Stolen Bike Toronto

It's inconvenient and it's frustrating but if you live in a city the likelihood of getting your bike stolen is real. New dandyhorse intern from Ryerson, Taylor Moyle, investigated just how easy and how often bikes get pinched in Toronto. This story was originally featured here.

Story and Video by Taylor Moyle 

Two thousand eight hundred and six.

As of Dec. 3, 2015, that’s how many bikes have been reported stolen for 2015 in the city of Toronto.

As with any large city, bikes theft is a problem. People steal bikes for a reason, whether it’s to make a quick buck or get a new ride for themselves it's happening every day. We wanted to find out how easy it was to steal a bike in Toronto. The results may surprise you.

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International Bike Spotting – Olga Haliuk

To help us get through the next couple of colder months, dandyhorse is profiling cyclists from around the world! Folks who love to cycle here in Toronto and further afield will give us insight into what it's like to cycle in their cities. Want to add your voice to the Bike Spotting series? Get in touch with us at: cayley@dandyhorsemagazine.com

Ola Haliuk at home with her road bike. 

Olga is an interior designer at the Toronto based design firm DIALOG. It embraces an interdisciplinary approach to its large scale projects and has team members with backgrounds as diverse as architecture, urban design and engineering. As an interior designer at DIALOG she works collaboratively with many of the firm’s disciplines on a variety of projects ranging from small retail design to larger- scale government ventures. When she isn't working Olga is on her bike. She was kind enough to sit down with dandyhorse and tell us how she gets around Toronto.

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Peter’s best and worst bike routes in Toronto for 2016

The Martin Goodman Trail is one of Peter's preferred bike routes (except for a small un-lit portion).

Peter’s best and worst bike routes in Toronto

dandyhorse contributor PETER HARTE has been reporting on his most RIGHTEOUS ROUTES and bike lanes on dandyhorsemagazine.com. HERE’S HIS 2016 RECAP!!

I’ve ridden my bike in Toronto for about 8 years, and have commuted more or less every day by bike for 6 of those years. When I go out in the evenings or on weekends I am 9 times out of 10 riding my bike, and so I feel like I have a personal relationship with the streets of this city – and a thorough understanding of what traffic conditions will be on any street at any given time. After writing about these various routes on dandyhorsemagazine.com, I have becomes a bit more aware of the quality of the pavement and bike lane infrastructure – about what is working and what’s not. Since I’ve been writing this column, I’ve been stopping, assessing, and documenting what, exactly, is making me prefer one route to another and I’ve enjoyed sharing my favourite routes in the hope that these stories may help other dandyhorse readers discover new, safer routes too.

My ratings are based on quality of roadway and safety of infrastructure.

Best

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International Bike Spotting – Angela Bischoff

Angela enjoying the new bike lanes on Bloor this winter. Photo by Cayley James.

To help us get through the next couple of colder months, dandyhorse is profiling cyclists from around the world! Folks who love to cycle here in Toronto and further afield will give us insight into what it's like to cycle in their cities. Want to add your voice to the Bike Spotting series? Get in touch with us at: cayley@dandyhorsemagazine.com

Angela Bischoff is Outreach Director for the Ontario Clean Air Alliance. Networker extraordinaire, she publishes two of Toronto’s finest e-newsletters – No Nukes News and T.O. Greenspiration Events.

Angela is also one of the original advocates for bike lanes on Bloor, and she held the banner high during the Bells on Bloor Victory lap this summer when the bike lane pilot project finally opened. dandyhorse asked her to be one of our few Toronto-based folks in our international bike spotting series this winter. Here's what she had to say about her relationship with the bicycle in Toronto.

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