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This #CyclingScienceSunday let's look at whether drivers look for cyclists while making turns.

TL;DR: Approximately half of drivers don't look for cyclists, even while turning across a bike lane.

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#LdnOnt #CycleWR #BikeTO
The authors used an eye-tracking headset with 19 participants who drove a set route in a retail/residential area of Toronto. The route included two turns off a major road with a bike lane (Bloor St.) onto other roads. Image
Turn 1 had a painted bike lane, while Turn 2 had a lane separated by parked cars that had a median with a bollard at the intersection. The parking ended 10m before the intersection. Image
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This #CyclingScienceSunday let's look at some things that prevent marginalized communities from biking, even where there is good infrastructure. 🧵

TL;DR: Racism, financial barriers, knowledge barriers, and spatial inequality.

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#LdnOnt #BikeTO #CycleWR
This study comes from Grenoble, France, which is a cycling-friendly city. The authors did 19 interviews with policymakers, residents with different identities, and bike service providers to identify barriers to cycling for people from marginalized communities.
From these interviews, the authors identified four main barriers to cycling: racism, financial barriers, information or knowledge barriers, and spatial inequalities.
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I've made an animation of every single @BikeShareTO trip made in 2020. Enjoy! #bikeTO
@BikeShareTO For anyone who is keen on some correlations: #biketo
@BikeShareTO This one is fun too: The colder it gets, the shorter and faster the trips. #bikeTO
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Today for #CyclingScienceSunday we're taking a look at the effect low-traffic neighbourhoods ("LTNs") have on car ownership.

TL;DR: Over 2 years, LTNs decrease car ownership by 6%, and cycle tracks decrease car ownership by 2%.

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#LdnOnt #BikeTO #CycleWR
The authors (@RachelAldred, @Urban_Turbo and Anna Goodman who I can't find on twitter), looked at car registration data from 2015-2019 to determine whether LTNs and other cycling infrastructure built in London, England impacted car ownership compared to other areas in the city.
Two years after a low-traffic neighbourhood was built, car ownership in that area had decreased by 6% (23 cars/vans per 1000) relative to other areas of the city. Likewise, where cycle tracks were built, car ownership decreased by 2% (7 cars/vans per 1000).
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@tommybj1950 @marcusbgee So many things to unpack in that tweet. Let's begin.

1) Toronto's population will grow 50% in the next quarter-century. You think streets are congested now? Try adding 50% more cars.

There just isn't enough room on the surface to fluidly move all those people & even more later. Image
@tommybj1950 @marcusbgee The only way to move today's population (+50% in a generation) is through space-efficient modes of transportation.

Walking, transit, cycling require up to 20× less pavement per person = therefore, must be prioritized.

This is not some #WarOnTheCar. It's basic geometry. Image
@tommybj1950 @marcusbgee A typical 4-car lane street has the capacity to move about 9,600 people/hour.

🚗🚗🚗🚗 = 9,600

Upgrade one car lane to a dual #bikeTO lane—its people-moving capacity explodes to 14,700!

🚗🚗🚗🚴‍♀️🚴🏾‍♂️ = 14,700

For the price of some concrete barriers, you get… 50% ⬆️ capacity.
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Here is a longer thread on why @RothmanLinda and I have been pushing for motor vehicle lane (moving or parking) closures during COVID-19 to facilitate #physicaldistancing for people who rely on sidewalks and bicycles for their essential transportation. #bikeTO #WalkTO 1/15
Councillor @m_layton last night let us know that city councillors were following city staff guidance-- it would appear official statement is closures are "not warranted". We are concerned key considerations have been overlooked in this determination of what is "warranted" 2/15
Along with this tweet thread 😉, we are drafting a letter to more clearly explain our concerns to @JohnTory @cityoftoronto @epdevilla and @TOPublicHealth and city councillors 3/15
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Want to keep the winter blues at bay when daylight savings ends? Come for a group ride with me and friends from @Ward32Spokes!
Nov 3 at 2pm
Meet at Ted Reeve Arena
Social ride at a conversation pace
Friends and family encouraged!
Bring a snack and a camera
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So rarely do we get to ride in a way that allows us to connect and engage with those riding around us. This ride is almost all on multi-use trails and is designed to allow for connection. Tell your friends, bring your family. Ride ahead or break off early! Completely casual.
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Stops to take photos and regroup will be encouraged. We'll take a longer break at the Tommy Thompson lighthouse for food and rest before turning around.

If the weather is nasty, we'll push to the next weekend.

I'll send a tweet confirming by 1pm on the day of
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#getoutside
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Action alert!📢Remember the Leslieville crash where a driver struck a young woman in the #Dundas bike lane, critically injuring her with horrific head injuries? Her name is Julia and SHE NEEDS YOUR HELP NOW. Please go to: gofundme.com/f/julia-rehabi…
#BikeTO #TOpoli #TODeadlyStreets
Here's the story if you don't remember: toronto.ctvnews.ca/cyclist-suffer… Julia was riding in the bike lane, doing nothing wrong, when a speeding driver struck her, nearly killing her. Maddeningly, no followup re driver's name or whether charges laid. #BikeTO #TODeadlyStreets #RoadViolence
Enabled by #TODeadlyStreets and lack of any physical protection, this driver inflicted: "two skull fractures, brain hemorrhaging, two arterial dissections resulting in multiple strokes, broken ribs, a broken collar bone, fractured bone fragments in her cheeks, a punctured lung...
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Ah yes, @RDiManno and @TorontoStar. Quite insightful. #RoadSafety advocates are fighting for *convenience* for vulnerable road users. After all, if planning an unexpected funeral isn't a bit inconvenient, we don't know WHAT is!

#RoadViolence #BikeTO #WalkTO #VisionZeroTO
Our member Kasia sometimes still thinks of how inconvenient it was to be handed her husband Tom's possessions in a paper bag, and then not only have to struggle against crushing grief herself, but also help her two children grieve their father. thestar.com/news/crime/201…
Our member David Stark also occasionally remembers the inconvenience of being handed his deeply beloved wife Erica's clothing, stained with blood. Their three boys, now that they think about it, do find it inconvenient that their loving mother is dead. bayview-news.com/2016/12/driver…
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Hey @NACTO #NACTO19. Before you fawn over Toronto's leadership, we have seen MANY pedestrians preventably killed in recent weeks. This woman, killed yesterday, might have been someone's mom. cp24.com/news/woman-str…
This one, Friday, someone's grandpa? toronto.citynews.ca/video/2019/09/…
Imagine sitting for days by the side of a dangerous arterial, holding a sign hoping for the hit-and-run driver who killed your vibrant, beloved daughter to come forward? Knowing there is still no crosswalk planned to address the TTC desire line? #NACTO19 thestar.com/news/gta/2019/…
#RoadViolence is so rampant and destructive that many have called for a state of emergency. thestar.com/news/gta/2018/…
#RoadViolence is unquestionably a clear, urgent #PublicHealthCrisis in this city. #NACTO19 cbc.ca/listen/live-ra…
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