Saturday, April 30, 2005

Friday, April 29, 2005

Twelve Pictures about a Bike Race

Rode to Hamilton today to install an exhibit about the 2003 World Championship
of Cycling. If you happen to be In Hamilton between now and the end of May, the
show is on the fourth floor of the Hamilton Public Library, Central Branch, 55 York.
More information here.

Thursday, April 28, 2005

50 Ways to say: No Bicycles! #7

Raised man hole covers on College street. I see this type of rim bender,
bone shaker, wrist sprainer and wipe out danger too often.

Tuesday, April 26, 2005

John Pucher writes about Canada

John Pucher, one of North America's experts on transportation issues has written a fantastic essay on current cycling conditions in Canada. He has kindly offered to share it with us online.

Sunday, April 24, 2005

Saturday, April 23, 2005

Bike stuff

The new bicycle gif above is from this site by Jan Boonstra which features hundreds of bike gifs. If you're into bicycle clip art check out this page. Have fun riding your bike!!

Friday, April 22, 2005

Thursday, April 21, 2005

New Bike for Spring

One speed with coaster brake.

Charles Komanoff April 19th Toronto

CBN Charles Komanoff lecture audio online
I did a rough recording of the CBN Charles Komanoff lecture in mp3 format. (46 minutes, 11,2 mb)
You can download/listen here:
You'll hear me laugh/whisper to my seatmate on occasion, sorry about that, but otherwise it's not bad to listen to. Certainly a very interesting talk. Some good laughs as well.

Feel free to download, host, circulate whatever. Audio recording made by permission. Big thanks to Jessica at CBN and Charles Komanoff for allowing me to tape this talk.

Tuesday, April 19, 2005


Please vote for the best technological innovation since 1800: The Bicycle, on the BBC.
Is Cogtown our future?

Charles Komanoff has high hopes for Toronto. The New York-based "transportation activist" believes this city could set an example of bicycle use for the rest of North America.Like many Americans, and Canadians for that matter, Komanoff, who speaks at 7 p.m. tomorrow at Innis Town Hall (2 Sussex Ave.), has a romantic view of this country."It is," he insists, "so much more civilized than the United States."No question, but that's not saying very much. Plenty of countries are more civilized than the U.S."Canada seems to embody the best of North America and Europe," he continues. "There's still some sense of social cohesion and civic connection. Besides, you've got to start somewhere."
What Komanoff wants is nothing less than a two-wheel revolution. In his vision of the future, mass cycling would become a genuine means of transportation. It's the only way out of the crisis brought on by our abject dependence on the car, he says.
"What's needed," Komanoff says, "is one city, one council, one body politic that will provide a model for the rest of North America. I'm hoping Toronto will be that model. The confluence of rising petrol prices, environmental degradation and the obesity epidemic dictates in favour of the bicycle."
(click on the link above for the full article in The Star today)

Saturday, April 16, 2005


Photo by Darren Stehr. Used by permission.
Darren writes: "Maybe surfers to your diary can help me with my confusion?
How does one idle a car in a ‘no-stopping’ lane? Does this mean cars can park
in the bike lane as long as they turn their engines off? Please help me, my brain
Photo was taken on the Dundas St E bike lane just east of Broadview.

Wednesday, April 13, 2005

Monday, April 11, 2005

New Bike Art in Town

Found these in Kensington Market last weekend. Fresh.

TTC and Bike Racks?

The TTC is considering putting bikes racks on buses like in many other cities.
April 6th:
GOOD NEWS! The Pilot project with TTC buses will start this June. You read it here first!
The routes recommended for a pilot project are these, which operate out of Wilson Garage:
7 Bathurst, 29 Dufferin, 47 Lansdowne, 98 Willowdale-Senlac, 161 Rogers Rd, and 310 Bathurst;

Friday, April 08, 2005

Wednesday, April 06, 2005

Why some ride on the sidewalk

Check out Get out of the Bike Lane.

Bike is smarter!

This is my blog about cycling and riding a bike in Toronto, Canada.
The Blog will focus less on words and more on showing in images what it's like
to ride a bike in Canada's biggest Metropolis. The good, the bad and the bliss.

The original Bike Lane Diary has now become an archive of a year of cycling and bicycle culture in Toronto.

Tuesday, April 05, 2005

Bicycle Thieves

NYPD loading up the bicycles they stole from cyclists in an effort to stop people from participating in Critical Mass March 26 in New York.

Friday, April 01, 2005

Cars Fight Back!

Disgruntled cars protest by squatting on public lands outside the U.S. Capitol.

Cars, Trucks Protest Against Placemaking
Fearful of losing their long dominance of the streets, millions of autos stage massive park-ins in public spaces around the nation to protest pedestrians and alternative modes of transportation.

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- As more communities successfully reclaim their streets for people, cars are taking to the sidewalks in protest, honking loudly in support of automotive autonomy. The protesters, who also include pick-up trucks and tractor-trailers, claim that they are the rightful kings of the road and refuse to share street space with pedestrians, bicycles, and other modes of transportation. Leading experts at Meineke, Aamco, and Bill's Auto Body claim to have treated over 80 million automobiles who have sustained scrapes and internal injuries while occupying public spaces in the past month, but the estimate is widely believed to be inflated.

Full article

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