Over 1/3 of motorbikes in NYC bike lanes caught speeding

Over 1/3 of motorbikes in NYC bike lanes caught speeding

More than one-third of people riding motorized two-wheeleers on the Big Apple’s protected bike lanes and greenways speed dangerously, an analysis by The Post found. Although the city last week revved up its crackdown on dangerous driving by operating speed cameras round the clock, bike lanes remain severe safety hazards flooded with scofflaws on e-bikes, … Read more

Here are some of the most dangerous intersections in Toronto for cyclists

Here are some of the most dangerous intersections in Toronto for cyclists

Toronto isn’t exactly the safest city for bike riders, who are often met with construction, limited bike lanes, and abuse from drivers. While it is safe to say the city has done some work to promote safe cycling, there are still a number of areas across Toronto that are downright scary to bike through. We’ve rounded … Read more

Mike Layton joins Toronto city council exodus

Mike Layton joins Toronto city council exodus

After 12 years of pushing city hall to build bike lanes and fight climate change, Mike Layton is ready to move on. In a surprise announcement, the Ward 11 University-Rosedale city councillor, one of the most recognized faces in local politics, told the Star he will not seek re-election Oct. 24 and has no firm … Read more

Three migrant workers hit, one killed in St. Catharines cycling collision

Three migrant workers hit, one killed in St. Catharines cycling collision

A 36-year-old male cyclist was killed and two other cyclists injured after they were struck by a vehicle in west St. Catharines Monday night. Niagara Regional Police said Tuesday all three men are residents of Mexico who were living in St. Catharines and working at a local farm. Police said the three cyclists were struck … Read more

Toronto’s Taste of the Danforth could be in jeopardy

Toronto’s Taste of the Danforth could be in jeopardy

It’s so close, you can almost taste it. After a two-year pandemic hiatus, one of Toronto’s biggest street festival, The Taste of the Danforth is expected to make its comeback to the streets of Greektown during Aug. 5-7. Except festival organizers now say that might not happen. CaféTO, an invention of the pandemic, is a … Read more

Toronto’s Taste of the Danforth could be in jeopardy

Toronto’s Taste of the Danforth could be in jeopardy

It’s so close, you can almost taste it. After a two-year pandemic hiatus, one of Toronto’s biggest street festival, The Taste of the Danforth is expected to make its comeback to the streets of Greektown during Aug. 5-7. Except festival organizers now say that might not happen. CaféTO, an invention of the pandemic, is a … Read more

Bike lane change can happen where there’s political will

Bike lane change can happen where there’s political will

Travelling can give needed and overdue perspective on home, and visiting other cities reveals that Toronto is behind in some ways, but also not exceptional or alone. Currently I’m in Berlin, a city that, like Toronto, put in “pandemic-resilient infrastructure” in the form of new bike lanes that connect more of the city’s existing cycling … Read more

Shaw Street is Toronto’s first with more bikes than cars

Shaw Street is Toronto’s first with more bikes than cars

When we think of ways to improve Toronto’s cycling network, grand projects like the bike lanes across the city’s core on Bloor St. and Danforth Ave. might come to mind. The smaller, quieter changes that also improve road safety for cyclists tend to be underrated and under-celebrated. When we create a road with more bikes … Read more