Friday, November 30, 2012

Provincial Cycling Draft Policy Released

Here is info about the Ontario Draft Cycling Policy:

Not feeling the bike love at all here. But hey would you expect? Complete streets, lower speed limits, legal protection for cyclists, etc,...?? Sadly, many more ghost bike will be needed before cycling is as safe as possible in Ontario. Meanwhile, we will install one for Tom Samson tonite.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Monday, November 26, 2012

Memorial Ride Tom Samson Friday

Memorial ride for Tom Samson, father, cyclist and beloved teacher on Friday November. 30. Bloor/Spadina 6:30pm. 

Bring candles, flowers and love.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

'Glitter' - Street Art On Roncesvalles

Friday, November 23, 2012

Cyclist Struck Davenport & Lansdowne

Photos: Martin Reis

Police report:
On Friday, November 23, 2012, at 6:43 a.m., police responded to a call for a personal injury collision at Davenport Road and Lansdowne Avenue.
It is reported that:
- a 35-year-old man with a bicycle was attempting to cross Davenport Road on the east side of Lansdowne Avenue from the south side to the north side
- a red or burgundy Chrysler minivan westbound on Davenport Road struck the man
- a 63-year-old man driving a 2006 GMC van eastbound on Davenport Road also struck the man 
- the driver of the Chrysler fled the scene in his or her vehicle
The 35-year-old man was taken to hospital and pronounced dead.
Police are seeking the public's assistances locating a vehicle of interest. It is described as a 1996-2000 Chrysler minivan, red or burgundy. The vehicle will have front-end damage in the area of the left front bumper, fender, hood and headlight areas.

The intersection where Tom Samson was struck.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Night Rider

New Parking On Jarvis

New Parking On Jarvis, originally uploaded by Martinho.
Adding insult to injury. Erased bike lane now used for parking.

Morning Ride Along The Railpath

Morning ride along the railpath, originally uploaded by Martinho.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

The Winking Circle Video Zine (2004)

A film by Benny Zenga.

Harbourfront Bicycle Sculpture 2006

Bicycle Sculpture 2006, originally uploaded by Martinho.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Cyclists from TXUP! Help Out In NYC

No Respect For Cyclists On Jarvis

Nov. 15 | by AVS on Twitter:

"Biking on Jarvis today where no bike lane exists and was honked at only to hear yell. 

'Get on Sherbourne!'
Why does this happen?!?"

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Milton Velodrome

The Jarvis Bike Lane - November 15, 2012

Above 9am. Below 1pm. Same day.

Nov. 15: 8:40AM Rush Hour On Jarvis

P1080889, originally uploaded by Martinho.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Montreal - Vancouver - Toronto

Memorial for Mike Rankin

P1080860, originally uploaded by Martinho.

A minute of silence.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Jarvis Bike Lane Removal - Day Two

TINO8899, originally uploaded by Martinho.

Memorial Ride For Mike Rankin Wednesday

Meet Bloor and Spadina 8am. Ride to University and Richmond. Ghost bike installation Advocacy for Respect for Cyclists For Immediate Release: On November 7, 2012, a 54 year old male cyclist was killed at the intersection of University Avenue and Richmond Street. The victim, Mike Rankin, a bicycle courier, was struck by a Diamond cab proceeding through an amber light. Advocacy for Respect for Cyclists (ARC) marks these deaths on our roads with a memorial because those dying are our fellow cyclists. It could happen to anyone, it could happen to any one of us. It does not matter who was at fault in these deaths, nor their place in society, what matters is that a cyclist has died. ARC will hold a public memorial at 8:30 a.m., Wednesday November 14, at the site of the crash. Anyone on our streets is vulnerable, but special care must be taken for the most vulnerable users of our roads, the cyclists and pedestrians. Rather than giving in to the status quo of the automobile's hegemony, Toronto needs to be moving towards a vision of streets that are for all users. Improved bicycle infrastructure, and a better pedestrian realm is of vital importance for our lives today, and for a better City of Toronto of tomorrow. All cyclists welcome: Meet for a group ride to the crash site at 8:00am, Bloor Street and Spadina Avenue, to ride to University and Richmond for 8:30am, Wednesday Nov. 14, 2012. Media Contacts: Derek Chadbourne: 416.828.0370 Rick Conroy: 416.839.2453

Monday, November 12, 2012

Battle For Jarvis Day One

Battle For Jarvis Day one - 07, originally uploaded by Martinho.
This time we managed to stop the city from erasing the bike lane... tomorrow is another day.
Complete set of images:

Thursday, November 08, 2012

Bikewashing 101 Redux

Again, lots of bikes in the artist rendering of Front Street at Union Station, but no bike facilities. As per usual.

Cyclist Dies On University Avenue

TORONTO - A 56-year-old man is dead after being struck by a taxi in the downtown core Wednesday afternoon.
Mike Rankin, a bike courier, suffered severe head injuries when he was struck by the cab on University Avenue, between Richmond Street and Queen Street, around 3 p.m. He later died in hospital. The driver of the vehicle remained on scene and the intersection was blocked off for an investigation.

Photo by ARC.

Tuesday, November 06, 2012

Welcome To The Gravy Lane

Welcome To The Gravy Lane, originally uploaded by Martinho.

When Cyclists Matter

Jarvis Bike Lane Nov. 6, 2012

Jarvis Bike Lane Nov. 6, 2012, originally uploaded by Martinho.

The US Election Bike Vote

Mission Bicycle Co. ❤'s Obama from luis peña on Vimeo.

Benefits of a protected Bike Lane

Monday, November 05, 2012


Casati, originally uploaded by Martinho.

Saturday, November 03, 2012

College Street - Street car rails removal

Friday, November 02, 2012

Time's Up! Energy Bike (NYC)

'Bring The Bike Inside'

'Bring The Bike Inside', originally uploaded by Martinho.

Thursday, November 01, 2012

Twenty Reasons

The 5 Speed

The 5 Speed, originally uploaded by Martinho.