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  • Using Your Noodle

    The Highway Traffic Act dictates that drivers must leave one metre between their motor vehicle and the bicycle when passing cyclists on Ontario roads. Anyone who cycles in Toronto knows that this almost never happens. Obviously, if this actually happened, there would be far fewer bike accidents in Toronto. Toronto cyclist, Warren Huska, has a unique…

  • Bells on Danforth – This Saturday

    Saturday, June 24, 2017, at 10:30 am, cyclists will gather on the Bloor viaduct and cycle east along the Danforth. Bells on Danforth is one of the east end’s best advocacy/family events. It’s a fun ride past many great shops and restaurants; a great way to meet fellow east-end cyclists; and a powerful way to…

  • Bike to Work Day: Raining in the Morning, Raining Cash by the Afternoon

    Bike to work day started as a cold and rainy commute, but may have ended in a “Wynne” for Ontario cyclists. The provincial government just pledged over $40-million to improve cycling safety. This money is desperately needed in Toronto; where an unacceptable number of bike accidents are caused by inadequate and unsafe cycling infrastructure. One…

  • Bike to School Week and Bike Month

    Next week is the official beginning of Bike to School Week and Bike Month in the City of Toronto. Many of us have been biking to work for weeks (or month) at this point, but the bike traffic will pick up significantly in the coming weeks. With this increase in bike traffic, it’s a good…

  • Spring has Sprung and Wheels are Turning

    The beginning of spring is as good a time as any to take a look at bike safety and bike accidents in the City of Toronto. Last year, Now Magazine helpfully published this graphic depicting cycling and pedestrian accidents that occurred in Toronto in May 2016: With the addition of Bloor, Richmond and Bayview bike…

  • A Cyclist’s Worst Nightmare: ‘Dooring’

    Growing up, you may remember being taught to look both ways before you walk across the street. Now drivers and passengers need this same advice before opening their car doors when parking on the street. Cyclists in Toronto have always had a tough time getting around the city and their rocky relationship with drivers is…

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    Pedestrian Accidents

    With the City of Toronto trying to promote walking and bicycling throughout the city instead of driving, the number of pedestrian and bicycle accidents has greatly increased. Often times, it is hard to tell why these accidents occur; but in most instances, the driver of a car usually says they did not see the pedestrian…

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    Bicycle Accidents

    Over the last five years, the City of Toronto has set in place all types of dedicated bicycle lanes throughout the city’s roadways. With more and more people being encouraged to “ride to work”; there has been a very unfortunate increase in the number of car and bicycle accidents. It is very important for bicyclists…

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    Bike lanes on Bloor Street, are they a safety concern?

    On Friday, August 12, 2016 Bloor Street will change forever, at least that’s what some cyclists are hoping. Over the next calendar year, the much-anticipated Bloor Street bike lanes (from Avenue Road to Shaw Street) will open to bicycle traffic. As the city struggles to keep up with the demand for more cycling infrastructure, opinions on…

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    Controversy Over Mayor Tory’s Road Safety Plan

    There are always many points of view in any situation. Recently, Mayor John Tory faced immediate backlash after announcing his plan to reduce traffic fatalities. Cyclists seem to be at the front of the line in terms of being at risk of getting hurt. The article announcing the response to Tory’s plan raises some interesting…

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    June is Brain Injury Awareness Month

    Brain Injury Awareness Month 2001 kicked off on Friday, May 25 with a live audio/video conference linking Ottawa, Toronto, Hamilton and London. “Building the network” was the theme, as groups in all four cities discussed recent developments in their centres and reviewed plans for June. Throughout the month of June, groups across the province staged…

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