Bike the Strike
1.5 million people take transit in Toronto, and are frantically lining up alternatives in the face of a strike by transit workers threatened for Monday. It was nice of the unions to wait until the perfect biking weather, no snow and not too hot; now every bike shop in town is sold out, and local bike activists are using it as an opportunity to increase awareness of biking and pick up a few converts.
Biking Toronto has put up a special website for n00bs to learn how to prepare for an urban commute, including what to wear, how to light your bike, how to carry stuff and how to change at work- useful tips for any city under any circumstance. Find it at ::BikingToronto