Toronto Tuesday: How Toronto’s cycling population fares, inside the GM headquarters, what can be learnt from recent cyclist accident

dsc_0084.jpgEach Tuesday, Spacing Montreal will share some posts from our sister blog, Spacing Toronto. We hope it will fuel constructive dialogue on the urban issues faced by both cities.

 A cross-cultural look at cycling

Many European country’s boast a population of which 20-30% cycle, while a mere 1% of Torontonians are reported to use bikes as their primary means of transportation. Mike Bulko takes a look at some of the factors that contribute to the prevalence or lack of cycling in cities, and what Toronto can do to change.

Inside the belly of the GM headquarters

In light of the recent media coverage of the American auto industry, Windsor-born Shawn Micallef takes us on a pictorial tour of the Renaissance Center, which General Motors’ head offices. Despite the fact that this Henry Ford II building from 1977 is cut off from the rest of downtown, the optimism that spawned its construction is clear in its futuristic style.

Taxi driver charged for assault on cyclist

A discrepancy between a cyclist and a cab driver in Toronto led to fight that ended with the amputation of the cyclist’s leg, and the cab driver facing six criminal charged. This will undoubtedly be a deterrent for some cyclists to get back on their bikes, but Matthew Blackett encourages readers to keep the incident in perspective and continue working towards better conditions for bikers in this city.

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