Earlier this week, very briefly, Toronto’s most awesome separated bikelane existed on John St. downtown (photo above, via twitter user mhalperin).
Those planters were put there by the Entertainment District BIA (PDF link) to extend the sidewalks (word is the road space will be filled with tables and chairs).
While it’s unfortunate it’s not for a bikelane… I love the better use of public space. I’d much rather have tables and chairs and people on the road than cars.
However… can we get some cheap planters and make some more awesome separated bikelanes downtown?