Thursday, March 29, 2012

A Quote

"Yes I too agree that motorists need to be treated fairly.
For each and every ‘cyclist dismount’ sign, there should be a ‘motorist get out and push’ sign.
Roads should terminate for no particular reason, just as cycle paths do and it should be illegal to record these features on maps and GPS systems etc.
Roads should be limited to no more than 100 metres in length.
Roads should be blocked by unlit bollards, lamp posts, rubbish bins telephone boxes, railings, trees, fences, holes, gratings, bus shelters etc. placed randomly in the carriageway around blind bends.
Roads should never be swept or maintained.
Traffic lanes should be limited to no more than 2/3 of a car’s width.
Cars should be forced into conflict with heavy goods vehicles.
Bridges should only be accessible by stairs.
Car parking facilities should only be accessible by stairs, (for the cars) and never be placed within 5 miles of the intended destination.
It should be illegal for anyone involved in road design to know anything about road design, they must have a sadistic sense of humour."

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Above The Law - Protest Thursday

Please Don't Park In The Bike Lane

Harbord street

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Toronto Bike Lane Network Reality Check

Summary: We had 116.8kms of Bike Lanes in 2010-11 (well, until Oct. 2011) But we are now officially down to 112.9kms overall. With the Jarvis bike lane (2km) scheduled to be removed after the Sherbourne re-design in 2012 and maybe one or two of short bike lanes slated to be installed in 2012, the City of Toronto will reduce the total kms of bike lanes for a second year 
in a row.

Update as of March 2011

Update as of March 2012


Wile E. Ford!

photo by Rafi G.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

The Green Bike

P1140201 The Green Bike, originally uploaded by Martinho.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Bicycles On The Big Screen

A Lesson Not Learned

P1050637 Not Learning The Lesson, originally uploaded by Martinho.

Harbord Street near Sam James Coffee. March 9:14 AM.

Story: When I got to the coffee shop around 8:35 AM the same truck and driver were parked in that spot & getting a ticket by a police officer. So far so good. The driver, however, returned to park in the same location as before to do his delivery at 9:10AM.

Meanwhile, across the street just behind the white car (right side of the photo) enough space was available to park legally when he arrived.
Oh, well.

(Note: I particularly like the photo images of the children & parents on the side of the truck)

Bike Ride and Movie Night

Friday March 16th

Shot primarily from a helicopter, filmmaker Peter Mettler’s “Petropolis: Aerial Perspectives on the Alberta Tar Sands” offers an unparalleled view of the world’s largest industrial, capital and energy project.

Bike Ride along West End rail Trail
starts at 730pm @1292 Bloor Street West

Film Petropolis Starts at 830pm @1292 Bloor Street West

Tuesday, March 13, 2012


P1050566, originally uploaded by Martinho.

Friday, March 02, 2012

Meanwhile in Sao Paulo

Over a thousand cyclists ride in a huge protest and stage a sit in, after another cyclist was killed by a bus driver in downtown Sao Paulo. Photo: Cassandra Mello. Brasil TV Globo 1 Interview: (in Portuguese) Article in English: