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Ward 27 & 28 Refer a Rider Campaign
gottle on Oct 30, 2014

Greetings Ward 27!

We have partnered with our southerly neighbours in Ward 28 to create a Refer a Rider campaign taking place until November 7.

As you know, Wards 27 and 28 have a vital role to play in Toronto's cycling community. Our neighbourhoods are in the heart of the city and provide an essential link between midtown and downtown. This area has so much potential for significant advancements in cycling infrastructure, but we need your help! In an attempt to restore advocacy activity in this crucial cycling corridor, we are asking that residents recruit their friends, family, neighbours, colleagues and classmates to support Cycle Toronto by joining as a member and/or making a donation. If we have more members and a vibrant advocacy group, we will have more influence when collaborating with local businesses, city planners, and politicians.

Please join through this link. By becoming a member or contributing to Cycle Toronto, you will be entered in a draw to win great prizes like a bike from Urbane cyclist, a Brooks saddle or a snazzy new headlight! Throughout the year, you will also have access to exclusive membership benefits and discounts. You will also help our community get one step closer to winning a bike repair rack or parking corral.

Thank you for your support!

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Ward 27/28 November Meeting
mark.romeril on Oct 20, 2014
5 November, 2014 - 19:00 - 20:30

Hi Everyone!

There will be a ward meeting at 7:00pm on November 5th at Chris Drew's condo building, located at 65 Scadding Ave (St Lawrence at the Park). If this is the first time you are hearing about the meeting and you would like to attend, rsvp to ward27@cycleto.ca. Give Chris a call at 647-284-1282 if you're having troubles finding the building, or the room.

At the end of July, we had a successful relaunch of the ward group and are hoping to carry that momentum forward as we continue to develop our priorities for the upcoming year.

It is the perfect time to re-engage or get involved for the first time. 

Hope to see you there.

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Ward 27 September Meeting
mark.romeril on Sep 23, 2014
24 September, 2014 - 18:30 - 19:30

Greetings Ward 27!

This is a reminder that we have a ward meeting tomorrow at 6:30 pm at the Artful Dodger Pub located at 10 Isabella St.I am pleased to announce that Ward 27 candidate, Alain Damours, will be joining us to share is vision for cycling as well as gain insight into the challenges for cyclists from our informed perspective. An overview of the meeting agenda can be found here.

If this is the first time you are hearing about the meeting and you would like to attend (and you are welcome to!), please reply to this address with a quick note so we can update our reservation numbers. 

At the end of July, we had a successful relaunch of the ward group and are hoping to carry that momentum forward as we continue to develop our priorities for the upcoming year. It is the perfect time to re-engage or get involved for the first time. Hope to see you there, Lyndsey        

 

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Ward 27 Meeting
mark.romeril on Jul 28, 2014
31 July, 2014 - 07:00 - 08:00

Hi everyone,

The doodle poll has closed, and the date for the next meeting has been selected.

We will be meeting on Thursday, July 31st at 7PM in front of the Ryerson Student Centre, 55 Gould Street. If you're unable to attend the meeting, minutes will be posted on the Ward 27 page. 

If needed, please contact chris@chrisdrew.ca for more information.

Thank you to everyone who participated.

Cheers,

 

Plan the Next Ward 27 Meeting!
mark.romeril on Jul 24, 2014

Hi everyone,

Some time has passed since ward 27 has held its last meeting - this is about to change! There are so many important and exciting things happening in ward 27 - come out to help set the agenda and direction for the future of advocacy in ward 27!

This is a doodle poll to find a date between July 28 and August 1st that works for the majority of people.

Possible items for discussion:

-More group rides!

-Engaging Student Body at Ryerson and Humber

-Programming for Open Streets TO in August

-Improvements to Wellesly corridor

-Bells on Bloor, Bells on Yonge

-Accessible connections to the Lower Don Recreation Trail

-Collaboration with Chariles Freewheels.

If you have questions or comments, contact chrisjamesdrew@gmail.com or mark.romeril@cycleto.ca

All the best!

