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City Hall bike station goes ahead

On Friday, council voted to restart construction of a bike station in the building’s underground parking lot, a project that gained notoriety when the mayor and his brother fiercely criticized the fact that it will include showers. 

Despite Mayor Rob Ford’s objections however, the project passed easily by a vote of 26-5.

Before the decision, Councillor Glenn De Baeremaeker urged other councillors to respond to the growing demand for downtown bike parking. 

“If you want people to get out of their cars so there’s less congestion… you’ve got to provide secure bike parking,” he said in a speech to council. “My prediction, madam speaker, is the day you open that facility is the day that it’ll be sold out.”

full story:  City Hall bike station goes ahead | NOW Magazine.

  • Tonio Rosales

    Really? It will include showers? What for? Someone enlighten me, I don’t get it. I’m all for this, but people should go home if they have to shower after a sweaty ride on their bike.

  • angela

    you’ll sweat on the way INTO work too… and who wants to work next to that?