Sunday, January 31, 2010

Coldest Day of the Year Ride 2010

P1010726, originalmente cargada por jnyyz.

Bike Grafitti

Saturday, January 30, 2010


IMG_1925, originalmente cargada por Craftleen.
Kathleen and Christine visit the Forest City Velodrome.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Feb. 1st - Bikeway Network Meeting

Bikeway Network Event Public Notice - Feb 1

The City of Toronto Transportation Services is hosting an important public meeting:
Date: Monday February 1, 2010
Time: 6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Location: Metro Hall, 55 John St. Room 308-309
The objective of this meeting is to get community input on proposed new downtown bikeways that the Transportation Services Cycling Infrastructure and Programs group is working on for 2010.
Topics will discuss concepts and criteria for new projects, including:

2010 bicycle lanes
Rush hour sharrow bicycle markings on streetcar routes
New bicycle lane intersection treatments at signalized intersections
Locations for bicycle boxes at intersections
Updates on the West-End bikeways project

Participants are invited to attend for a brief presentation and question period with City Staff from 6:30 - 7:00 p.m. From 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. the floor will be open for the public to view maps, talk to staff about projects, and submit comments and suggestions.
Update by Val Dodge after the meeting

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

asphalt blasting

asphalt blasting, originalmente cargada por digital_trash.

Winter Cycling Events

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

We Own the Street

We Own the Street, originalmente cargada por ultraclay!.

Low Rider

Low Rider, originalmente cargada por Martinho.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Humber Bay Bridge

Humber Bay Bridge, originalmente cargada por TSPfotos.

Albert Hoffman LSD blotter (stencil )

Sunday, January 24, 2010


Bicicleta, originalmente cargada por Eduardo Nasi.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

I have deep admiration for whoever did this

Friday, January 22, 2010

Bike Punx

Bike Punx, originalmente cargada por JohnnyBallgame.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Another Anti-Cyclist Wants To Be Mayor In Toronto

In a speech today Toronto Mayoral candidate Rocco Rossi "promising to ban future bike lanes from arterial roads and reviewing all existing bike lanes on the major roads." Globe
"Jarvis has to be stopped."
Well, we won't be voting for that dinosaur!

More in the Star today ... translation: If you ride a bike stay off the main roads.
Those are for cars. Nice! Discriminate much, Mr. Rossi?

"Rossi was absolutely right when he said that “cars are simply a necessity for many people," and planners need to recognize that. However, his contention that this city suffers from too much traffic congestion due to a “war on the car” is backwards: the fact that we have so many cars on the road causing congestion is a direct result of urban design that has disproportionately favoured cars over other methods of transportation. The idea that we can somehow accommodate more cars on downtown roads while improving traffic conditions is fantasy. The best way to improve driving conditions is to offer better alternatives to driving."


iujuuuuu!!!!, originalmente cargada por .FotoMiradas..

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

2009 Toronto Bike Awards

Transportation Options (Bike Train) - One of many winners

Every Turn Of The Wheel Is A Revolution

grafitti outside the john hewitt, originalmente cargada por r1chardm.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Street Art in LA (Silverlake) - 3

Street Art in LA (Silverlake) - 3, originalmente cargada por goldenticket.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Your Fixie Makes You Look Fat

Your Fixie Makes You Look Fat, originalmente cargada por Franco Folini.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Bicycle Girl

bicycle girl, originalmente cargada por Lettuce..

George Smitherman - Anti-Cyclist?

And on the so-called "war on the car", Smitherman said while he supported cycling,  he didn't want to see Toronto's continued implementation of the Bike Plan impact on other forms of transportation.
"What I've noticed is that there are quite a few divisions around here," he said.
"This notion of the conflict between the car and the bike - I think the obligation we have is to understand that the inefficiency associated with gridlock is a serious climate challenge. I'm interested to be a leader of a city that makes it easier to use bikes. At the same time, it's my obligation to try and build a greater consensus around an integrated transit plan, without fostering the idea that one form of transportation is being played off against the other."

Friday, January 15, 2010

Mexican Bike Lane Symbol

mex (2 of 23), originalmente cargada por Jerry Aaron Hazard.

Thank You! Bike Lane Diary - 2000 Posts!

Thank you to all who contributed, 
all the readers and all the kind words over the years. Ride on!


Thursday, January 14, 2010

Bike Lane Symbol

Bike lane, originalmente cargada por how_long_it_takes.

Bike Path Manure

Bike Path Manure, originalmente cargada por James D. Schwartz.
Great shot! Strachan and Lakeshore ...

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

2009 Toronto Bike Awards

2009 Toronto Bike Awards!

Date: Tuesday, January 19, 2010 - 18:30 - 23:45
The Toronto Cyclists Union is hosting the 2nd Annual Toronto Bike Awards and we invite you to join us on January 19th, 2010! Doors open at 6:30pm - Show starts at 7pm Sharp! $10 or PWYC for bike union members| $15 for non-members (a fundraiser for the Toronto Cyclists Union)
Last year was a HUGE success, and tons of fun - you don't want to miss this!! Arrive early so you don't miss out, space is limited... 2008 awards video
** All Entertainment and Awards presentation details can be found here
Gladstone Hotel
1214 Queen St. W

Monday, January 11, 2010

Ontario Cycling Fatalities Google Map (NEW)

View Dearly Departed = Cyclists Killed in Ontario in a larger map
Comments, corrections are welcome.

Velo Stenciled Fabric Patch

Velo Stenciled Fabric Patch, originalmente cargada por Janet Bike Girl.
So lovely.

Bicycles Expresso

Bicycles Expresso, originalmente cargada por FotoEdge.
Words to live by. Great photo.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

A Note To Our Politicians

Downtown Strasbourg.
And they will tell you it can't be done.

Saturday, January 09, 2010

Toronto Councillor Case Ootes

Case Ootes, the City Councillor every cyclist loves to hate will not run again for council next October.

Maybe there is hope for cycling in Toronto. He fought hard to remove the Cosburn bike lane and made sure cyclists in his ward were at the mercy of drivers. Good riddance.

Friday, January 08, 2010

Road Rage Driver Gets His Justice

"A doctor convicted of assaulting two bicyclists by slamming on his car brakes after a confrontation on a narrow Brentwood road was sentenced today to five years in prison.
Christopher Thompson, wearing dark blue jail scrubs, wept as he apologized to the injured cyclists shortly before he was sentenced.
"I would like to apologize deeply, profoundly from the bottom of my heart," he told them, his right hand cuffed to a court chair.
Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Scott T. Millington called the case a "wake-up call" to motorists and cyclists and urged local government to provide riders with more bike lanes. He said he believed that Thompson had shown a lack of remorse during the case and that the victims were particularly vulnerable while riding their bicycles."
Full Story:

Beauty And The Bike (2009)

Tuesday, January 05, 2010

What I Got For Xmas

Terry, a great friend of mine, gave me this painting he and his partner created for me.
Love it!!

Monday, January 04, 2010

The Bike Room (from the Toronto Archives)

Don't look back !

Don't look back !, originalmente cargada por kimdokhac.
Butte aux cailles, Paris XIII