M

 

 

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Public Meeting re Chorley Park Trail
Joseph R. Lee on Jun 9, 2014
9 June, 2014 - 18:30 - 21:00

There has been a groundswell of neighbourhood resistance to the city's planned multi-use trail to connect Chorley Park (and the Rosedale neighbourhood) to the Beltline Trail and Moore Park Ravine (and the Brickworks).
The 'Stop the Chorley Park Switchbacks' campaign has succeeded in getting the city to consider other options, including making the trail narrower and steeper, or scrapping the plan altogether.
Pro-cycling voices are needed at the meeting!
Monday June 9th, Rosedale United Church (159 Roxborough Drive), 6:30 - 9:00 p.m..

Bay and Davenport intersection issues
Yarjka on May 20, 2014

Concerning the updated bicycle markings at the Bay/Davenport intersection:

Lining up the bicycles to the right of a right-turn only lane when turning from Bay onto Davenport seems particularly dangerous. I have been successfully lining up to the right of cars in the left-turn lane, but this does pose a danger if a bus comes up in the right-turn lane, since they are allowed to turn left from there, placing the bicycle in a precarious position. Thankfully, there is a 2- or 3-second delay on the lights allowing an alert bicyclist to get a head start on traffic and get away from it all, but this involves breaking the law (which I might already be breaking by lining up in the left lane instead of the bike lane?). To me, this seems like a logical intersection for an advanced stop line for bicyclists and a dedicated bicycle/pedestrian phase for the lights. In its current set-up, the intersection seems like a disaster waiting to happen.

I posted some time ago on this issue on reddit (http://www.reddit.com/r/torontobiking/comments/1sp1ze/bay_and_davenport_...), but I wanted to bring it to the attention of a wider audience now that I have seen some confusion at this intersection on the part of cyclists and drivers, and the fact that my solution consists of going through a red light, which I'd prefer not to have to do. Is there anything that can be done to fix this problem?

March Meeting
Genessa on Mar 4, 2014
11 March, 2014 - 19:00 - 21:00

Join us at Elephant & Castle pub at Yonge and Gerrard for our monthly meeting, Tuesday March 11th at 7pm.

 

We will be going over:

planning for our Bike Month event

audit schedule

discussing the upcoming election

a few joint efforts with other ward groups.

 

Hope you can join us this Tuesday.

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Invitation to ward advocates: Thursday Feb 27, 6-8pm - What's New with Bikes and Schools
Kristin Schwartz on Feb 19, 2014

Greetings ward advocates - I coordinate the Bike to School Project with Cycle Toronto, CultureLink and our partners. Many times I've been asked by cycling advocates about how to "involve students" or "connect with schools".

To help answer this question, I've worked with Jared to organize an event on Thursday Feb 27 at CultureLink (Dundas West and Bloor). Our presenters are from neighbourhoods across Toronto. They will share stories about successful collaborations that advance cycling and we'll have time for breakout groups as well to plan and brainstorm in a more focused way. All the details are here:

http://cycleto.ca/event/2014/01/17/whats-new-bikes-and-schools

and you can register here: http://www.eventbrite.ca/e/whats-new-with-bikes-and-schools-in-toronto-registration-10426992415

Hope to see some of you there!

Kristin Schwartz

P.S. I know it's the same date and time as the Argyle meeting - unfortunately we had booked this long before that meeting was publicly announced. Go Argyle contraflow! Did you know that students at Central Commerce Collegiate wrote letters and deputed for the Shaw Street contraflow lane? It all helps!

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First Meeting of the Year
Genessa on Jan 10, 2014
4 February, 2014 - 19:00 - 21:00

Our first meeting of the year will be on February 4th at 7pm located at the Elephant and Castle at Yonge and Gerrard. Please come out and help keep the momentum going for Ward 27 in 2014.

We are looking for help with plans for Bike Month event, the Yonge Street working group, Neighbourhood Bike Audits schedule, and Bike Lanes on Bloor.

https://www.facebook.com/events/689838277726909/?previousaction=join&source=1


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