2 weeks ago, Metro Morning rightly named David Stark as Torontonian of the Year, for his work advocating for safer roads and laws to protect vulnerable road users after the death of his wife by road violence. He’s also one of the founders of Friends and Families for Safe Streets.
Another of the nominees for Torontonian of the year was Albert Koehl, cycling advocate and lawyer, for his many many years of work advocating for a Bloor Street bike lane, a pilot of which was installed in 2016.
Albert Koehl is a cycling advocate and environmental lawyer who helped bring bike lanes to Bloor Street West this summer. He is also the co-founder of Bells on Bloor, a volunteer organization that leads group rides and pushes for cycling infrastructure.
Koehl told Matt Galloway on Metro Morning that his approach to tackling big problems facing the city — think climate change — and break it down into smaller pieces.
If you love biking on Bloor in the bike lane, Albert is one of the people you have to thank.