New Video: City Cyclist on bike parking
Rack’n'roll: Bike parking in Toronto not keeping up with the times
As the number of cyclists increases, the number of bike parking spots stays the same
Story by Alex Chronopoulos
Having trouble finding a spot to park your bike in Toronto?
It might be because the number of new, stand-alone, outdoor bike parking spots installed by the City has not increased in the last eight years.
Yet the number of cyclists in the city continues to rise. A recent estimate by the City of Toronto puts the cycling population at about 54% of the total, which would mean there are approximately 1.5 million people who ride a bike in this city.
The City’s street furniture department reports there are currently about 17,000 ring-and-posts, which is close to the same number that has been reported since as far back as 2006.
Photo by Chris Hardwicke
Story by Jenna Campbell
Toronto Centre for Active Transportation is hosting Complete Streets Forum 2014. The seventh annual event will take place at Daniels Spectrum on Oct. 6.
Roads are not just for motorists. TCAT has been promoting the concept of complete streets over the last several years — “complete” meaning “safe, accessible and enjoyable for everyone.”
The forum will gather community members, speakers and professionals to deliberate how roads across Ontario can satisfy the needs of cyclists, pedestrians and motorists alike.
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We think we have it bad in Toronto… in Hamburg even the dogs block the bike lane (which perhaps speaks to the comfort level of their bike lanes?). [H/T to The Local blog.]
Top 5 Bike Plans in Other Cities
By Alex Chronopoulos
As summer comes to an end so must our series “Bike Plans in Other Cities.” It’s been fantastic taking this virtual tour around the world and learning about what other cities are doing to promote and sustain biking as a primary source of transportation. To end, we’ve rounded up our “Top 5″ because, who doesn’t love a good list?
Please note that these Top 5 are based solely my own personal opinions. While I’d've loved to have visited each and every city on my bike, my decisions were based purely on my online research. This is in no way an exhaustive list of the best bike plans, nor is it based on actual riding experience in these cities. This series is a nod to the “Other Cities” spread in our current print issue (picture below.)