Happy Birthday! Toronto’s first bike lane turns 40

Happy Birthday! Toronto’s first bike lane turns 40 by Albert Koehl Toronto’s first bike lane is now 40 years old! When it was installed in the late summer of 1979 the bike lane on Poplar Plains Rd. might have signalled—despite … Continue reading

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The awkward opposition to the Bloor bike lanes

Illustration by Warren Wheeler for dandyhorse magazine. The awkward ‘opposition’ to the Bloor bike lanes What’s all the ABBA noise about? By Albert Koehl The dilemma faced by local merchants who oppose the Bloor bike lane was obvious to cycling … Continue reading

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How many cyclists have to be on Bloor for city councillors to make the bike lane permanent?

Do the numbers matter or is safety still trumped by cars, parking, and attitudes? by Albert Koehl and Chris Caputo Are the number of cyclists on Harbord and Bloor high enough to justify a bike lane on both streets? Are … Continue reading

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The Life and Times of Bicycle Bob

     Left – Bicycle Bob Date Unknown, Right – Bicycle Bob dressed as Moses on shore of St. Lawrence River, circa 1981. Photos courtesy of Robert Silverman. Cars, cars everywhere What a stink! Packed together Street by street Usurping … Continue reading

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Bloor Bike Lane: Catching up with the Bicyclists of 1896

Photo by Martin Reis from a Bells on Bloor ride. Bloor bike lane: catching up with the bicyclists of 1896  By Albert Koehl  How long did Toronto cyclists have to wait for bike lanes on Bloor?

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