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Commuters from around the City meet to ride together from start points and converge at Yonge and Bloor for 7:30a.m. City start points are staffed with ride coordinators and a Police escort. Riders will receive a free Bike Month 2012 t-shirt as well as complimentary breakfast at City Hall (while supplies last). This event is organized by the City of Toronto and Cycle Toronto (formerly the Toronto Cyclists Union).

Bike Month 2012 Group Commute & Pancake Breakfast | Cycle Toronto

..very tempted to go, though for me it’s a 1hr bicycle ride to High Park; then again, bike month is almost over and haven’t done anything.

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Mobstr - London

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Mobstr - London

(via utnereader)

The larger issue is that suburbanization as a social and cultural process is designed for a bygone era. The postwar years were a deeply unequal period of American history, and suburbanization reflected that, especially in terms of race. (via Sprawl Hits A Dead End - Politics - Utne Reader)
Redlining—segregating neighborhoods based on race—was federal policy through most of the postwar boom, and segregation remains a serious problem in many areas. But the 1950s and 1960s was also a time when the environmental impact of development was not really a consideration. With more and more people and local governments interested in transit, cycling, and walkability, car-dependent suburbs seem increasingly out of place. 

The larger issue is that suburbanization as a social and cultural process is designed for a bygone era. The postwar years were a deeply unequal period of American history, and suburbanization reflected that, especially in terms of race. (via Sprawl Hits A Dead End - Politics - Utne Reader)

Redlining—segregating neighborhoods based on race—was federal policy through most of the postwar boom, and segregation remains a serious problem in many areas. But the 1950s and 1960s was also a time when the environmental impact of development was not really a consideration. With more and more people and local governments interested in transit, cycling, and walkability, car-dependent suburbs seem increasingly out of place.