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September 2019

Ride for Safe Streets, cycling infrastructure progress, Bloor and Danforth Loves Bikes website updates, and more!

Join us for the Ride for Safe Streets, presented by Bike Law Canada, on September 21st, 2019!


Ride for Safe Streets
Cycling infrastructure in Toronto: Where are we now?
Bloor Loves Bikes
Danforth Loves Bikes
Submission to MTO on electric-style kick scooters
Summer events recap
Job posting: Executive Director
Federal election

Business Member Profile: Intelliware
Upcoming events

Ride for Safe Streets

There are less than 50 spots left for the Ride for Safe Streets presented by Bike Law Canada. This is an escorted ride that provides a special chance to ride along some of Toronto’s busiest streets in total tranquility. The weather forecast is looking promising, we have delicious food from the Regent Park Catering Collective, and the reception will be licensed in the new end point at the Polish Combatants Hall. If you can’t make it to the ride, but want to support all the other great work you’ll read about below, please consider making a donation. $30 or more and we’ll include a membership.

Register to Ride for Safe Streets!

Cycling infrastructure in Toronto: where are we now?

Highlight of cycling infrastructrure proposed

There is a lot happening on cycling infrastructure in Toronto right now. Want to learn more? We have a megapost with information on the status of the Bloor St W extension, Danforth Ave pilot project bike lanes and Complete Street study, Eglinton Ave LRT, Oakwood neighbourhood connections, and more!

Read more

Bloor Loves Bikes

We've updated the Bloor Loves Bikes webpage with new information and graphics and updated our pledge page, too!

Want to help out? Sign and share the pledge - let's make sure the Bloor St bike lanes get extended to High Park!

Sign the pledge!

Danforth Loves Bikes

We've also updated the Danforth Loves Bikes webpage! This webpage has updated information and a map of the proposed bike lane pilot project.

Want to help out? Sign and share the pledge!

Sign the pledge!

Cycle Toronto submission to MTO on electric-style kick scooters

The Ministry of Transportation recently put out recommendations for a 5 year kick-style e-scooter pilot across Ontario. Cycle Toronto supports active and e-mobility and we think this could be a positive thing for Toronto as long as the City of Toronto has the right supports and regulations in place. Read more about our position here:

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Summer events recap

The crew at Open Streets TO on August 18

What an amazing summer we had! We kicked off the season with the 30th annual Bike to Work Day where hundreds of cyclists rode together to Nathan Phillips Square for a pancake breakfast. We led a ride to Open Streets TO from the Gateway Bicycle Hub. We also participated in the 10th (and final!) Toronto Bicycle Music Festival ride from Bell Manor Park to Trinity Bellwoods where there were musical performances from Boon’s Goon, Dream Soda, Abigail Lapell and Communism.

As we’ve done in past years, we provided Bike Valet at the monthly Movie Night in Trinity Bellwoods in June, July and August. New this year, we provided Bike Valet at the weekly Christie Pits Film Festival hosted by the Toronto Outdoor Picture Show.

Lastly, we participated in Open Streets in both August and September! We hosted a bike ride from Thorncliffe and Flemingdon Park on August 18 and we also tabled on September 15.

Job Posting: Executive Director

Cycle Toronto’s Board of Directors recently opened its application process for a permanent Executive Director. The deadline to apply is October 6.

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Please note that in a previous mailing, we provided the incorrect deadline for submission. The correct deadline is October 6. We regret the error.

Federal Election

Canada’s next Federal election happens on October 21. While we are primarily focused on the City of Toronto, Toronto MPs can help influence the conversation about prioritizing infrastructure projects, particularly ones that help meet the nation’s climate goals. Ask your MP candidates if they support a national cycling strategy and what they will do to ensure building infrastructure like high quality bike lanes and transit is prioritized and funded in our dense urban centres.

Business Member Profile: Intelliware

Intelliware Development, a Toronto-based leader in Agile software development, is proud of its strong cycling culture. Intelliware encourages cycle commuting by providing a number of facilities, including a secure bike parking area, showers, towel service, lockers, and a repair area. Intelliware has hosted a variety of cycling events, including the Cycle Toronto “Safe Cycling” workshop and a well-attended Bike Month Commuter Station.

With 25+ years of experience using Agile development practices, Intelliware delivers high-quality software solutions to a wide range of Toronto-based organizations. Intelliware is hiring! If you are interested in joining their technically-focused, dynamic team and want to work in a productive, collaborative, bike-friendly environment, please click here.

NEWSFLASH: cycling in the news

  • Thursday, September 19, 3:30-5:30 PM: Bike Repair Clinic, Eastview Neighbourhood Community Centre, 86 Blake St
  • Sunday, September 22, 10:00 AM-2:00 PM: Experience the Meadoway! Benshire Dr and Gatineau Hydro Corridor
  • Wednesday, September 25
  • Thursday, September 26, 3:30-5:30 PM: Bike Repair Clinic, Eastview Neighbourhood Community Centre, 86 Blake St
  • Wednesday, October 2
  • Thursday, October 3, 3:30-5:30 PM: Bike Repair Clinic, Eastview Neighbourhood Community Centre, 86 Blake St
  • Tuesday, October 8, 7:00-9:00 PM: Etobicoke South Cycling Committee Meeting, LAMP Community Health Centre, 185 Fifth St
  • Wednesday, October 9, 6:30-8:30: Toronto Centre Ward Advocacy Meeting, Regent Park Community Centre, 402 Shuter St

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