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2007
Photo of the Day: Sonic Flyer

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Photo of the Day: Sumo Streetcar

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Photo of the Day: Noir Transit

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Photo of the Day: Daffodils

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2007
Photo of the Day: Honest Ed's

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Photo of the Day: MEC Bikeracks

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posted by Joe on Thursday, December 25, 2008 Share/Save/Bookmark

Merry Christmas! Here's a look back into Christmas Past... just like Ebenezer Scrooge did, but with more world wide web and bikey-ness. And less Victorian-era english.

Christmas 2007

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2007
Photo of the Day: Velotique

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2006 Toronto's Weekly Carnage

2007
Photo of the Day: Queen's Park

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posted by Joe on Sunday, December 21, 2008 Share/Save/Bookmark

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Promotion of Cycling Petition News

2007
10 Reasons Why 2007 Was A Great Year for Biking in Toronto
Weekly News Wrap-Up: Dec. 21
Photo of the Day: Fall Chill
Toronto's Weekly Carnage: Dec. 21

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posted by Joe on Saturday, December 20, 2008 Share/Save/Bookmark

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2007
Toronto Stolen Bike Listings Update: Dec. 20
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posted by Joe on Friday, December 19, 2008 Share/Save/Bookmark

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

Here's all the bike-related news going on in Toronto over the past week. I'll be mostly offline over the holidays for 2 weeks, so this'll be the last Wrap-Up until January. Scroll down to sign up to get it by email when it starts back up again.

  • Cyclists Union Looking for an Executive Director
    Need a job? Love bikes? Do you have what it takes to be an Executive Director of a new organization that aims to be a unified voice for all cyclists in Toronto? If so, you may want to contact the Toronto Cyclists Union. The full job posting is on their…
  • Toronto Bikesharing Report Released
    The Toronto Coalition for Active Transport (TCAT), the Community Bicycle Network (CBN), and the Clean Air Partnership (CAP) have just released a report (PDF) summarizing the findings of the Bikes as a Public Good Forum held in September 2008. Amongst the things discussed were: User Groups & MarketingService AreaTechnology &…
  • Today's Headlines: Bike Theft Suspect in Jail Again
    Globe and Mail: Bike theft suspect back behind bars Posted: 16 Dec 2008 08:11 AM CST It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas in jail for Igor Kenk, accused of being a thief and erstwhile hoarder of thousands of used bicycles who landed back behind bars on the…
  • Master Bike Thief Igor Kenk Charged with Assault
    Yet another wrinkle to the Igor Kenk Saga was added today as the man alleged to have orchestrated the theft of more than 2,500 bikes has been charged with assault with a weapon. Reports are saying that Kenk tried to remove property from someone's home in the Dufferin and…
  • Toronto Cyclist Fights Air Canada on Taking Folding Bikes on Planes
    Folded Strida in a Bag Over at TreeHugger.com, Toronto cyclist Lloyd Alter (himself an architect and prefab housing builder, as well as "green blogger) is having a bit of a dust-up with Air Canada. It seems that although his Strida folding bike compacts into a bag smaller than Air…

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posted by Joe on Friday, December 19, 2008 Share/Save/Bookmark

2007
Cycling News from Around the World: Dec. 19
Photo of the Day: Dutch Bikes in Toronto

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posted by Joe on Thursday, December 18, 2008 Share/Save/Bookmark

Need a job? Love bikes? Do you have what it takes to be an Executive Director of a new organization that aims to be a unified voice for all cyclists in Toronto?

If so, you may want to contact the Toronto Cyclists Union.

The full job posting is on their website, but here are some excerpts for you:

