Ward 29 Bikes meeting: Wednesday, February 29

By , February 27, 2012 6:25 pm

Our next regular organizing meeting is on Wednesday, February 29 at Timothy’s coffee shop in Carrot Common. We get started at 6 p.m. and usually wind up business before 8 p.m. This week’s agenda includes discussing a number of events and projects that we’re planning for the spring and summer. Please join us for the evening if you’d like to get involved. Contact us if you need more information.

Start seeing bicycles

By , February 16, 2012 2:18 pm

Start seeing bicycles bumper sticker

This bumper sticker was spotted offering practical advice in Ward 29’s Playter Estates neighbourhood on Monday night.

 

New signs on Pottery Road

By , February 10, 2012 11:56 pm

New signs on Pottery Road

When Pottery Road re-opened at the end of November, some drivers reported confusion about what the newly painted sharrows meant, with some thinking that the downhill lane was for bikes only. To help alleviate any confusion on Pottery Road, the City of Toronto has erected new signs to indicate that the lane is shared by cars and bikes, that bikes should ride down in the middle of the lane, and that drivers shouldn’t try to pass cyclists while going down the hill.

Because this kind of pavement marking is still relatively new, a lot of drivers and cyclists alike may not know exactly what to do when they encounter sharrows on the road. The City of Toronto has put together a FAQ explaining the ins and outs of sharrows. The City has also produced a video to introduce sharrows to all road users:

 

 

Public meeting: Toronto off-road trail improvements on Monday

By , February 2, 2012 2:09 pm

Map of potential trail improvements

The City of Toronto is hosting a public meeting on Monday, February 6, 2012 where staff will present their recommendations for additions to the city’s off-road cycling network. Although none of the proposed routes are in Ward 29, a number of them do plug gaps in the Don Valley trail system or make connections to other routes like the Gatineau Hydro Corridor. Staff’s final report will be submitted to the Public Works and Infrastructure Committee in March, and for final approval by City Council after that. We encourage all interested cyclists to attend the meeting on Monday evening to examine the planned improvements and talk to staff. Ward 29 Bikes representatives will be attending; look us up if you’re there.

Who: City of Toronto Staff and you!

What: New multi-use trails public meeting

Where: Northern District Public Library
40 Orchard View Boulevard (1 block north of Eglinton Ave, east of Yonge) (map)

When: 5:30–7:30 p.m., Monday, February 6, 2012

Map from the City of Toronto website.

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