Category Archives: Reviews

Parking a bicycle at Hamilton Centre Station

Hamilton Centre station a great example of an integrated transit terminal.  In a single facility there are GO Transit regional trains and buses, Greyhound and Coach Canada intercity buses, and Hamilton Street Railway local buses.  Having all these different agencies operate out of … Continue reading

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Richmond-Adelaide cycle track review

In November 2011, City of Toronto council voted to introduce separated bicycle lanes on Richmond Street, Adelaide Street, Simcoe Street and Peter Street, creating a continuous network of bicycle routes through the core of the city.  Prior to the Richmond-Adelaide bicycle … Continue reading

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Queen’s Quay Boulevard Cycle Track: Introducing Toronto’s new waterfront boulevard

On Friday June 19th 2015, Queens Quay Boulevard was officially re-opened.  Through years of design, consultation and construction, the street was transformed from an ordinary road to a grand boulevard. The project, led by Waterfront Toronto, was to completely redesign the central … Continue reading

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Review: Shaw Street Bicycle Lanes – Toronto

Toronto Bicycle Route 29 runs north-south from the Waterfront Trail to Davenport Road, along Shaw Street and Strachan Avenue. With a length of 5 km, it is the longest north-south bicycle route in the city centre. Shaw street was one-way … Continue reading

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The gold standard for bicycle route design – Utrecht, NL

The bicycle route between the inner city of Utrecht, the Netherlands and its outlying university is what I consider to be a perfect bicycle route.  As far as I can tell, it doesn’t have a specific name, but it consists of … Continue reading

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Introducing the Bikeway Report Card

I am planning to start reviewing bicycle routes, which got me thinking – what makes a good bicycle route? So after a bit of brainstorming, I came up with a series of categories that could be applied to any bicycle route to … Continue reading

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