Position Description: The Executive Director, working under the direction of the Board of Directors, is responsible for growing the membership base of the Toronto Cyclists Union. The Executive Director will develop the identity of the organization among members by advancing the mission of the union and ensuring the overall success and operation of its programs.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Developing processes for and managing the day-to-day operations of the organization
  • Developing recruitment strategies for new members and a retention program for existing members
  • Developing advocacy campaigns that raise the profile and advance the mission of the organization
  • Acting as the external spokesperson for the Toronto Cyclists Union
  • Acting as a central point person and resource for each of the volunteer committees in the critical program areas:
    • Advocacy (ward advocacy program, lobbying, campaigns)
    • Membership (recruitment, retention, mailouts, database, benefits)
    • Communications (newsletter, website/facebook content, other informational material, media)
    • Outreach (fundraising and community building events, new Canadians programming)
    • Fundraising (contracts, sponsorships, grants)
    • Information Technology (website, email lists, intranet, social networking)
    • Governance (strategic planning, organizational structure, board development)
    • Finance (developing business plan, overall financial management)
  • Working with government agencies, such as the City of Toronto and Metrolinx to develop improved bicycle policies and facilities
  • Promoting cycling via public information, education, and advocacy
  • Preparing agendas and reports for Board meetings
  • Responding to media queries and developing media releases
  • Administering grants and contracts
  • Hiring and supervising staff when the viability arises

Full job posting on the Toronto Cyclists Union website
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posted by Joe on Thursday, December 18, 2008 Share/Save/Bookmark

The Toronto Coalition for Active Transport (TCAT), the Community Bicycle Network (CBN), and the Clean Air Partnership (CAP) have just released a report (PDF) summarizing the findings of the Bikes as a Public Good Forum held in September 2008.

Amongst the things discussed were:
  • User Groups & Marketing
  • Service Area
  • Technology & Infrastructure
  • Financing
"Discussion was initiated with two short film screenings, Bike Share in Paris by Streetfilms and Tina Hahn’s Tales of a Yellow Bike, and a series of presentations: Herb van den Dool on the Community Bicycle Network’s BikeShare program, Alain Ayotte on Stationnement de Montreal’s new Bixi program, Nate Kvamme on Humana’s Freewheelin programs and David Boyce on Veloway transportation’s approach to bicycle sharing. The audience of approximately eighty people unanimously supported the implementation of a new program.

At the stakeholder roundtable, participants concluded that a new program should allow for flexible access and registration options to accommodate low income roups, expand from the downtown core to the suburbs in a two‐phase implementation process and target a variety of user groups. They suggested that urban professionals, transit users and tourists would be the target market, that bicycle rental hubs should be integrated with existing and planned mobility hubs and transit infrastructure will be paramunt to its’ success."

The full report is available on the TCAT site (PDF).

You can also find the Presentations and the Summary Report of the Forum on the TCAT site as well.

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Inside Toronto: Councillor wishes for bike lanes

De Baeremaeker ticked off his bike lane plan that includes four kilometres along Middlefield Road from Steeles to McCowan; three kilometres on McCowan from Middlefield to Ellesmere; 13 kilometres on Ellesmere from Victoria Park to Kingston Road; 11 kilometres on Markham Road from Steeles to Kingston Road; 16 kilometres on Kingston from Birchmount Road to basically the Rouge River; six kilometres on Progress from Kennedy up to Sheppard; and 14 kilometres along Eglinton from Victoria Park to Kingston Road.

Toronto Star: City eyes rumble strips to protect bicyclists

The city is looking at installing rumble strips – grooves in the pavement – to separate cars from bikes along a major bike route planned for Lawrence Ave. E. Rumble strips have traditionally been used on expressways such as Highway 401, producing a staccato noise that warns drivers they're veering onto the shoulder.

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posted by Joe on Thursday, December 18, 2008 Share/Save/Bookmark

2006
Bike News from Other Cities

2007

Video: Ciclovia in Bogota, Columbia
Weekly Site Category Digest: Dec. 10-16
Weekly Site Digest: Dec. 10-16
New Cycling Trail connects Toronto and Caledon
Bicycle Specialties is closing down
Photo of the Day: Ejection Seat

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posted by Joe on Wednesday, December 17, 2008 Share/Save/Bookmark


Hi everyone, I'm trying out a new commenting system here on the site. It's something known as a "decentralized commenting system", which means that comments are not "chained" to a particular website:
"Disqus, pronounced "discuss", is a service and tool for web comments and discussions. The Disqus comment system can be plugged into any website, blog, or application. Disqus makes commenting easier and more interactive, while connecting websites and commenters across a thriving discussion community. Web comments can be difficult for both websites and their readers. We think Disqus is the solution. Disqus makes it easier for people to comment and track their contributions on a single profile which they can display as a comment blog. After all, there is no difference between a great comment and a great published article."
Try it out by commenting on this post. I'll keep track of things and if people seem to like the new system, we'll keep it. If not, we'll go back to the old system.

