Bring on the Data!


Image - Bloor Street Pilot Metrics 

Bring on the Data!
Story by Robert Zachowski

This story was originally posted on Robert's blog Two-Wheeled Politics

Throughout my years in cycling advocacy, I gained an understanding about how external factors such as budget funding, design guidelines, inspiration from other cities, and partnerships with residents, businesses, schools, and community groups can influence road safety improvements. Another area Toronto must improve on is data collection in determining how effective cycling projects are. During the Winter Cycling Congress in Montréal (see recap and Montréal cycling posts), I attended their “A Matter of Data” workshop to learn about data collection in Anchorage, Montréal, and Ottawa.

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Bike Spotting in the Yucatan Mexico


Bike Spotting in the Yucatan Mexico

Photos Lisa Logan
Text Andrew Frontini

Lisa and Andrew bike every day in Toronto and travel the world taking photos and, well, looking at other peoples bikes. Here are some observations from their recent trip to Mexico. Lisa is a photographer who contributes to dandyhorse.

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We’re all just a bunch of weirdos to Bruce McDonald

 Image courtesy of Shadow Shows

Review: Bruce McDonald's Weirdos

Written by Cayley James

You might ask yourself why a bike magazine is reviewing a film about two hitchhiking teens? Well: It was made by Toronto-based director, and cyclist, Bruce McDonald. And the film’s central themes of self discovery, self expression, exploration and escape are things we can really get behind here at dandyhorse. Plus, there’s a character named Beans who is seen early on riding a banana seat bicycle. That’s pretty cool.


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Charlie’s Freewheels Field Trips Part 2

Charlie’s Freewheels is a non-profit organization that teaches young people about bike mechanics through a free Build-a-Bike program for youth between the ages of 12-25.  In addition to teaching youth about building bikes, Charlie’s also provides young people with opportunities to gain confidence riding their bikes through weekly rides and road safety classes.
Image Courtesy of Charlie's Freewheels

In winter 2017 Charlie’s hosted a series of Winter Field Trips in an effort to introduce young people to different approaches to cycling.  These field trips included a trip to Schön Studio to learn about frame building, Fat Biking with Evergreen Bike Works  in the Don Valley, a trip to Joy Ride 150, and to the Milton Velodrome to watch the provincial races. Read part 1 here

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Charlie’s Freewheels Trips Part 1

Charlie’s FreeWheels is a non-profit organization that teaches young people about bike mechanics through a free Build-a-Bike program for youth between the ages of 12-25.  In addition to teaching youth about building bikes, Charlie’s also provides young people with opportunities to gain confidence riding their bikes through weekly rides and road safety classes.


All Images courtesy of Charlie's Freewheels 

In winter 2017 Charlie’s hosted a series of Winter Field Trips in an effort to introduce young people to different approaches to cycling.  These field trips included a trip to Schön Studio to learn about frame building, Fat Biking with Evergreen Bike Works  in the Don Valley, a trip to Joy Ride 150, and to the Milton Velodrome to watch the provincial races.

This is the first in a two part series on what participants Alma and Betty took away from their experiences participating in this program.


- Alix Aylen, Charlie's Freewheels Interim Executive Director

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