BikeToronto is reporting that A.A. Heaps is one step closer to joining the Toronto Cycling Committee – pretty good news since the “TCC” has been silent since September, due to last November’s elections:
At its March 26th, 2007 meeting the Striking Committee of City Council has recommended that Councillor Adrian Heaps – Ward 35 Scarborough Southwest be the Council member appointed to the committee. (See Decision Document Item ST 4.1) He has expressed interest in supporting cycling in his responses to the TCAT election survey. There was one other Councillor who indicated they wanted to be the appointee to the Cycling Committee, Cliff Jenkins – Ward 25 Don Valley West. (Councillor Jenkins did not respond to the TCAT survey. ) This appointment of Councillor Heaps will not be official until it is approved by Council. The next opportunity to do this will be at their April 24th Council Meeting.
Cliff Jenkins would be a good choice as well, as he actually pursues bikelanes in his ward, such as last year when he was exploring the possibilities of a bikelane on Mt. Pleasant… actually the 2nd time he proposed it, as it was turned down in 2005.