Bike Culture Archive Toronto & Beyond 2003-2012.
Photography by Martin Reis and Hamish Wilson.
Bring it on I got my bikes :) and I found it intresting how much busier the bike shop was for the last two weeks because of the TTC..... Steeker
TTC strikes are not cool. Bring more cars to town. Now if the bus drivers chose to drive really slow that would be cool.
True. Cars suck the life right out of you. Riding your bike is fun expecially when you can ride circles around them as they're stuck in traffic. Remember the blackout?
It was the Minneapolis bus strike that got me into biking again, so I can't complain about transit strikes too much. But transit stoppages hurt the people who need it most and who are making the most effort to live in an urban environment responsibly. Seems to me these sorts of strikes are the drivers shooting themselves in the foot by showing their loyal customers that they can't depend on transit. After becoming a (fair-weather) biker, I couldn't stand being bus-dependent in the winter... so I bought a car after two years car-free. Nice photo, though, Martino! ;)
Thank you. The weather is lovely here right now (15-16C/58F or so). My hope is that many will ride a bike next week and stick with for the spring and summer. There is safety in numbers as Komanoff would say. Theyannounced the transit strike this afternoon. Will start on Monday unless it gets settled first.
I'm looking forward to seeing the bike lovefest on Monday. Organizing some kind of group commute thing might be neat too for people that are new to/apprehensive about riding in traffic. Its good though it will make some new bike converts. I remember last time they went on strike (in 99) and I wasn't yet comfortable biking in busy traffic but needed to take the bike and found it very enjoyable!
Yes it will be fun fun to see all the bikes and scooters out there during the strike but also it will bring out alot of those bad roller bladers.....Steeker
Well no strike. See who worried the most about the strike. The car drivers! A threat of a strike demonstrates to them how valuable the transit system really is.
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