner of Dovercourt Road and Argyle Street. Witnesses told police they heard shouting, followed by the sound of a crash. Then they saw a Beck's taxi leaving the scene and a cyclist lying at the side of the road in obvious pain. A few hours later, a taxi driver contacted police and said he had been assaulted just before the incident. Officers are questioning the driver, but he's not under arrest.
  • Star: City launches clean commute plan

    The TTC might be the better way, but then again so could a bike, a brisk walk or a lift from a neighbour. That will be the message of the Toronto area's newest "Smart Commute" association, designed to coax city commuters out of their cars by enlisting the support of employers and property managers.
  • Newswire: SIU Appeals for Witnesses to Collision between Police Vehicle and Cyclist in Mississauga

    The Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is appealing for witnesses to a collision between a Peel Regional Police cruiser and a cyclist. The collision occurred on Friday November 7, 2008 at approximately 12:50 p.m. on Brandon Gate Drive just east of Goreway Drive in the Malton area of Mississauga. The officer driving a marked cruiser was attempting to stop a 24-year-old man on a bicycle for investigation when the collision occurred. The man was treated in hospital for a broken knee.

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Scary stuff from the streets this morning. I'll post more details as I know them.

CityNews: Police Interviewing Cabbie Following Bizarre Incident West Of Downtown

Was it a hit-and-run? An attempted robbery? Police are still trying to iron out the details of a bizarre incident early Friday morning. A cyclist was taken to hospital after his leg was reportedly severed in a collision with a cab near the intersection of Dovercourt Rd. and Dundas St. It's believed the cab backed into the man, hit a pole, and took off at about 2:30am.

CBC: Cyclist badly injured in taxi collision

Toronto police are trying to figure out how a taxi nearly severed a cyclist's leg early Friday morning. The incident happened at around 2:30 a.m. at the corner of Dovercourt Road and Argyle Street. Witnesses told police they heard shouting, followed by the sound of a crash. Then they saw a Beck's taxi leaving the scene and a cyclist lying at the side of the road in obvious pain. A few hours later, a taxi driver contacted police and said he had been assaulted just before the incident.




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Star: City launches clean commute plan

The TTC might be the better way, but then again so could a bike, a brisk walk or a lift from a neighbour. That will be the message of the Toronto area's newest "Smart Commute" association, designed to coax city commuters out of their cars by enlisting the support of employers and property managers.

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Richard Florida on Bicycling and Cities
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Newswire: SIU Appeals for Witnesses to Collision between Police Vehicle and Cyclist in Mississauga

The Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is appealing for witnesses to a collision between a Peel Regional Police cruiser and a cyclist. The collision occurred on Friday November 7, 2008 at approximately 12:50 p.m. on Brandon Gate Drive just east of Goreway Drive in the Malton area of Mississauga. The officer driving a marked cruiser was attempting to stop a 24-year-old man on a bicycle for investigation when the collision occurred. The man was treated in hospital for a broken knee.

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Weekly Site Digest: Categories
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Nurse Hits and Treats Cyclist on Monday
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Union Station Revitalization Open House
TCAT News: 2008 Capital Budget Submission
Cycling Events This Week
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Happy Monday!

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Photo of the Day: Bicycles with Wagons
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Weekly News Wrap-Up
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Bikes And Helmets PST-Free As Of December 1st
Spacing: How Long Do You Plan To Ride Your Bike?
Toronto Public Health: Cutting car emissions saves lives
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2007
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Happy Friday! Time for the Weekly News Wrap-Up.

Here are the headlines from this week:

  • CBC: Activists want bikes distributed, but thousands remain court property

    Community groups in Toronto are eagerly anticipating getting their hands on 2,700 seized bicycles, but they may have a long wait. The bikes were taken by police when they arrested Igor Kenk in July. Kenk was charged with bike theft, possession of stolen property and drug charges following a series of raids on properties he controlled in Toronto.
  • Spacing: Bike Share Programs: community or commercial?

    As Toronto contemplates introducing a large-scale bike-sharing program, a key decision it will have to make is whether the municipality (or a related organization or non-profit) should run the program and have it largely self-funded, or whether to outsource the management and funding of the program to a private firm — which would undoubtedly be an outdoor advertising agency.
  • Globe: Power to the pedal in city bike-lane showdown

    The fight over bike lanes that turned a sleepy stretch of Annette Street in Toronto's west end into a symbolic battle for cycling activists - and the people who loathe them - is finally over. Pedal power won.


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CBC: Activists want bikes distributed, but thousands remain court property

Community groups in Toronto are eagerly anticipating getting their hands on 2,700 seized bicycles, but they may have a long wait. The bikes were taken by police when they arrested Igor Kenk in July. Kenk was charged with bike theft, possession of stolen property and drug charges following a series of raids on properties he controlled in Toronto.

Spacing: Bike Share Programs: community or commercial?

As Toronto contemplates introducing a large-scale bike-sharing program, a key decision it will have to make is whether the municipality (or a related organization or non-profit) should run the program and have it largely self-funded, or whether to outsource the management and funding of the program to a private firm — which would undoubtedly be an outdoor advertising agency.

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Globe: Power to the pedal in city bike-lane showdown

The fight over bike lanes that turned a sleepy stretch of Annette Street in Toronto's west end into a symbolic battle for cycling activists - and the people who loathe them - is finally over. Pedal power won.

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Happy Monday!

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Photo of the Day: Car Free Line-UpPhoto of the Day: Old City HallPhoto of the Day: Happy Hallowe'en!Photo of the Day: Martin-Goodman Trail IIPhoto of the Day: Martin-Goodman Trail

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Globe: Toronto proposals put transit ahead of repair backlog

For the first time, the capital budget sets aside money to complete the city's bike plan by 2012, with construction of 410 kilometres of bike lanes, 122 kilometres of shared lanes and 83 kilometres of off-road paths over the next five years.

Torontoist: Cyclists Now Getting Doored for .7 Fewer Kilometers

City Council finally voted on the vexed question of Annette Street cycling infrastructure, and after a fairly easy-going discussion approved full bike lanes in a 20-11 vote. Councillor Saundercook's bid to delay implementation of the bike lanes in favour of the lower-impact (and less safe) sharrows for two years failed. Councillor Heaps, chair of the Cycling Committee, introduced the motion which restored city staffers' original recommendation for full bike lanes, and was strongly supported by Councillors Perks and Giambrone. The 209 citizens who wrote in to council, every single one of them in favour of bike lanes rather than sharrows, and the cycling advocates that have tirelessly made their case to the community, deserve equal billing for bringing this one home.

Spacing: City budget moves on TTC, roads and cycling

While the biggest dollar figures were reserved for TTC and roads, bike lanes play a prominent role in the $1.6 billion spending plan. Mayor David Miller, budget chief Shelley Carroll and city manager Joe Pennachetti all highlighted the investment of $70.3 million to be spent installing bike lanes between 2009 and 2012. Starting with $8 million in 2009, Miller said that with those funds and the streamlined approvals process, the bike plan will be completed by 2012. The outcome of the Annette bike lane debate at today's meeting of City Council should be an indicator of whether the City will be able to spend the entire cycling budget.

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2007
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