Media

This page serves as a portfolio of media coverage outside of the Two Wheeled Politics blog. Most of the articles listed are from Dandyhorse Magazine, which I am a regular contributor, but other media sources will also be listed as they come up.

Bloor West / Parkdale Villager

Toronto cycling advocates want Bloor bike lanes extended west (September 16, 2017) - Ahead of the "Bloor Bikes West" event on September 18, 2017 (link to Dandyhorse article), I was interviewed by the Bloor West Villager's Aaron D'Andrea with fellow advocates Helen Qu and Hyedie Hashimoto on why we support extending the Bloor bike lanes west.

Residents weigh in on Fort York bridge designs (June 3, 2015) - On June 2, 2015, I attended a consultation about the Fort York Pedestrian & Cycling Bridge. I was quoted by the Parkdale Villager's Hilary Caton about the bridge design. Some feedback fellow advocate Herb van den Dool and I provided at the event prompted the planners to include us for subsequent consultations to ensure the concerns of cyclists were addressed with the project.

Metro News

First Bloor, then Yonge: Toronto cyclists eye Yonge Street as next bike lane battleground (August 9, 2016) - To follow up on the momentum from the Bloor Loves Bikes campaign, I was interviewed by Luke Simcoe about my ride on Yonge Street in July 2016 from Queen's Quay to Steeles. It includes a section by section breakdown of that street and why bike lanes are needed.

GreenPAC

Jarvis to Bloor - A Cycling Advocate's Reflection (August 2, 2016) - GreenPAC is a non-partisan organization which promotes environmental leadership, including endorsing pro environment candidates for office. For their blog, I contributed a post on how cycling advocacy can play a role in fighting climate change.

Parkdale Village BIA


Spring into Parkdale Sidewalk Festival Huge Success! (May 12, 2016) - On May 7, 2016, the Parkdale Village BIA hosted their 4th Annual "Spring Into Parkdale" street festival. It featured neighbourhood shops, street vendors, musical performances, children's activities, and a Jane's Walk. I was responsible for doing photography for this event.

Dandyhorse Magazine

Bring on the bike lane brigade (August 16, 2017) - Since June 2017, Toronto parking enforcement officer Kyle Ashley has been making headlines for his campaign to ticket vehicles blocking bike lanes. I had the chance to interview Kyle about his efforts, some data and trends, and the role of parking enforcement in achieving Vision Zero.

Let's Talk About Laneways (July 26, 2017) - Originally posted here, this post discusses the Canadian Urban Institute's "Laneways as Bikeways" project and why laneways are no substitute for a real bike lane network.

Bringing Cyclists Together in Ward 28 (May 8, 2017) - On May 4, 2017, Cycle Toronto Ward 28 hosted a cycling town hall which was inspired by similar events in Ward 14 last year annd Ward 30 in 2013. Roughly 30 community members braved the rain to hear about cycling from representatives of all three levels of government, city staff, and various community groups.

Winter Cycling Congress Recap (February 14, 2017) - Reposted from this blog, it discussed the 5th Winter Cycling Congress in Montréal, which was the first international cycling conference I attended. Related articles on data collection and cycling in Montréal were also reposted there.

Get Ajax Moving (September 12, 2016) - A reworded version of a piece originally posted here, it discusses a bike trip done around Ajax to learn more about their cycling facilities and how they can serve as inspiration for Toronto. The trip was 48 kilometres from Ajax GO station to Rouge Hill GO station.

Would you mind the Woodbine? (July 17, 2016) - Originally posted here but revised given the commenting period had passed, this piece discusses the Woodbine bike lanes expected to be installed in fall 2016 pending approval by the Public Works and Infrastructure Committee and City Council.

Bells on Danforth Recap 2016 (June 26, 2016) - On June 25, 2016, over 500 people took part in the fifth annual Bells on Danforth ride, which celebrated the revival of a study for bike lanes on Danforth Avenue earlier that month. The ride went from Prince Edward Viaduct Parkette (just before the Don Valley) to Danforth Road in Scarborough.

Green Transportation Means More Green for Local Businesses in Ward 14 (April 12, 2016) - This article written by Nicolle White was about the Parkdale-Roncesvalles Cycling Town Hall, which was held on April 7, 2016 at the Parkdale Library. I was the event's lead organizer, which saw about 50 people in attendance including representatives from all three levels of government, as well as the City of Toronto's Cycling Unit. The Parkdale Villager and Metro News also covered the town hall; citing the low percentage of people arriving in Parkdale by car.

2016 Toronto Bike Awards recap (February 27, 2016) - On February 24, 2016, the City of Toronto and Cycle Toronto hosted the annual "Toronto Bike Awards", which recognizes businesses and individuals for their contributions to Toronto's cycling community. The event's star was Constable Hugh Smith, recipient of Cycle Toronto's first ever Lifetime Achievement Award for starting Toronto Police's first bicycle unit in 1989 and helping draft cyclist friendly legislation.

dandyEATS: Late night lattés with Robert Zaichkowski (February 4, 2016) - Each year, Dandyhorse does a series featuring cyclists providing winter cycling tips. For this series, they asked cyclists to also discuss a local restaurant or café. I reviewed "Coffee and All That Jazz" at Roncesvalles and Howard Park, which is one of the few independent cafés in Toronto open after 7:00 PM and offers great lattés and pastries.

Comment on West Toronto Railpath Extension before February 15 (February 2, 2016) - The West Toronto Railpath is a multi-use path which currently runs along the Kitchener GO line from Cariboo Street to Dundas Street West. The environmental assessment to extend the Railpath south to Abell Street was released in January. This article summarized the key findings of the environmental assessment and served as a call to action to provide comments.

Bikes are good for business: New Lansdowne bike lane announced at Cycle Toronto Ward 18 event (published January 20, 2016) - On January 14, 2016, the Cycle Toronto Ward 18 group hosted the "Bike Lanes Mean Business" event. The purpose was to help build the business case for bike lanes on Bloor and featured speakers such as Yvonne Bambrick (author of Urban Cycling Survival Guide), Councillor Ana Bailao, Matthew Lynch (Toronto Cycling Think & Do Tank), Nancy Smith Lea (Toronto Centre for Active Transportation), Liza Lukashevsky (Bloordale BIA), and Jared Kolb (Cycle Toronto).

Dandyhorse bike raffle party brings good cheer to the end of the year (January 1, 2016) - To mark my Dandyhorse debut as a regular contributor, I brought my new camera (a Canon EOS Rebel T5) to Dandyhorse's year end party for contributors held at the Emmet Ray on College Street. This post contains some photography I took at the event.

Connecting Parkdale to the Waterfront (August 11, 2014) - My first contribution to Dandyhorse Magazine was done with Laura Pin, then the Captain of the Cycle Toronto Ward 14 Advocacy Group. It discussed the challenges of providing Parkdale residents safe access to the Waterfront and Martin Goodman Trail.