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Ontario Legislation Good News for Cyclists

Omnibus legislation to result in safer roads for all users  “Keeping Ontario’s Roads Safe Act” fulfills recommendations from 2012 Ontario Coroner’s Cycling Death Review (TORONTO – March 17, 2014) – The Share the Road Cycling Coalition today welcomed the tabling of the “Keeping Ontario’s Roads Safe Act” in the Ontario Legislature as an important step forward … Continue reading

I love this bike …

Integration of Bicycling and Walking Facilities into the Infrastructure of Urban Communities

Interesting study from Mineta Transportation Institute: http://transweb.sjsu.edu/PDFs/research/2906-Bicycling-and-Walking-Facilities-Urban-Communities.pdf 12. Separation of Bicycling and Walking Infrastructure – Just as automobiles typically move at two to four times the speed of bicycles, bicycles typically move at two to five times the speed of walking. Consequently, for reasons of safety and convenience, bicycling and walking should be treated as … Continue reading

Mike Maryland Symposium 2012 – William Atkinson

http://www.trailtowns.org/ Overview The Great Allegheny Passage has taken this region by storm: An estimated 800,000 trips are taken on the GAP annually. Over $40 million in direct annual spending is attributed to trail user spending. Trail-related businesses pay out $7.5 million in wages each year to accommodate trail generated business. Since 2007, there’s been an … Continue reading

Metrolinx Partnership Program

http://www.metrolinx.com/en/aboutus/inthecommunity/community_initiatives.aspx Partnerships Program Metrolinx has two programs through which it offers support for projects related to transit and transportation in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA): the Strategic Partnerships Program and the Community Partnerships Program. Strategic Partnerships Metrolinx is bringing about a new era of integrated and improved transportation in the Greater Toronto and … Continue reading

Open Streets Guide

http://peoplepoweredmovement.org/site/images/uploads/Open%20Streets%20Guide%20For%20Print-2-16-12.pdf The Open Streets Project is an ongoing collaboration between the Alliance for Biking & Walking (Alliance) and The Street Plans Collaborative (Street Plans). The goal of the project is to share information about open streets and increase the number,

Problems with multipurpose pathways

Although I don’t agree with the conclusion of the author, I agree with the problem definition. Multipurpose pathways are a half-baked solution. http://blogs.crikey.com.au/theurbanist/2012/02/19/can-cyclists-and-pedestrians-share-public-space/

Car-Free Streets in Toronto – Approved!

Quoting from TCAT newsletter: 5. Car-Free Streets on University Campuses Approved Earlier this month, Toronto City Council approved plans to make pedestrian streets on the University of Toronto and Ryerson University campus permanent for at least the next five years. Parts of Gould and Victoria Streets on the Ryerson campus, and part of Willcocks Street … Continue reading

Cycling In The Netherlands

A very nice report on cycling achievements in the Netherlands. http://www.fietsberaad.nl/library/repository/bestanden/CyclingintheNetherlands2009.pdf

Dedicated Bike Lanes Reduce Risk of Accidents

When bike safety researchers reviewed the limited data available, the evidence suggested that designated bike lanes and bike paths do indeed reduce the risk of bicycle accidents and injuries. New York City saw a 40 to 50 percent reduction in accidents as dedicated bike lanes were added. Read more: http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/589652#ixzz1mqhlqo3W

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