I’m a little disappointed in Torontoist for the headline of this article about *one* driver who, in the absence of signs, bike symbols painted on the road, or any separation post (which are being installed next week) mistook the new Bloor bikelane (a wide section near the Royal Ontario Museum).
For a 2 km stretch of brand new, unsigned, unseparated bike lane… only having 1 driver make a mistake is FANTASTIC.
In May, Council voted overwhelmingly in favour of the installation of a Bloor Street bike lanes pilot project, much to the joy of Toronto cyclists. The street is an active artery for more than 3,000 cyclists daily, and the fight for a safer ride from Shaw Street to Avenue Road has been 40 years in the making.The bike lanes are under construction, and while the flexipost bollards haven’t been installed yet, cyclists can test-ride the newly painted lines. Some commuters, however, are not yet accustomed to sharing the road.
What do you think? Considering the Bloor bike lanes aren’t even complete or separated yet, should we be a little understanding that drivers unfamiliar with Bloor may make a mistake?
Let us know below in the comments.