With the exception of a handful of activists, we have tacitly accepted that roads are for cars and that parks and sidewalks for cyclists (and dodging and hiding are for squirrels and pedestrians).
But consider cities where mayors view bicycles as more than speed bumps for road-raged motorists. How much better could Toronto have it if we got serious about this stuff? And how do we get there?
The Netherlands is famously bicycle friendly, and not just because wooden shoes are hell to jog in. Amsterdam, which is roughly a third the size of Toronto, has over 400 kilometres of practical bike lanes. Toronto has 113 kilometres.
Read the full post: “Public Works: Bike Lane Dreaming” on Torontoist .Wed, Feb 24: Come to the Toronto Bike Awards!