The High Park Shot – from the dandy archive

The High Park Shot by Chimo Chan and Darren O'Donnell for issue 3 of dandyhorse, summer 2009.

NEW: Bike lanes on Bloor - Is there reason for (cautious) optimism?

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Happy Birthday! Toronto’s first bike lane turns 40

Happy Birthday!

Toronto’s first bike lane turns 40

by Albert Koehl

Toronto’s first bike lane is now 40 years old! When it was installed in the late summer of 1979 the bike lane on Poplar Plains Rd. might have signalled—despite its modest half-kilometre length—a readiness by City Hall to accommodate bicycles on its streets, but instead it simply presaged the long struggle that followed against motorists’ insatiable appetite for space.

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dandyhorse summer 2019 newsletter

dandyhorse summer 2019 newsletter

The dandyhorse newsletter is back in a new quarterly round-up format. Top news, and views on that news, from around the bike-o-sphere, right here - or right to your inbox if you prefer. All you have to do is sign up.

This edition recaps the active spring and summer months when we saw the bike plan re-issued, including a promise to finally extend the Bloor bike lanes both ways.

We also discuss what it means to be accountable, and we provide links to our favourite essays, including, "Was the Automotive Era a Terrible Mistake?" from the New Yorker. (Spoiler alert: The answer is, yes.)

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