Ride Safe an illustration by CTON

"Ride Safe," an illustration by CTON from issue 10. (PS If you want to subscribe to dandyhorse in 2018 you can subscribe for free to our newsletter at dandyhorsemagazine.com/newsletter)

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"A City for Everyone," a comic by Chimo Chan from issue 10

dandyhorse Q&A with Toronto's new chief planner Gregg Lintern

Bike Plan Plodding

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A City for Everyone Comic by Chimo Chan

From issue 10, a comic by Chimo Chan.

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The Scenic Route: Comic by Chimo Chan

dandyhorse Q&A with Toronto's new chief planner Gregg Lintern

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How to celebrate the restoration of your bike

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How to celebrate the restoration of your bike

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Chief planner says Yonge and Danforth good candidates for bike lanes

As Christopher Hume recently said, for planners everything hinges on what sort of city we have, what sort of city we want, and how to get from one to the other. And that is the challenge set out before the City of Toronto's new chief planner. Gregg Lintern - who has has spent his entire career planning the city - certainly has his work cut out for him, as city planning lands at the intersection of so many important conversations shaping the city – most importantly affordable housing and transit.

dandyhorse caught up with the chief planner to talk about how bikes fit into an efficient transit system as the city (continually) tries to grow up.

What projects are you most excited about that are happening right now in Toronto?

We need to continually ask ourselves what kind of city we want to be, and work to deliver a vision in real, tangible ways. Whether it be the new cycle track on Lakeshore Blvd. in Etobicoke that just opened, trying out new ideas like the King Street Pilot, or guiding development of complete communities along new planned transit lines -- what is exciting is that we are getting smarter about using finite public space, inducing more choice through design and making linkages between improving access and growing opportunity for more people across the city.

Do you believe bikes are part of an efficient transit system?

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Bechdel Tested does Bikes

Interview by Tammy Thorne

Bechdel Tested returns for the final edition of its second season with a cycling themed film and panel. This Earth Day they’ll be screening the critically acclaimed Wadjda, the first feature film ever directed by a woman in Saudi Arabia - the brilliant Haifaa al-Mansour. Preceding the film will be a panel discussion focusing on women in cycling featuring: Yvonne Bambrick (moderator) author of The Urban Cycling Survival Guide and co-founder of Cycle Toronto; Siva Vijenthira, former manager of education at Cycle Toronto and biking editor at Spacing; Nancy Smith Lea, director of Toronto Centre for Active Transportation; Hyedie Hashimoto, creator of the Toronto Cupcake Ride; and Claire McFarlane, founder of  The Bad Girls Bike Club and former dandyhorse editor.

dandyhorse caught up with the executive producer of Bechdel Tested, Erica Shiner. 

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