Such insanely great numbers! We all need some good news this week:
Bloor Street moves more people now than it did three years ago and the numbers show we have a protected bike lane to thank.
In 2013 before the bike lane, the number of vehicles observed at the intersection of Bloor St and Brunswick Ave during a weekday morning commute was 1,906. On a comparable morning in 2016 after the protected bike lane was implemented, that number increased by 10% to 2,100. The bike lanes have made Bloor St more efficient, moving more people overall.
What’s more, the number of people travelling by bicycle on Bloor Street has increased by a whopping 300% over the three year period.