Few cyclists would dispute the claim that Toronto needs more bike lanes. In 2012, we saw a net gain of exactly zero kilometres of new bike lanes, thanks to the removal of the Jarvis lane and the introduction of the separated Sherbourne lane. We are lagging far behind scheduled progress outlined in the City of Toronto’s Official Bike Plan (PDF), which called for 495 km of bike lanes by 2012. Instead, we have only 111.6 km of existing lanes since the plan’s 2001 approval. Clearly, there’s still a lot of work to do, and it doesn’t help that our mayor isn’t exactly bike-friendly.
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