Fantastic stencil art!
Time: 12-6 PM. Friday, June 1st. - 401 Richmond St. West Studio S26 (basement) - Richmond and Spadina
Local Artist Janet Bike Girl invites the public to visit her studio in the beautiful and vibrant arts community of 401 Richmond. Janet's primary medium is stencilling, she works thematically exploring cycling imagery and culture.
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Wednesday, May 30, 2007
Stretches all the way from Spadina to Bathurst (North Side). Nice and wide too.
Read the cool article on BlogTO today.
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Posted by Tino at 6:16 pm
Tuesday, May 29, 2007
Monday, May 28, 2007
Memorial by Jordan Lyndel with help from other artists. Located at Wallace and Campbell in front of Yasi's Place. A white ribbon for every Toronto Cyclist killed in traffic since 1996 was added to the installation in their memory. Jordan would like to encourage all to add a ribbon for other fallen cyclists.
In heaven, everyone rides a bicycle.
Posted by Tino at 8:32 am
Saturday, May 26, 2007
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Tuesday, May 22, 2007
Here is some "rear cam" video (sounds pornographic almost, trust me not that exciting) of Pharmacy and Eglinton Ave. I wanted to get an idea of how close cars pass a cyclist, something generally I do not want to think about. The test kinda of failed. It is hard to get a perspective of close they really get. The first two cars (when the zoom was set wrong), less than 5 minutes into the ride, passed with less than ten centimetres of space. Few of the other cars got that close but it was hard to tell in the video. I rode about a metre away from the curb at all times. The road was really rough in spots, that is where the camera loses focus, requiring me to go further out. The rig that passes me at the end looks like it gave me lots of room, check out how the road changes as he is passing. Having a cyclist in view helps with perspective.
The video of the 3 lane road is Eglinton. It should be noted that the Diamond Lane was in effect (rush hour), very few of the cars adhered to the sign.
Will continue to experiment with different perspectives and traffic volumes.
Monday, May 21, 2007
Saturday, May 19, 2007
Friday, May 18, 2007
Two-year-old Ethan was given a map of Toronto and a marker. He was then asked to design a bike route. Within seconds he drew a line from one end of the map to the other, closely corresponding to the proposed Bloor Danforth bike lane. BLD experts declared the route genius, it is direct and does not look like it was drawn by overpaid city staff who cannot draw straight lines.