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Jarvis Street and Bikes Meeting Tomorrow Night

The Jarvis Streetscape Improvement project is having a Public Open House tomorrow, and bikelanes are on the agenda. A good summary of the issues is provided by the Toronto Cyclists Union:

Few streets downtown so desperately need bike lanes, and are so obviously suited to having them, than Jarvis south of Bloor. The city is planning to narrow Jarvis from five lanes to four, but are not yet convinced that bike lanes should be part of the mix. Opposition is forming from drivers who want to keep it a five lane commuting route. A public meeting is being held this Thursday, Jan. 22; we urge you to come out and support bike lanes on Jarvis.

Date: Thursday, January 22nd, 2009
Time: Open House 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Location: Currie Hall, 105 Maitland Street

The Toronto Cyclists Union believes there is ample room on Jarvis Street for bike lanes, as well as safe sidewalks and attractive landscaping. It is the city’s responsibility to make sure all users of the road are taken care of, and taking care of cyclists will go a long way to making Jarvis a more interesting, vibrant street, and less of a north/south commuter highway.

Past BikingToronto posts about this issue:

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