Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Rings of happiness

If you know what are these, then you are smart. If not, then you will find out in a moment.

Bike infrastructure, everywhere
If you've ever locked a bike to one of Toronto's ring-and-post stands, thank Jack Layton. Layton, working with designer David Dennis, popularized the ring and post fixture, the first of which was installed in 1985. Layton always claimed the initial design happened on a bar napkin (something Dennis denied) but that wasn't the only way Layton made the city bike-friendly. He fought to get bikes allowed on the TTC, and created the city's first cycling committee—working outside of council at the beginning, until the city officially recognized their work. Source: Openfile.

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