The Bloor Street Bike Lane Project

September 27, 2013 in Uncategorized

Here is a little video we put together promoting bike lanes on Bloor. The thought is to have  a pilot project in 2014 for bike lanes from Sherbourne to Shaw, which would connect with the Shaw, Sherbourne, St George and Montrose bike lanes.

Enjoy and please share the video!

Pictures From Bells on Bloor 2013!

August 29, 2013 in Uncategorized

A big thanks to Martin for taking these fantastic pictures from the 2013 ride!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/martinreis/sets/72157633473704080/

Cycle Toronto Rides for Richmond Adelaide Protected Bike Lanes

June 2, 2013 in Uncategorized

Cycle Toronto is hosting a ride this Saturday, June 8 at noon to promote separated bike lanes for Richmond and Adelaide. Meet at St. James Park, Adelaide and Jarvis.

Additional information about the ride here.

A look at what is being proposed by City staff.

Coverage of this issue in the Toronto Star.

“On behalf of Cycle Toronto and cyclists in this great city, I’d like to invite you to the Cycle Toronto Rides for Richmond Adelaide Protected Bike Lanes, on Saturday June 8, 12 noon. We will be meeting at the northeast corner of St. James Park, Adelaide and Jarvis.

The ride will raise awareness of the need for protected bike lanes on Richmond and Adelaide and to support the City’s Environmental Assessment for those streets.

This family-friendly 6km ride will start and end at St. James Park at the corner of Jarvis and Adelaide, travelling east along Adelaide to Sherbourne and then loop back along Richmond. we will be following the rules of the road and will have marshals under control. We will also be notifying the police. We will do our utmost to follow all traffic laws and keep everyone safe.

We have a unique opportunity to build a long, connected route through the downtown core. We don’t want to miss this chance to finally get this important puzzle of the Toronto Bike Plan built. Toronto is falling behind other cities in North America which are quickly building hundreds of kilometres of protected bike lanes.

New York City ensured that they built hundreds of miles of bike lanes before they launched their bikesharing system this week. Meanwhile Toronto already has BIXI but has failed to keep up with building bike lanes. Transportation commissioner, Janette Sadik-Khan (NY Times):

“We didn’t just drop this bike share system in overnight,” she said. “We spent five years installing more than 350 miles of bike lanes.”

Thank you for supporting protected bike lanes. I hope to see you at the ride.”

Cycle and Sole Media Release

May 9, 2013 in Uncategorized

“Cyclists and Pedestrians Unite to Celebrate Mother’s Day – and Call for Safer Roads”

That is just a line from this years Media Release, read the entire release here.

A Few Days to Go!

May 7, 2013 in Uncategorized

Help us spread the word, only days remaining until our walks and rides on May 11th!  Check out how much fun our previous rides have been, below is a video from our 2007 ride.

 

NOW Magazine Writes About Bells on Bloor Founder

April 9, 2013 in Uncategorized

NOW Magazine has written a nice article about Albert Koehl, the founder of Bells on Bloor

Photo by Martin Reis, from NOW Magazine.

Plastic Flowers on Your Bicycles!

April 3, 2013 in Uncategorized

This year, in honour of our Mother’s Day theme, we are having a contest to see who has the nicest homemade flowers attached to their bikes.  There will be prizes for the best flowers!  Here is an example of how you can turn a plastic bag into a beautiful flower.

See you on May 11th!

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This Year’s Walking and Cycling Routes

March 22, 2013 in Uncategorized

Join us on Saturday, May 11, 2013 for a walk or ride with one of the participating groups. Since it will be Mother’s Day weekend, we are celebrating moms this year and again demanding greater safety for everyone on our roads.

Click on the ‘walking and cycling routes’ icon to find the best route for you!