Sunday, October 30, 2011

Toronto Bike Polo

P1120212 Toronto Bike Polo, originally uploaded by Martinho.

Late October 2011

Friday, October 28, 2011

Night Riddazz

_IGP7429 Night Riddazz, originally uploaded by Martinho.

Cycling Fatalities GTA

It's Just Business

For Councillor Denzil Minna-Wong being a bike union member is just a business expense, like pretending you care:

Occupy Toronto Day 13

Bike Messengers enjoy an empty Bay Street blocked off due to the Postal Worker Protest in support of Occupy TO.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Day Six Occupy TO

P1110748 Day Six Occupy TO, originally uploaded by Martinho.

The Revolution will arrive on Bicycle.

Postman vs Rabobank Racer

How The Dutch Got Their Cycle Paths

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Toronto Rail Path Community Shed Grand Opening

At noon on Saturday October 29 Friends of West Toronto Railpath will officially open the Community shed on Railpath at the Wallace Avenue Bridge. This shed was donated to the path to help residents promote cycling, community gardening, and other events such as movie nights and Nuit Blanche.

The Railpath and the shed were supported by Railpath Friend Hilary Bell who passed away this summer and was much beloved for her tireless community volunteerism. With the approval of her family the shed will be known as Hilary’s Shed, a nod to her work and he good natured and informal personality.

On the 29th the shed will be officially opened and in keeping with hopes for future use Bike Pirates will be present to offer free bike tuneups and information right on the Railpath for the afternoon. Bikes for donation can also be dropped off and the Bike Pirates will refurbish them and give them a new life. Intended to help with outreach by groups such as the Bike Pirates the shed has also been recently used by Not Far From The Tree, an organization that harvests fruit from residential trees and donates the results to the homeowners and food banks.

Drop by and say hello, make new friends, fix your bike, and even better donate a bike.

Bryant to publish book about his 'ordeal' with Penguin Canada

Thankfully there is a petition already to stop his insult to deadly injury.

Please sign it here:
Thank you.

Monday, October 17, 2011

The Best Ride Ever

P1110515, originally uploaded by Martinho.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Occupy Toronto (with a Miyata)

_IGP7064 Occupy Toronto, originally uploaded by Martinho.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Toronto Bike Plan Update 2007 & 2011

Toronto Bike Plan Update 2007, originally uploaded by Martinho.
Note: the 2011 figure will be reduced to about 111km once Pharmacy and Birchmount bike lane removal is complete.

Cyclist Collisions er 100,000 people (CBC)

Super Mario Kart On College!

P1100863, originally uploaded by Martinho.
Watch out for the Banana!

New Bike Boxes on Beverley & College

Plus added right hand turn restriction on red. Also like the sandwich board with info. Well done!
A cyclist was killed in downtown Ottawa on a suggested cycling route. My heart goes out to the family. May I suggest removing parking on that street and adding a bike lane? Especially given that parking is permitted during rush hour on that street! Looks like the City of Ottawa has a lot of explaining to do and is liable for the death. A few years ago the same happened to Ron Freeman on College street at Grace. Nothing was ever done to fix the problematic intersection which often has cars parking illegally in front of a bank. Update: the driver was given a $110 fine and two demerit points.  Keep on driving!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

New GM Ad Backfires

Response from to me GM on Twitter: "We're making changes to the campaign soon. We didn't mean any offense, thank you for flagging for us." 
A different view on the 'didn't mean any offense'

A Couple of Good Spoofs:
UPDATE: The ads will be pulled:

Monday, October 10, 2011

The Urban Repair Squad installs a Lego Bike Lane on Dupont Street at the same intersection where the City of Toronto recently removed it.

Recycle Your Ride

P1100896, originally uploaded by Martinho.

Saturday, October 08, 2011

Rush Hour On Pharmacy Avenue

Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Pharmacy Bike Lane Removed

5:50 PM Tuesday October 5, 2011
Comment by Marvin Macaraig on City of Toronto Cycling Facebook page: "Happy 1 Month Pharmacy Bike Lane Removal Anniversary!!! (Sarcasm) We should keep a running total of the days both lanes have been removed. In order to show the absurdity and wastefulness of this 'policy' decision. I was actually thinking of getting out on the street like how he did before the decision to ask residents about the removal. i.e., Traffic is not moving any faster, cyclists are still using Pharmacy and Birchmount, everything remains the same, except for the fact that if you are a cyclist your commute has become more dangerous over the last month."