Councillor Joe Cressy announces the Tour de Bloor Passport at Bloor and Robert this morning, June 21, 2017.
Tour de Bloor Passport
New program shows new bike lane is a win-win for cyclists and merchants on Bloor
Story by Albert Koehl, photos by Jun Nogami
If a business opposes the Bloor pilot bike lane, does that mean it doesn’t want a cyclist’s business? It’s a question most merchants have probably never had to answer given the reigning political attitude that safe roads for cyclists are discretionary – a privilege to be granted or denied depending mostly upon motor traffic and parking impacts. The fate of the Bloor pilot bike lane will be determined by City Council in the early fall. In the meantime, an initiative by cycling groups to promote local businesses to the thousands of new cyclists on Bloor should help make the business question moot.
The Tour de Bloor Passport, which launches today, includes 75 businesses (including the ROM and HotDocs) along the Annex and Koreatown commercial areas of Bloor.
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The author's daugther, above, is already looking forward to Bike to School Week next year.
Bike to School Week 2017 is Becoming a Hallmark Bike Month Event
dandyhorse contributor Sonya Allin says Bike to School celebrations this year were better than ever due to more bike lanes downtown
Bike to School day has become a ritual at our downtown TDSB school (ALPHA Alternative.) This year 20 families participated in the annual group trek from Trinity Bellwoods park to the school gates. The trip has become something to look forward to for the families of ALPHA, and it offers a welcome occasion to reflect on the growth and change in our commute and community.
by Tammy Thorne ~ note: a shorter version of this story appears in NOW magazine ~
The City of Mississauga wants to know: Does Cycling Move You?
Rider statement: MIMI WARSHAW says "My mother does her thinking in the shower. I do mine on my bike."
dandyhorse is pleased to present the photo essay BikeFACE! by Marc Bernhard