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Bloor Viaduct Cycling Safety Report Released

Anyone who lives in the east end of the old City of Toronto (like me!) will tell you that the biggest hurdle they overcome when biking to and fro work is figuring out how to get across the Don Valley on the Prince Edward (Bloor) Viaduct safely.

As the only connection over the Don Valley between Gerrard Street and the Millwood Bridge linking East York and Leaside, the Viaduct is an essential link to downtown for anyone living in southern East York or along the Danforth and many parts of southern Scarborough.

Yet, for all of the importance of the Viaduct as a cycling route, it is still pretty dangerous for cyclists, due largely to road design geared towards automobiles.

Luke Siragusa, a Toronto cyclist, took it upon himself to develop a report in PDF format (since endorsed by organizations such as the Toronto Bicycling Network and the Toronto Cyclists Union) about the risks faced by cyclists using the Viaduct, but also the best ways to improve the situation.

I’ve put a copy of the report (PDF) here on BikingToronto. I encourage you to check it out – Luke has done a good job, including taking many photos of the road design issues in question.

Past Prince Edward Viaduct Cycling Safety Posts:
Making the Bloor Viaduct Safer for Cyclists

Photos of the Day on the Viaduct:
Photo of the Day: Bloor Viaduct Critical Mass
Photo of the Day: Prince Edward Viaduct
Photo of the Day: Viaduct Mass

Photo of the Day: Cold Morning on the Viaduct
Photo of the Day: The Prince Edward Viaduct



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