Bike lanes on Yonge would be fantastic, as there is no safe north-south cycling infrastructure between Sherbourne and St. George/Beverley (no, the couple blocks of bikelane on Bay that is used as a taxi stand doesn’t count).
An environmental assessment launched Thursday is the next step in designing a new Yonge Street between Queen and Davenport… The study will look specifically at wider sidewalks, planting more trees, more public art, adding street furniture and building cycling infrastructure.
[Ken Greenberg, a Toronto urban designer says] “Yonge Street has an extraordinary volume of pedestrians that’s growing all the time.
In 2012, when the city shut down sections of Yonge Street and opened them exclusively to pedestrians, there was little impact to traffic and a big jump in business.
This is part of a positive shift that’s coming to the city,” he said. “You can’t just rely on cars anymore.”