Only one thing is way more fun than watching a parade: being in a parade! Join Ward 29 Bikes in the 58th East York Canada Day Parade on Wednesday, July 1. This will be our sixth year in the parade and honestly, we have no idea how they kept it going for so long without … Continue reading Ride in the East York Canada Day Parade: Wednesday, July 1
Community Meeting #2 is TONIGHT!Wednesday, June 24, 20157:00 PM to 9:00 PM - 629 Eastern AvenueSome Concerns:1) 'Back Lot' is isolated from the community - will be difficult to police - not a public space - but rather a security guard protected private space; I think the space needs to be connected to the neighbourhood … Continue reading 8 Concerns around the StudioCentres’ proposed development at 629 Eastern Avenue.
By Michael HollowayWard 30 BikesMonday, June 22, 2015The image is a proposal to add a pedestrian crossing across Eastern Avenue at the bottom of Rushbrooke Avenue. What do you think?Image mark-up from a screen capture of a detail of the intersection via Toronto Maps v2 (http://map.toronto.ca/maps/map.jsp?app=TorontoMaps_v2&a=2%20Rushbrooke%20Ave)Eastern Avenue is a designed-for-speed Avenue with Bike Lanes on … Continue reading Eastern Avenue Pedestrian Crossing and Intersection Calming at Rushbrooke Avenue
By Michael HollowayWard 30 BikesSunday, June 21, 2015 This is part of a series of articles exploring the lost rivers of east Toronto, and how their still existing flows and stratification under the built form can be harnessed to more cheaply and more sustainably manage increases in the extent and regularity of extreme weather events … Continue reading Smart Centre’s 629 Eastern Development – Stormwater Management Opportunities
PWIC (Public Works Infrastructure Committee) unanimously approved the extension of the Richmond Adelaide cycle track pilot project to Parliament. Here's what was approved:1. Implementation of Richmond Adelaide pilot project extension to Parliament2. Investigation of upgrading Simcoe between Front and Queens Quay to protected bike lanes3. Investigation of upgrading Shutter Street and River Street bike lanes … Continue reading Richmond Adelaide pilot expansion moves one step closure to reality
Such great news to see local Councillors Paula Fletcher and Pam McConnell putting forward their support for east-west cycling connections east of Sherborne. With all the great news about the Richmond Adelaide pilot project success, we're thrilled to see focus on safe cycling infrastructure moving east. Read their letter to EYCC here
It's not a big piece of infrastructure, but sometimes the little things make a big difference to the ease and convenience of cycling. And that's really what keeps most of us on two wheels: it's quick and convenient. Biking really is the easiest way to get around our Ward, its faster, no waiting for transit, … Continue reading Advocacy in Action! Felstead Ave Cut Through
The new Queen's Quay layout is days away from being completed and fully opened to the public on June 19, 2015. For cyclists, this is particularly welcome news as the closure of the Martin Goodman Trail ("MGT") for years has left a significant gap in the cycling waterfront route. The good news is the new … Continue reading Queen’s Quay Redevelopment – Problems, Opportunities on Toronto’s new "Complete Street"
Join us for Bells on Danforth: A pedal-powered parade to celebrate cycling!Bells on Danforth returns for the fourth annual family-friendlyride across the Danforth. This year the ride reverses direction, starting at the Prince Edward Viaduct and riding east to the crossroads of the Danforth. RSVP on the event facebook page here. When: Gather at 10:30 a.m. … Continue reading Cycle Toronto Email Blast – June 3, 2015 – #BellsOnDanforth & #DanforthLovesBikes