Spotted: Lift Lock and Town Clock Designer Bike Racks

What: Lift Lock and Town Clock (actually Market Hall) Designer Bike Racks in Peterborough, Ontario.

Where: At The City Hall on George Street.

Why we think it's dandy: It's wonderful when heritage and art can be combined in one project and even better when that project happens to benefit cyclists. (Yay, more bike parking!) Well done Peterborough! PS Did you know that the Lift Lock became the highest hydraulic lift in the world when it opened to great fanfare in 1904? You can read more about the new racks in the Peterborough Examiner.


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dandyhorse newsletter

The dandyhorse newsletter is here! In this issue, we recap everything we've reported on for the last part of the summer and the beginning of fall. We've got the latest on the Bloor bike lane debate too.

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Photo above by Vic Gedris.

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Spotted: The Need for More Bike Parking

Spotted: Jam-Packed Bike Parking

What: Busy bike racks.

Where: The Art Gallery of Ontario and 401 Richmond.

Why we think it's dandy: Overflowing bike racks remind us of the number of riders in the city and the need for infrastructure to keep up with the demand.

Also: Ontario's Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport, Eleanor McMahon, recently announced new funds for new bike parking at cultural destinations, like the AGO (seen above).

See Metro's article.

Submission by Amanda Giacomazzo.

Repurposing some nearby infrastructure. Pro Tip: Check to make sure the street sign is securely in the ground before locking your steed to it (on the sidewalk side, not the traffic side which can result in the dreaded 'taco wheel'.)

Getting creative by going vertical outside of 401 Richmond, a cultural creative hub for Toronto's artists downtown.

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Toronto Bike Plan Implementation Tracking as of September 2017

2016-2025 Tracking Implementation Table 2016-2017 

For Context Read: Meet the New Plan, Same as the Old Plan? 


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