An update from this crazy story from a couple days ago…
Saks, when contacted by Toronto news outfits about their plans to move the super successful Richmond bikelane to have valet parking for cars, goes into damage control and says they are looking at “options”.
The best part of the video above is Councillor Pam McConnell, who basically says “Maybe they don’t understand how we do things in Toronto? It’s pedestrians first, then bikes, and THEN cars.”
There’s also some good soundbites from Jared Kolb of Cycle Toronto. Cycle Toronto was instrumental in getting the Richmond bikelane in with physical separation. You should become a member here. Or renew your membership. Or donate some money to them. Help pay them to push for more and better connected bike infrastructure.
Also – you can see in some shots in the video above that CityNews went and parked ON THE SIDEWALK to do this story. Great job, CityNews. Great job. </sarcasm>