The Toronto Star is awful with their title for this story (which I’ve adjusted for this post, but you can see it linked below). Cycling advocates are not fighting the use of bikelanes for parking by vehicles for people with mobility issued… cycling AND accessibility advocates are BOTH saying this shouldn’t happen.
“You’d think as the operator of a wheelchair van that I should be delighted with this proposition, but I am not,” he said.
“I don’t know how it made it to council, but now that it is there, I would implore them to reject it for the safety of cyclists, for the safety of wheelchair users.”
The coalition argues that instead of changing the bylaw, the city should focus on designing streets to ensure that all road users have their own safe, separated space. They suggested providing unloading and loading zones for people with accessibility issues on side streets or at the rear of buildings.