dandyhorse has been chosen to receive a media award from the Toronto Professional Fire Fighters’ Association for our story (below), “Behind the scenes with firefighters on bikes.” How dandy is that?!
The story by former dandy web editor Alexandra Chronopoulos was based on her personal outlook and experience during our “Wheels on Fire” photo shoot with professional photographer Lisa Logan. dandyhorse magazine will be recognized in a ceremony on March 27.
Stay tuned to the dandyBLOG where you will be able to vote for this story (and others) to be featured in our upcoming BEST OF DANDYHORSE issue too!
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Tagged 2014, 2015, award, bike lanes, dandyhorse, Firefighters, foxy firefighters, fun, good habits, safety, safety first, safety meetings, Toronto Professional Firefighters Association, wheels on fire, winners
Delivering packages, saving the planet: a day in the life of bike messenger Austin Horse
Story by Tammy Thorne, photo by Takuya Sakamoto
~This story originally appeared in our Summer 2013 print issue aka the ‘safety’ issue. ~
Austin Horse is a rare breed: a professionally-sponsored bike messenger who recently spent two-and-a-half months on set as a stunt double for Joseph Gordon-Levitt in the Hollywood movie Premium Rush. He can usually be found biking up a mountain or racing other cyclists against crosstown traffic. If he wasn’t delivering packages, he says he’d be saving the world. And, well, he kind of is.
dandyhorse magazine asked one of the world’s fastest urban riders what he thinks would make city streets safer for cyclists and about his gig as a volunteer at the New York City–based not-for-profit group Time’s Up!
A busted bollard on Wellesley street after it was run over by a garbage truck. Photos by Jonah Brunet
Never mind the bollards
Garbage trucks + snow result in busted bollards in the bike lane
by dandyhorse staff
On February 12, a garbage truck moving east along Wellesley between Sherbourne and Parliament drove over several flexi-posts — also known as bollards — damaging most of the recently-installed bike lane separation devices. Apparently, driving into the bike lane is acceptable practice for garbage trucks when there is too much snow: If garbage collectors are unable to drag the large containers over the snowbanks, City bylaws allow them drive in the bike lane to do their job safely.
There has been quite a lot of snow, sure, but we wonder: Why weren’t the bike lanes cleared properly?
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Tagged bike lanes, bollards, City of Toronto, cycle track, Cycling Infrastructure, garbage trucks, Jacquelyn Hayward Gulati, parking in the bike lane, protected bike lanes, Sherbourne, snow clearance, Wellesley, Wellesley-Hoskin bike lane upgrades