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Globe and Mail: Bike theft suspect back behind bars

Posted: 16 Dec 2008 08:11 AM CST

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas in jail for Igor Kenk, accused of being a thief and erstwhile hoarder of thousands of used bicycles who landed back behind bars on the weekend. Mr. Kenk, 50, had been free on bail since he was hit with dozens of theft- and drug-related charges last July. The 58 counts related to the police seizure of more than 2,700 bicycles, a small amount of cocaine and several kilograms of marijuana from Mr. Kenk's used-bike shop, home and 10 back-alley garages that he had rented around the city's west end.

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posted by Joe on Wednesday, December 17, 2008 Share/Save/Bookmark

2007
TCAT News Bulletin: December 17th
Photo of the Day: Red Bike in Autumn
Photos of the Week: Dec. 10-16

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Eye Weekly: Bike plan: fully funded!

The days of do-it-yourself bike lanes will soon be over. For the first time ever, Toronto's capital budget will provide full funding for the city's bike plan. 2009 is poised to go down as the year of the spoke.

CityNews: Alleged Bike Theft Ringleader Arrested Again

When they confronted the 50-year-old man, he allegedly swung a metal pipe at them and drove away. Officers arrested Kenk an hour later and charged him with three counts of assault, including one with a weapon. This isn't Kenk's first brush with authorities. At the time of the incident Sunday, he was out on bail for bike theft and drug offences related to a highly-publicized case last summer.

CTV: Accused bicycle thief Kenk faces assault charges

Igor Kenk, granted bail after being charged in connection with a huge number of stolen bicycles this summer, was arrested Sunday and is facing more charges. Toronto police said they responded to a call near Dufferin Street and Wallace Avenue Sunday afternoon, where residents alleged someone swung a metal pipe at them while attempting to remove property from their home.

Toronto Sun: Alleged bike theft ringleader now charged with assault

Toronto Police say Kenk, who is out on bail for bike theft charges, turned up at a Dufferin St. and Wallace Ave. address around 2:30 p.m. and tried to remove property. When the homeowners tried to stop him, he swung a metal pipe at them, police said. Kenk then fled in a vehicle. An hour later, he was arrested.

Toronto Star: Bike theft suspect accused of assault

Bicycle shop owner Igor Kenk, awaiting trial on 58 charges for bike thefts and drugs, faces new charges after a dispute with homeowners yesterday. Police say a man looking for stored items entered the garage of a house on Dufferin St. near Wallace Ave. When the owners of the house intervened, the man is alleged to have swung a metal pipe at them before fleeing in a vehicle.

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Old Purple CCM Elite (College and Dufferin)

My bike was stolen last friday night in the college/dufferin area. It's an older purple CCM Elite. The bike is in great condition for its age and it is of great sentimental value. If you have seen this bike please let me know as there is a reward for its return. Thanks.

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2007
Photo of the Day: Monkey bars, banana saddle and a sissy bar

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posted by Joe on Monday, December 15, 2008 Share/Save/Bookmark

Every single day, BikingToronto features a photo and calls it the Photo of the Day. We've created an RSS feed just for this extremely popular and long-running (since January 2007) feature of BikingToronto.

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Yet another wrinkle to the Igor Kenk Saga was added today as the man alleged to have orchestrated the theft of more than 2,500 bikes has been charged with assault with a weapon.

Reports are saying that Kenk tried to remove property from someone's home in the Dufferin and Wallace St. area. When Kenk was confronted by the owners of the property, it is alleged he swung a 3-foot metal pipe at them. It's all over the Toronto media today:
All the news about the Igor Kenk Stolen Bike Saga in the Forum.

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What's on this week:


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Happy Monday!

Just in case you missed one of the extremely popular Photos of the Day, here's a re-cap from last week.

You can also keep up with all the Photo of the Day posts through the special RSS feed, or with a daily email subscription.


