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72% of Torontonians want Separated Bikelanes downtown

The headline for this Toronto Star article is about opposition to road tolls to pay for Mayor Ford’s enormous (and unfunded) subway plans, but if you read past the first few paragraphs, you’ll see that in a telephone poll (PDF) conducted by Forum Research found that a “whopping” 72% of those surveyed support the rumoured upcoming plan to put physically-separate bikelanes on 4 downtown streets:

Separated bike lanes, on the other hand, garnered a whopping 72 per cent support.

This month, Ford’s bike plan is to be unveiled, proposing separated lanes on Sherbourne, Wellesley, Harbord, Beverly, John and Richmond streets.

These two posts have some background on this issue:

And here’s a map of where the separated bikelanes are being planned:

[Photo of Montreal Bikelanes and Bixi by Bikeroo, Map by National Post]

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