Essentially, it has a two-way area for bikes on one side of the road, separated from car traffic by a treed “buffer”.
Since the city says the sidewalks can’t be widened due to utilities and infrastructure underneath the road – let the area stay as roadway, but a BIKE roadway.
I’m not certain of the measurements, but it’s probably possible to have a two-way bike lane (each standard bikelane is about 1.5 metres wide) and a treed island in the space of just over 1 car lane – leaving 2 each way for cars.
This will make cycling on Jarvis insanely safe, thus promoting the city’s environmental goals, as well as providing good protection for pedestrians.
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