Photo of the Day: Dundas RacksPhoto of the Day: Making TracksPhoto of the Day: First Snow FallPhoto of the Day: Indonesia in TorontoPhoto of the Day: Santa Claus Parade CopsPhoto of the Day: Caution: Bicycles Racing

Photo of the Day: Centennial Park Cyclocross Start
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Toronto's Weekly Carnage

2007

Photo of the Day: Spadina & Richmond

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posted by Joe on Sunday, December 14, 2008 Share/Save/Bookmark

2006
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2007

Weekly News Wrap-Up: Dec. 14
Photo of the Day: Corner Rides
Toronto's Weekly Carnage: Dec. 14

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Has anyone heard any updates on the Pearson trail?...

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2006
Toronto Bike News - Wed, Dec. 13th

2007

Toronto Stolen Bike Listings Update: Dec. 13
Video: Copenhagen Cycling Moments with Funky Music
Video: Copenhagen Bike Rush Hour
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Folded Strida in a Bag

Over at TreeHugger.com, Toronto cyclist Lloyd Alter (himself an architect and prefab housing builder, as well as "green blogger) is having a bit of a dust-up with Air Canada.

It seems that although his Strida folding bike compacts into a bag smaller than Air Canada's maximum dimensions for luggage, they will still charge you $50 because there is a bike in the bag.

This "Excess Baggage Fee" is waived if you try to fly with hockey bags, hockey sticks, skis or snowboards (all of which is much bigger than a folding bike), but not if you have a bike.
There is a big difference between a tandem bike that is clearly oversized and requires special handling and a bike that is designed to NOT be oversized, and that falls within the maximum linear dimensions per bag as set by the airline.

Air Canada not only lets equipment for good Canadian winter sports like snowboarding, hockey and skiing on without extra charges, it WAIVES THE SIZE AND WEIGHT REGULATIONS. So for approved Canadian sports you can ship your six foot long skis or your sixty pounds of hockey gear without charge, but whiny cyclists on their foreign-sounding bikes pay through the nose, even if the bike is undersized and underweight.

Go read all about how Air Canada lost a Green Traveler on TreeHugger, and perhaps contact Air Canada about discriminating against bikes.

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Here are the 10 blog posts that saw the most action in November.

1. Bike / Taxi Collision, Cyclist Leg Amputated

2. Cyclist who lost Leg in apparent Road Rage incident speaks out

3. Elsewhere: Bike Polo Hits New York City

4. Weekly News Wrap-Up: Cyclist Loses Leg and Toronto SmartCommute

5. Cabbie Charged in Taxi/Bike Collision that cost Cyclist his leg

6. Two New Electric Bike Stores in Town

7. Today's Headlines: Cyclist Loses Leg in Possible Road Rage Collision

8. Ellen Page: Halifax Actor, Oscar Nominee, and Cyclist

9. Weekly News Wrap-Up: Cabbie Charged after Cyclist loses Leg and What to do with Thousands of Stolen Bikes

10. Rachel McAdams: Another Celebrity Who Loves Biking Toronto


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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.

  • Today's Headlines: Eye Weekly analyzes Toronto BikeSharing Situation
    Eye Weekly: Bike-sharing ad absurdum Considering that Clear Channel's and Decaux's bike-sharing programs operate at a loss, what would Astral get out of it? According to Heaps, they're "enthusiastic," but it's not yet clear "whether it's a business model or an exercise in philanthropy."
  • Bloor Viaduct Cycling Safety Report Released
    Anyone who lives in the east end of the old City of Toronto (like me!) will tell you that the biggest hurdle they overcome when biking to and fro work is figuring out how to get across the Don Valley on the Prince Edward (Bloor) Viaduct safely. As the only…


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Eye Weekly: Bike-sharing ad absurdum

Considering that Clear Channel's and Decaux's bike-sharing programs operate at a loss, what would Astral get out of it? According to Heaps, they're "enthusiastic," but it's not yet clear "whether it's a business model or an exercise in philanthropy."

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2007
The December 2007 Issue of Cyclometer is here
Cycling News from Around the World: Dec. 12
Photo of the Day: Perspective

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joe joe started a discussion called Bloor Viaduct Cycling Safety Report

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2006
2.5 Million Dollars!

