Thursday, December 30, 2010

The Message

The Message, originally uploaded by Martinho.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Jane Jacobs , Celebrate People's History Poster and Book

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Sheila Gostick at Cinecycle

Sheila Gostick at Cinecycle, originally uploaded by Martinho.

Monday, December 20, 2010

The Icy Lane

P1020323, originally uploaded by Martinho.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Salt Stains & Bicycles

P1020225 Salt Stains, originally uploaded by Martinho.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

P1020188 'Romance On Two Wheels'

P1020188, originally uploaded by Martinho.

Monday, December 13, 2010

La Serena

La Serena, originally uploaded by DOMIBREZ BIKES.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

The Curve

, originally uploaded by ariel.chico.

Thursday, December 09, 2010

Major Taylor, Celebrate People's History Poster and Book

Wednesday, December 08, 2010

Janet Bike Girl Stencil, Critical Mass New York City

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Cyclists fail to signal

BLDNews - Our intrepid news intern was sent out to do a roadside survey of drivers and their thoughts on cyclists. The number three complaint drivers had were cyclists not signaling their turns. The survey found that 83% of drivers agreed that cyclists never or rarely signal their turns and that they should be fined. 55% of drivers said that when cyclists do signal right turns the cyclists improperly use a middle finger. 67% of drivers surveyed could not tell the difference between their car's turn signal lever and radio power switch.

This survey of 1003 drivers has a margin of error of 4%, 7 times out of 20. The accuracy is poor because our intern did the survey at a RIDE roadside sobriety check. Several drivers, even those with their hands on the steering wheel, denied being in control of their vehicles.

Toronto Star (in 2008) On Miller's Legacy #9

To build 1,000 kilometres of bikeways, including 495 km of bike lanes, by 2012, delayed from the original 2011 target.
Councillor Adrian Heaps, who heads the cycling committee, and Mayor David Miller, who promised during his 2006 re-election bid to "construct bike trails and lakefront promenades across the city from Etobicoke to Scarborough."
Since 2001, the city has completed 395 km of bike lanes, shared roads and off-road paths. Of those, only 91 km represent bike lanes – of which 7 km were built last year and nearly 20 km this year. That means the city has some serious catching up to do. If council approves an additional 16 km along Lawrence Ave. E. at its December meeting, the city will meet its 50-km target for the year, though they won't all be in place.
The Bike Plan, first approved in 2001, calls for creating a network of bike-friendly streets that will put all residents within a five-minute ride to the network.
In January, council tried to streamline approvals by taking the decision away from community councils, where politicians could delay and stall under pressure from a single ward councillor opposed to the upheaval caused by adding a bike lane.
But local skirmishes among drivers, cyclists and neighbourhood businesses, each with their own concerns, still slow the process. One example: a prolonged battle over 700 metres of Annette St., opposed by the local councillor. The new process resulted in a city council vote in favour of bike lanes along that stretch.
The city has earmarked $8 million for more bike lanes in its 2009 capital budget, which would add 100 km, and has said it's committed to hitting its 2012 target.
Update: The 16,1 km Lawrence Bike Lane has since been delayed.