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New Bike Boxes at Harbord and Bathurst

Portland has them, San Francisco has them, New York City has them, and now Toronto has Bike Boxes too!

You can see a couple other photos that Martin Reis took of this Bike Box at the intersection of Harbord and Bathurst in his Flickr collection.

Don’t know what a Bike Box is or how it’s useful? Here’s a nice instructional video from Streetfilms:

UPDATE: This Bike Box was not an official one, but one done by the Urban Repair Squad. It has since disappeared.





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