2007
TCAT News Bulletin: December 11th
Weekly Site Category Digest: Dec. 3-9
Weekly Site Digest: Dec. 3-9
Miller Beer Ad Promoting Car-Free Lifestyle and Winter Biking
Reminder: Folding Bike Demo today at Lunch!
Photo of the Day: Harvest Market

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Anyone who lives in the east end of the old City of Toronto (like me!) will tell you that the biggest hurdle they overcome when biking to and fro work is figuring out how to get across the Don Valley on the Prince Edward (Bloor) Viaduct safely.

As the only connection over the Don Valley between Gerrard Street and the Millwood Bridge linking East York and Leaside, the Viaduct is an essential link to downtown for anyone living in southern East York or along the Danforth and many parts of southern Scarborough.

Yet, for all of the importance of the Viaduct as a cycling route, it is still pretty dangerous for cyclists, due largely to road design geared towards automobiles.

Luke Siragusa, a Toronto cyclist, took it upon himself to develop a report in PDF format (since endorsed by organizations such as the Toronto Bicycling Network and the Toronto Cyclists Union) about the risks faced by cyclists using the Viaduct, but also the best ways to improve the situation.

I've put a copy of the report (PDF) here on BikingToronto. I encourage you to check it out - Luke has done a good job, including taking many photos of the road design issues in question.

Past Prince Edward Viaduct Cycling Safety Posts:
Making the Bloor Viaduct Safer for Cyclists

Photos of the Day on the Viaduct:
Photo of the Day: Bloor Viaduct Critical Mass
Photo of the Day: Prince Edward Viaduct
Photo of the Day: Viaduct Mass

Photo of the Day: Cold Morning on the Viaduct
Photo of the Day: The Prince Edward Viaduct

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Cycling Events This Week: Dec. 10-16
Event: Community Bicycle Network Open House
Event: Community Bicycle Network Flat Fix and Tune-Up Workshop
Event: Folding Bike Demo
Event: Toronto Cycling Advisory Committee Meeting
Photo of the Day: Double Locks
Photos of the Week: Dec. 3-9

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Photo of the Day: On The Path

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What's on this week:


Monday, Dec. 8
Bike Polo - Scadding Courts

Wednesday, Dec. 10


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Happy Monday!

Just in case you missed one of the extremely popular Photos of the Day, here's a re-cap from last week.

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Photo of the Day: Dutch Bike in the Toronto SummerPhoto of the Day: College Bikelane at SpadinaPhoto of the Day: Montreal's Bixi in TorontoPhoto of the Day: Sunset on BloorPhoto of the Day: Retro Road MasterPhoto of the Day: Lucien

Photo of the Day: Bat Girl in Moore Park Ravine
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2006
Toronto's Weekly Carnage

2007
Photo of the Day: Luigi Barber Shop

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2006 The Dangerous Roads

2007
Winter Biking in Toronto
Toronto Police intrigued by Human Powered Car
Weekly News Wrap-Up: Dec. 7
Photo of the Day: Eastern Avenue Sidewalk
Toronto's Weekly Carnage: Dec. 7

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I recently started bike commuting along Lansdowne....

I recently started bike commuting along Lansdowne. While I can't comment on the changes along this stretch, my route also takes me along a striped bike lane and through a traffic-calmed...

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2007
Cavern Cycles has closed down
Toronto Stolen Bike Listing Update: Dec. 6
Bicycles with no Provincial Sales Tax, just in time for Christmas
Photo of the Day: Tree Hugger

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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.

  • Today's Headlines: Council Approves Scarborough-Wide Lawrence Bikelanes
    Toronto Star: City Council Minutes - Lawrence Bikelanes Adding bike lanes on Lawrence Ave. E., between Victoria Park Ave. and Rouge Hills Dr. This brings the amount approved this year to more than 50 km, meeting the city's target. But, the final design along Lawrence, which requires consultation with…
  • Today's Headlines: Public Helps Catch Driver Who Hit Cyclist
    Toronto Star: Public credited with aiding in arrest Thanks to "good excellent citizens," police say they have caught the suspect who was allegedly driving the car that struck a cyclist as he was crossing a street in a northwest neighbourhood last week. Around 7 p.m. Wednesday, police were called…

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Toronto Star: City Council Minutes - Lawrence Bikelanes

Adding bike lanes on Lawrence Ave. E., between Victoria Park Ave. and Rouge Hills Dr. This brings the amount approved this year to more than 50 km, meeting the city's target. But, the final design along Lawrence, which requires consultation with the TTC, will not be added until next year.

