Last week, Transportation Alternatives'
Deputy Director Noah Budnick visited Canada, stopping in Montreal,
Ottawa and Toronto. While in Toronto, TCAT setup meetings for Noah with
the City of Toronto and Metrolinx, a bike tour of Toronto, and Noah
also gave a public presentation on Thursday evening at the Centre for
Social Innovation. It was an opportunity for Toronto area
transportation practitioners and advocates (over 70 in attendance) to
learn about exciting new projects in New York City, and more
While it's clear that there's still lots of room for improvement in
Toronto's cycling environment, it's also important to celebrate newly
installed bike lanes. Come join the City in celebrating the completion
of one of Toronto's newest bike lanes: Royal York Road (from Delroy Drive to Mimico Creek).
Date: Tuesday, July 15th
Time: 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Location: East side of Royal York Road, at Castlebar Road.
Making Things Better Productions is throwing a concert to raise money
to buy exercise bikes from WE'LOBike, a non-profit organization that
retrofits used exercise bikes so they can produce energy for lighting
systems. These fundraised bikes will find a home in the Annex at the
Karma Co-op, a community foodstore and local environmentally-aware
The Group Commute was the launch event that started it all. Bike Month
began as bike to work day in 1988, and this initiative remains the
marquee event of Bike Month. Join cyclists from across the City on
Toronto's 19th annual Group Commute into the downtown core. It's a
great way to work up an appetite for the Cyclist's Breakfast happening
on Nathan Phillips Square at 8:30 a.m. An open air fair on the Square
will start at breakfast and remain ongoing into the day.