Finally, some good ideas in this mayoral campaign (I also like Olivia Chow’s “target zero” ideas to eliminate pedestrian deaths). Of course Minnan-Wong, chair of Public Works, responds to this by being all whiney about businesses causing a fuss when they lose parking. If you did your JOB, Denzil, and showed these businesses the countless studies that show that cyclists spend more than drivers at retail stores, maybe they wouldn’t whine so much?
David Soknacki, the former city budget chief who is running for mayor, wants to remove all parking from main streets in the heart of Toronto to make room for cyclists and help move traffic faster.
“On arterial roads, we ban on-street parking at all times,” Mr. Soknacki said in an interview this week. “That would free up real estate to allow for cycling and better flow of traffic.”