May 17, 2010
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Recent TCAT activities and news items:
- City Council Votes to Keep Bike Share and 2010 Bikeway Network Improvements, minus the University Avenue bike lane project
- Ontario’s NDP to table Canada’s first 3-foot bicycle passing law – May 18
- TCAT Director, Nancy Smith Lea, and Complete Streets Featured in Yonge Street Media
1. City Council Votes to Keep Bike Share and 2010 Bikeway Network Improvements, minus the University Avenue bike lane project
On Tuesday, May 11th, City Council approved the public bike share program by 33-8. The program will be run by Montreal’s Bixi and will start with 1,000 bikes at 80 stations located throughout the downtown. More information available in the Toronto Star and IBikeT.O.
Council went late into the night on Wednesday, May 12th in their debate about the Bikeway Network. The plan was finally approved by 26-8, but without the University Avenue pilot bike lane (picture available here). More information on the vote is available on IBikeT.O. and the City Council’s blog.
2. Ontario’s NDP to table Canada’s first 3-foot bicycle passing law – May 18
On Tuesday, May 18, NDP Transit critic Cheri DiNovo will introduce a private members bill requiring vehicle drivers to give at least 3-feet of clearance when passing.
So-called “3 foot laws” have been passed in more than ten U.S. states, and go a long way in educating drivers and making cycling safer in both urban and rural settings.
Cyclists and friends are invited to join in the launch of this Bill at Queen’s Park on Tuesday, May 18:
- 9:30 am – Rally for Safe Cycling – bring your bikes and your kids and show your support for a new provincial 3 foot law. Front Lawn of Ontario legislature.
- 10:00 am – Media conference. Queen’s Park Media Studio.
3. TCAT Director, Nancy Smith Lea, and Complete Streets Featured in Yonge Street Media
The most recent edition of Yonge Street Media features a story about TCAT and the Complete Streets Forum. Dylan Reid’s article, “Streets for everyone” offers a great overview of Complete Streets Policies and the region’s interest in their implementation.
- Bikechain events calendar
- Bike Events T.O., a joint project of Toronto Cyclists Union, Community Bicycle Network, and I Bike T.O.
- Biking Toronto events calendar
- City of Toronto cycling events
- Heritage Toronto Walks
- High Park Nature Centre
- Jane's Walk
- A Stroll in the Park
- Toronto Bruce Trail Club
- Toronto Field Naturalists
- Toronto Ornithological Club
If you know of other cycling or pedestrian related calendars to include, please let us know by e-mailing email@example.com
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