Friday, February 26, 2010

Why Bike Lanes Work

Taking a stand on being an anti-bike Mayor

The Star ran a 'Where the candidates stand' segment in their GTA section today.

I particulary like Pantalone's 'give and take' approach as far as bike and cars are concerned.
Seems to me cyclists in town have been doing a lot of 'taking' as in doors, sideswipes and hits from behind. As for the others, Smitherman won't even comment and Sarah Thompson's staff is looking into it'. Sad, none of them even get it.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010


Fietspiraat, originally uploaded by Hugger Industries.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010


Can this bike lane get more votes than Rossi?

bike lane, originally uploaded by nicomachus.


Monday, February 22, 2010

A Ghost Bike Revisited

Created with flickr slideshow.

The Ghost Bike for Darcy Allan Sheppard was moved west along Bloor Street to a sign post after the ring post had been removed by contracted workers for the city.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Kids & Bikes

IMG_1276, originally uploaded by Janet Bike Girl.

A Great Way To But A Tube

Friday, February 19, 2010

Loaded up, with bike in tow

Loaded up, with bike in tow, originally uploaded by jnyyz.
The Xtracycle

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

A Different Path, feature film starring Michael Louis Johnson at SXSW


A Different Path follows sidewalk activist Senior, a Critical Mass trumpeter, city Kayaker, and others, as they struggle to make their way through the modern automobile-centric urban environment. Each character uses ingenuity and humor to try and solve their modern mobility dilemma. The film is an artistic and poetic treatment of personal struggle and environmental concern over livable cities.

Bike Clinic Moves to Bloor & Crawford

Snow Tire

snow tire, originally uploaded by tocvo.

Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Ice Race This Saturday

Come on out and have a good time.
Dufferin Grove Skating Rink
February 13th 7-10pm.
After party at the Bike Pirates 1292 Bloor West All proceeds to Charlies Freewheels.

Monday, February 08, 2010

The Driver is always at fault

In the Netherlands, the driver is pretty much considered always at fault in bike - car collision.
Here is why. In Toronto, it's so much easier just to blame the victim.

UPS by Bike

Saturday, February 06, 2010

Bicycle Tour Puzzle improved.

Staff at the BLD had a little laugh at Tino's expense today. Tino posted an antique bicycle map
that encouraged cyclists to visit each town on the map as they rode. It seems that Tino missed the modern version of the puzzle that sends cyclists all over the place just to get from point A to point B. The map is readily available in most bike shops across Toronto. As I write this I can even spy one on Tino's desk right next to his 'Das Birkenstock' fanzine.

Did you know to get from Woodbine Station to Main Station via a bikeway you need to use bikeways 16 to 57 to 18 to 59. By car the distance between the two is 0.9kms and if you follow the bikeways it is 3.5kms.

See how things have improved over the last 100 years.

Bike Dancing (Quicksilver)

Friday, February 05, 2010

Bicycle Tour Puzzle

Toronto's First Blessing of the Bicycles!

Just confirmed! Toronto's First Blessing of the Bicycles!
Two Blessings: 
April 11st  Trinity St. Paul's United Church | Minister Vicki Obedkoff, United Church

May 28th  (Bike Month Event) 6PM, Bloor and Spadina 
Before Critical Mass | Minister Vicki Obedkoff, United Church

More info TBA

Thursday, February 04, 2010

Shredding Bike Lanes & More

This company (pictured during rush hour on Bay Street recently) likely holds the record for longest time in a bike lane, I think. Last year during bike week they clocked in at over 90 minutes during rush on College just west of University doing some shredding for the University of Toronto while parked in the bike lane.

Bike Lanes?
Just shred 'em.

Monday, February 01, 2010


focused, originally uploaded by Mr Kevino.
"Focus on where you want to go, not on what you fear." - A. Robbins

Scissor Markings