Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Monday, October 29, 2012

Jarvis Bike Lane Oct. 25, 2012

Jarvis Bike Lane Oct. 25, 2012, originally uploaded by Martinho.

Friday, October 26, 2012

Bicycles Are For Everyone

http://www.yesmagazine.org/happiness/seven-reasons-bikes-are-for-everyone-not-just-cyclists?utm_source=tw&utm_medium=socmed&utm_content=GrantC_7ReasonsBikesAreforEveryone&utm_campaign=121025_Happiness Illustration by Kevin McBride

Mini Contra-Flow Bike Lane On Maitland

Cyclometer (Oct. 2012): "Maitland Place Contra-Flow Bicycle Lane to be Installed. Transportation Services is installing a contra-flow bicycle lane on Maitland Place, from Jarvis Street to west of Homewood Avenue. Cyclists may use this contra-flow bicycle lane to travel in the opposite direction to motorized traffic between Jarvis Street and Homewood. Cyclists riding in the same direction as motorized traffic should use the shared traffic lane and should not ride in the contra-flow bicycle lane. Using the contra-flow lane will allow for lawful cycling from near Church St. along Maitland Place to Homewood. Maitland Place will remain a one-way westbound street for motor vehicles between 100 m west of Homewood Avenue and Jarvis Street. The contra-flow bicycle lane was approved by Toronto City Council at its meeting of August 5 and 6, 2009. The installation of the bicycle lane was deferred until it could be coordinated with the resurfacing of the street."

This 75m bike lane is the only new on-street infrastructure to be added this year.
The mini bike lane was first listed in the 2009 project list https://docs.google.com/viewer?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.toronto.ca%2Fcycling%2Fnetwork%2Fpdf%2Fnetworking_tracking.pdf

Help Chuey

Beloved Cyclist "Chuey" Munkanta Beaten Unconscious and Arrested By Police

Kachusha "Chuey" Munkanta is one of the most beloved figures in the San Francisco cycling community.  He's known internationally for his hand-made cycling caps, made and sold right here in the Mission.  And everyone, from MASH to PD Bird, know him to be a "peaceful" and "non-violent" person.  He even delivers coffee, by bike, for De La Paz Coffee Roasters...
You can help him here: http://www.indiegogo.com/chuey

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Bikes and Transit in Vancouver

True Love - On Two Wheels

True Love - On Two Wheels, originally uploaded by Martinho.
Harbord Street

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Fall morning along the West Railpath

P1080380, originally uploaded by Martinho.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Sharing The Road


Sunset Riders

Sunset riders, originally uploaded by Martinho.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

The Jarvis Street Bike Lane

Jarvis Street Bike Lane, originally uploaded by Martinho.
The way I saw it today.

Ghost Bike On Airport Road

Photo: Geoff Bercarich

Monday, October 15, 2012

The Caution

P1080269, originally uploaded by Martinho.

Another Monday

Tuesday, October 09, 2012

Simple Logic

via Astroboy http://astroboy.net/bikes-vs-cars

Riding on Dupont Street

Ridsing on Dupont Street, originally uploaded by Martinho.

Friday, October 05, 2012

The Sherbourne Separated Bike Lane

P1080038, originally uploaded by Martinho.
Via Toronto Sun http://www.torontosun.com/2012/09/25/sherbourne-bike-lanes-nearly-finished
“I think it is great,” Minnan-Wong said as he stopped his bike in the southbound Sherbourne St. bike lane just north of Gerrard St.

“It is safer for cyclists which is what we wanted to achieve. I think when people see it and touch it and ride it, they are going to be really impressed and I think they are going to want more.”

“I think this is going to actually increase demand for separated bike lanes,” he added.

I’m hoping when they see this (on Sherbourne) they’ll understand that there is a great option for cycling on the east part of the downtown.”

Another article: Turns out the Sherbourne design is more about car flow than cycling safety.

Wednesday, October 03, 2012

Jarvis Bike Lane

Jarvis Bike Lane, originally uploaded by Martinho.
The day after council stuck to its decision to remove it. Small sections have already been erased due to construction projects.

Tuesday, October 02, 2012

R.I.P Jarvis Bike Lane

For the record: List of the councillors who voted against Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam's motion to suspend the removal of the Jarvis Street bike lanes. councillor_bailao@toronto.ca, councillor_stintz@toronto.ca, councillor_thompson@toronto.ca, councillor_delgrande@toronto.ca, councillor_crisanti@toronto.ca, councillor_holyday@toronto.ca, councillor_milczyn@toronto.ca, councillor_mammoliti@toronto.ca, councillor_palacio@toronto.ca, councillor_robinson@toronto.ca, councillor_minnan-wong@toronto.ca, councillor_kelly@toronto.ca, councillor_ainslie@toronto.ca, councillor_ford@toronto.ca, councillor_grimes@toronto.ca, councillor_nunziata@toronto.ca, councillor_digiorgio@toronto.ca, councilor_parker@toronto.ca, councillor_luby@toronto.ca, councillor_crawford@toronto.ca, councillor_colle@toronto.ca, councillor_moeser@toronto.ca

TTC Reduces Daily Access For Cyclists

Before (photo:2008)
2012 Policy (via TTC website) "Can I bring my bicycle on the TTC? On buses, you can use the bike racks any time of the day - see Bicycles for full details. During weekday peak periods, 6:30 am to 10:00 am; and 3:30 pm to 7:00 pm, bicycles and other large objects are not allowed on TTC vehicles. See the TTC By-law, Section 3.11, for full details." (Now no bicycles allowed 7 hours per day) http://www.ttc.ca/Riding_the_TTC/Frequently_Asked_Questions/Service_Information.jsp