The new Bloor bike lanes are looking great.. drivers are figuring out (slowly) that they are not parking lanes, and the bike symbols and separation posts go in this week:
The Bloor Street bike lanes are almost fully installed, drawing cyclists to try the new infrastructure out on their way to and from work. Part of a pilot project, the lanes currently run between Shaw St. and Avenue Rd., cutting through the heart of the Annex and across the top of U of T’s campus.
Given that my commute takes me from Bloordale to Queen West, I decided to forego my usual trip along Harbord to check out the lanes and chat up my fellow riders about riding on the new Bloor.
“This is a kind of a dream come true,” a rider named Janet tells me. “I never thought the political climate would exist in Toronto for bike lanes to be built on Bloor. Let’s see if they remain beyond the pilot [project].”
More at BlogTO: What it’s like to commute on the new Bloor bike lanes
Have you tried the new Bloor bike lanes yet? Leave your likes and dislikes in the comments below.