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Spring means Safety!

With the warmer weather fair-weather cyclists come out en masse, which also means it's time for the Toronto Police Service to begin their annual safety blitz for drivers and cyclists. Remember to stop at stop signs, use your signals and strap on your bells and lights dandies! This dandyARCHIVE photo by Molly Crealock (above) of singer-songwriter Emilie Mover seemed appropriate for this month's newsletter as she hides among the daffodils whilst a phalanx of bike cops rolls by above in Trinity Bellwoods Park. (Mover's got a CD release at the Drake Hotel on Friday, May 3).

Meanwhile, we at dandyHQ have been out around town doing Bike Spottings with cyclists and city councillors as we are busy working on our upcoming Spring Safety Issue, due out in June. These special Bike Spotting session will accompany some new research by U of T students that rates our city's wards using something called BikeScore in our upcoming sexy safety issue! We've got a lot more in store for this issue too including interviews with Jennifer Keesmaat (chief planner) and Pam Palmater (Idle No More)! Stay tuned to the dandyBLOG for more info on our launch party. (P.S. You could win a bike!!)

Welcome to new dandy Cosette Schulz, who is assisting with editing the magazine and the dandyBLOG.

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-The Dandy Team

dandyMECHANICS Part Two: The Derailleur

Owen Gerrard tells us all about the derailleur in our second installment of dandyMECHANICS with illustrations by Chris Simonen (pictured above).

Anne Harris Interview: Bike Safety & Infrastructure

Ever wonder where the most bike related injuries occur in Toronto?
Kaitlyn Kochany interviewed Anne Harris - assistant professor at the School of Occupational and Public Health at Ryerson University - and co-author of a new study which examines the effects of infrastructure (and lack thereof) on the safety of 690 cyclists in Toronto and Vancouver. Find out more here.

dandySAFETY #3 - Advice from Binny

Who better to get advice on getting around an obstruction in the bike lane from than from an obstruction in the bike lane? Binny McBinnerson shares it all here, in our third installment of dandySAFETY, also featuring advice from Hugh G. Smith, Toronto Police Service.

What pedestrians, cyclists and drivers need to know about being in a collision in Toronto:

April was a month of advice on the dandyBLOG, we also featured these tips on what to do if you are in a collision from lawyer Sandra Zisckind, with awesome illustrations by Jody Hocs (pictured above).

DandyCommute Series continues.... Win an Opus Bike!

Also on the blog, our dandyCommute series continued with Joe Byer's trip from Church and Gerrard to Liberty Village and Charles O'Hara's ride from Vaughan and Oakwood to College and Bay (photo of Charles and Evelyne by Arlene Clement). Submit your dandyCommute here for your chance to win prizes, including an Opus bike!

Upcoming Events:

Fiday, May 3, 9 p.m.
Emilie Mover CD release at the Drake Hotel. $10
Friday, May 3 - Sunday, May 5
Jane's Walk: Toronto Walks
Saturday, May 18, Trinity Bellwoods Park
MEC Bike Fest Toronto
Sunday, May 26, Christie Pitts, 12 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Bike With Mike 2013
Sunday, May 26 (Creemore)
Tour de Creemore
May 27 - 29 at the Hyatt Regency
TCAT's Complete Streets Forum (May 27) and Share The Road Cycling Coalition Ontario Bike Summit (OBS 2013)
June 1 - Dundas Square departure
Ride for a Dream - to raise awareness to end violence again women

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