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City of Toronto closes in on new look for Front Street

The City has been working on re-vamping the area in front of Union Station to make it more pedestrian-friendly (as has arguably THE highest pedestrian traffic in the city, perhaps the country).

Cycling facilities planned for this project are a little hazy, the BlogTO article linked below states “For cyclists, the city is against installing a separated lane through the table-top area, fearing bikers could be encouraged to ride too fast in the pedestrian-friendly space. A dedicated lane would also take up valuable sidewalk space.” but a separated lane IS a dedicated lane, so I’m not sure what is meant by this.

None of the renderings seem to show a separated OR a dedicated bikelane (or any bikelane in any form), and many cycling advocates will freak out about this, unnecessarily.

Bikelanes are most useful and needed on busy city streets, not a street that is being turned into a pedestrian-friendly plaza.

Give us bikelanes on Jarvis, on Richmond and Adelaide, on King and Queen, etc … nobody should be worried about cyclist safety in a pedestrian-friendly zone.

 

Read “City of Toronto closes in on new look for Front Street” on blogTO .

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