I have always been an avid cyclist. I had lots of fun participating in the group ride to City Hall on Monday May 31. Thanks to “Ward 29 Bikes” I learned how extensive the resources are for Toronto Cyclists.
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Ward 29 Bikes reminds us that:
“Ward 29 is home to Carrot Common, the East York Civic Centre, and more cycling than you can shake a spoke at. Encircled by Coxwell and Danforth Avenues and the Don Valley, Ward 29 houses some of the best riding in the city. Cycling attractions in or adjacent to the ward include the Don Valley Brickworks, Crothers Woods, and a large chunk of the Don Valley trail system. The ward currently has just 3 km of bike lanes: an east-west stretch along Cosburn Avenue from Broadview to Coxwell (and continuing through Ward 30 to east of Woodbine).” Continue reading
If bike sharing in Toronto, bike rentals and a consciousness of biking is to succeed Torontonians do need places to ride. The issue of bike lanes has been part of Toronto politics for many years. Despite this level of interest 1/3 of councillors missed the crucial vote. Pay attention to who your councillors voted (if they bothered):
Friday, May 14, 2010
Third of councillors skip bike-lane vote
Natalie Alcoba, National Post
Brett Gundlock, National Post Files
More than one-third of city council missed the vote on Wednesday that killed a proposal to create bike lanes on University Avenue. Continue reading
Bike sharing in Barcelona
Toronto City Council has made a deal with a Montreal company to provide a bike share service for Torontonians. Bike sharing is a good idea – whose time had come a long time ago. You will find bike rentals and sharing in European cities. I was recently in Beijeng and noted that bikes and bike rentals play a major role in moving people around the city.
What follows is a summary from the National Post. Continue reading