Duncan asks the question about the changing bike infrastructure on Spadina. Gone is the bike gutter white stripe (I don’t even know if that was ever intended as a bikelane) in preparation for sharrows:
What exactly is going on with the blacked out “bike lane” on Spadina Avenue?
Well, what may or may not actually have been intended to be a bike lane is now gone, sanded away leaving a thick black stripe in its place. According to the Toronto Cyclists Union the stripe is to soon be replaced by sharrows:
What’s Up with Spadina – where’d that lane go?
Many of you will have noticed that the ‘gutter lane’, the white stripe that ran along the edge of the curb lane all the way along Spadina Ave., was scrubbed off the roadway about two weeks ago. Please note that this was done in order to prepare the roadway for the application of Sharrows on most of Spadina, and full bike lanes where the road widens enough to fit them in at Spadina circle.
The City has not been able to provide us with a specific application date, but we have been assured that they will be implemented before the end of the season.
Spadina photo from the Bike Union