5 years (!) after City Council voted to make the Bloor East bikelane a protected one, rigid plastic bollards have been added to the Bloor Viaduct.
While concrete barriers would be much better, it’s actually amazing how different and safer the Viaduct feels now with these bollards in place. Instead of having traffic whip by you with only painted lines between them and you on your bike, these new bollards are not only a physical *thing* but also a constant visual reminder to cars that the bikelanes are for bikes.
However – the Don Valley Parkway onramp is still horribly unsafe… even with these bollards and the green “crossover” paint on the road…. AND the rest of Bloor between Parliament and Sherbourne STILL need some kind of protection. I’ve called it “The Worst Separated Bike Lane Ever” because other than a bit of paint, the city has still not done ANYTHING to make it safer or separated.