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Yonge and Gerrard trees protected from bikes now

Absolutely nothing about installing more actual bikeposts in the area so the people wouldn’t HAVE to lock to trees.  It’s treating the symptom, not the cause.

On Nov. 21 we reported that recently planted street trees on the west side of Yonge, north of Gerrard St., had been co-opted by cyclists to lock up their bikes due to a shortage of locking posts in the area.

The bikes and locks were rubbing a ring of bark off the spindly trunks of the young trees, leaving them even more vulnerable to the ravages of road salt and extreme weather.

We checked back and found that the trees are now wrapped by material that is too wide for a bike lock, which should give them a new lease on life.

via Yonge St. trees can no longer be used to lock up bikes | Toronto Star.



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