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Red 2006 Schwinn

Red 2006 Schwinn (Queens Quay & York)

2006 Schwinn RD700 Roadbike
Candy apple red frame
Red bar tape
Shimano Sora components
Bike rack on back
New tires Mitchell black tread with silver sidewalls
Shimano clipless pedals

I had the bike leaned up against a wall and was helping a friend load some stuff into his truck. The bike was not more than ten feet behind me. When I had my back turned, some scumbag must have siezed the "opportunity" and grabbed my baby.

Just goes to show, you can't be too carefull. This guy must have been watching me, because he only had a few seconds to grab it while my back was turned - In broad daylight, within ten feet of the owner and another guy, both of whom would have whipped his ass if we caught him.

I don't really expect to get it back, but now that Igor is gone, where do you go to look for your bike once it gets stolen? I'm thinking the queen st. pawn shops, anyone else have ideas?

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Green Specialized Crossroads

Green Specialized Crossroads (Harbord & Clinton)

This bike was stolen on Harbord Street on Saturday October 18th or Sunday October 19th. The bike was left unlocked and maybe someone thought it was available to take but it was not, I just forgot it there when unloading groceries.

The bike is:
• Specialized Crossroads
• dark green colour
• accessories: black bell, black wire basket in the front, two small lights (which might have been taken)

If you have seen this bike anywhere or happen to have taken it by mistake, please contact me. I won't judge you or ask any questions.

While this may be a long shot, I believe in the kindness of Torontonians. Thank you.

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Blue Ladies Giant Cypress

Blue Ladies Giant Cypress (York and Richmond)

My ladies Giant Cypress was stolen from York and Richmond on Sunday afternoon. I loved that bike and will give a reward no questions asked for it's safe return.
It is a 17 inch frame and had an air horn and blue MEC saddle bag on the back.
The bike is blue with silver.

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2006
Toronto Bike News - Tues, Dec. 5th

2007
Cycling News from Around the World: Dec. 5
Popular November 2007 Posts
Photo of the Day: Take Out Service

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Star: Giambrone taught lesson by residents

Posted: 03 Dec 2008 09:05 AM CST

Also galling are the ghostly outlines of bicycles, painted on the roadway, indicating that a few inches of space near the curb constitutes, if not exactly a bike lane, then something the councillor calls a "sharrow." A sharrow? In plain English it is a place where cyclists ride if they want to get run over. The result? Cyclists tend to ride on the sidewalk, to the peril of pedestrians.

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2007
Cyclist shot in the arm riding near Regent Park
Bike Week/Month Poster Contest Announced
Weekly Site Category Digest: Nov. 26 - Dec. 2
Weekly Site Digest: Nov. 26 - Dec. 2
Photo of the Day: Moonlight Ride

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2007
Cycling Events This Week: Dec. 3-9
Velomobile: This Bike Looks Like A Car
TCAT News Bulletin: December 3rd
TreeHugger: Stickers For Those Jerks Who Park in Bike Lanes
Photo of the Day: Beaches Blur
Photos of the Week: Nov. 19 - Dec. 2

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Toronto Star: Public credited with aiding in arrest

Thanks to "good excellent citizens," police say they have caught the suspect who was allegedly driving the car that struck a cyclist as he was crossing a street in a northwest neighbourhood last week. Around 7 p.m. Wednesday, police were called to Kipling Ave., south of Albion Rd., after a car had hit a 32-year-old man, said Sgt. Tim Burrows.

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Photo of the Day: Going Home

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What's on this week:


Monday, Dec. 1
World AIDS Day Bike Collection Drive
VeloSocial Bike Party

Tuesday, Dec. 2
Bike Polo - Scadding Courts

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Happy Monday!

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Photo of the Day: Bicycle AlleyPhoto of the Day: Queen West ShadowsPhoto of the Day: Shiny BellPhoto of the Day: Jay IsaacPhoto of the Day: Tracks at Queen and SpadinaPhoto of the Day: Pearl and DuncanPhoto of the Day: Fall Fog on Unwin Avenue
Photo by ~EvidencE~

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