How are Leasiders bridging the gaps in our local cycling network?
On several occasions I’ve written in this column that Leaside has “great cycling routes right on our doorstep.” When you consider the nearby valley trails, Mt. Pleasant Cemetery and the Beltline, and on-road protected routes …more
Why the Yonge complete street matters for Leaside
A new vision for our city streets is now here to stay. Following a positive staff report and the strong recommendation of the Infrastructure and Environment Committee, the mayor and 21 councillors listened to the …more
A “complete street” is coming to Leaside soon
If you’re concerned about road safety, you’ve likely heard about “complete streets.” Often described as “streets for people,” they are frequently prescribed for what ails our roadways. A more comprehensive definition comes from Toronto’s Complete …more
Here’s to a Cycling Network Plan for Leaside
Were you excited to learn that our Neighbourhood Transportation Plan was moving ahead? It was a hot topic at the most recent meeting of Cycle Don Valley Midtown, the local chapter of Cycle Toronto. Members …more
E-bikes rev up the fun for Leaside locals
E-bikes are predicted to be the future of low-carbon mobility, but for locals Carmen Jones and Leo Johnston, they are the present, and they are all about the fun! Just to be clear, we’re talking …more
Tour de Thorncliffe is back!
Building on the success of last summer, the Gateway Bike Hub, Women’s Cycling Network and Thorncliffe Park Autism Support Network (TPASN) are repeating the Tour de Thorncliffe bike-a-thon. The goal for 2022 is to raise …more
Ron Butcher cycles Leaside – and London
Ron Butcher fondly recalls cycling the streets of Leaside as a youngster. “My bike provided freedom, adventure and fun. I felt I could go any way and do anything. My school friends and I would …more
Could a Neighbourhood Bikeway work here?
The cycling column is back and I will pick up where I left off last October – Leaside is indeed in a sweet spot for cycling thanks to progress on several cycling projects. The Yonge …more
Cycling campaigns put Leaside in a sweet spot
Move365 Connect is a new initiative by Cycle Toronto, a registered charity advocating for a safe, healthy and vibrant cycling city for all. Until recently, those of us living north of Bloor could only look …more