A bright future for cycling: Report back from Ontario By Bike’s Cycle Tourism Conference

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Photos by David Keogh

By Bryen Dunn

As infrastructure investment grows, cycling organizations are upbeat about the future. That sense of optimism infused last month's Cycle Tourism conference held here in Toronto by Ontario By Bike. It was attended by cycling enthusiasts, advocates and activists who engaged in conversations and presentations about cycling infrastructure, new developments, and best practice initiatives. (Be sure to check out this week's Ontario Bike Summit for even more cycling news from the provincial government.)

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From the Horse’s Mouth: Councillor Janet Davis on improving cycling in Ward 31

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From the Horse's Mouth: Councillor Janet Davis on improving cycling in Ward 31

In our latest installment of From the Horse's Mouth, we asked bike-friendly councillor Janet Davis what she's doing to improve cycling in East York and beyond.

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April 18 Open House to view streetscape greening plans for Bloor between Bathurst and Spadina

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What: Community open house and drop-in for the Bloor Street sidewalk resurfacing and streetscaping project

When: Monday, April 18, 2016, from 4 - 8 p.m.

Where: Markham House, 610 Markham Street

Who: Members of the Bloor Annex BIA, Councillor Joe Cressy, and City staff invite the public - you! - to review detailed plans and learn more about the streetscape improvements that will be taking place in 2018.

Why is this dandy? (Hint: More bike parking!)

The project will include the following:

  • Replacement of existing curb and damaged sidewalks.
  • Installation of four side street parkettes. These new landscape treatments include seating, trees, plantings, bike rings, and public art on Howland Avenue, Brunswick Avenue, Major Street and Robert Street. The parkettes will be constructed by City-approved contractors and maintained by the Bloor Annex BIA.
  • Replacement of 35 raised tree planters with new in-ground trees protected by metal tree guards
  • Installation of additional bike parking and accessibility improvements

For more information, please contact:

Antonella Nicaso, Capital Projects Co-ordinator and Streetscape Designer

Phone: 416.392.1817 Email: anicaso@toronto.ca

or, Joe Cressy, City Councillor Ward 20, Trinity-Spadina

Phone: 416.392.4044 Email: councillor_cressy@toronto.ca

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Another small step for bike lanes on Bloor

Bike Spotting: Do you Shop by Bike?

Bike lanes on Bloor Deja Vu

Bike lanes on Bloor on the back burner again?

Bike Spotting at Bloor and St. George: Do we need bike lanes on Bloor?

Bike lanes on Bloor: an update

Bikes Are Good For Business

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Photoblog: Green Living Show 2016

Electric-powered biking is popular again this year with lightweight, portable, and anti-theft innovations that are made for Toronto cyclists.

It isn't too late to check out the 2016 Green Living Show, Sunday, April 17 is the last day to take advantage of show sales at the Metro Hall between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.

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Flashback Friday: Potholes in Bloom

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Photo by Matt Talsma

Flashback Friday: Potholes in Bloom

As we launch our Instagram page (@dandyhorsemagazine), we're having a creative pothole photo contest. Tag dandyhorse in your funny, alarming, thought-provoking or otherwise interesting pothole photos for a chance to win a free tune-up ($70 value) from Sweet Pete's Bike shop! Don't forget to geo-tag your photos so we know where the pothole is. We'll be announcing the winner on May 9 so be sure to post your pothole pic before then!

You can also call 311 or tweet to @311 to report a dangerous pothole in Toronto and to have it filled.

Related on the dandyBLOG:

Pothole Patrol: How You Can Make Toronto's Streets Safer

Potholes bloom in spring: Cracks are whack

April 2016 Newsletter

 

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