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INFRASTRUCTURE: Flexi-posts appear on Adelaide

But don’t get too excited… only 4 have appeared.  Times that number by 100 and then we’ll be talking. Ok we’ve got bollards on Adelaide, 4 to be exact, just west of Simcoe Source: Twitter / danminkin: Ok we’ve got bollards on ….


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NEWS: After Cyclists Protest, Toronto Will Protect Downtown Bike Lanes

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Pretty cool… the action of Toronto cyclists in getting city staff to do what City Council told them to do has hit Streetsblog.org: In a victory for bike safety in Toronto, officials have agreed to add protective posts to three new downtown bike lanes. Toronto striped two buffered bike lanes in July and is preparing […]


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NEWS: City Staff respond (badly) to protected bikelane concerns

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UPDATE: Cycle Toronto likes the below response.  They interpreted it differently than I did, and that’s okay.  However, I would like to point out that the very last paragraph of the city’s response is a damning one: The objective is to strike the appropriate balance between separation design, education and enforcement to ensure that Simcoe, […]


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INFRASTRUCTURE: Cycle Toronto keeps pushing city staff to abide by Council’s wishes

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Via Cycle Toronto: Transportation Services willfully ignoring the direction of Council In June 2014, Toronto City Council unanimously approved a pilot project for cycle tracks on Richmond St, Adelaide St and Simcoe St and painted bike lanes on Peter St by a vote of 39-0. Cycle tracks are “physically separated from motor traffic and distinct from the sidewalk.” The installation […]


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NEWS: Councillour McMahon, on Adelaide Bike Lane Separation

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You GO, Mary-Margaret!  Let’s drag Toronto into the 21st century when it comes to biking infrastructure! “They need to be fully physically separated, not just paint—that’s not what I voted for. I think we need a little semantics lesson for everyone or dictionaries or something.” via Duly Quoted: Mary-Margaret McMahon, on Adelaide Bike Lane Separation […]


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VIDEO: Trucks using Adelaide non-separated bikelane as express lane

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What happens when you make a nice wide bikelane using paint but neglect to put flexi-posts up to make it a separated bikelane?  Trucks use it as their own personal express lane.  A screenshot is above – the video link is below. The city may say “oh, we’ll enforce the rules!” but obviously that is […]


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INFRASTRUCTURE: What did Stephen Buckley recommend for Richmond and Adelaide’s separated bikelanes?

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NOTE: Send your requests for adequate separation during this pilot project to Transportation Services managers Stephen Buckley sbuckle@toronto.ca, Dan Egan degan@toronto.ca, Lukasz Pawlowski lpawlow@toronto.ca along with Public Works and Infrastructure Committee pwic@toronto.ca and for good measure include 311@toronto.ca.   So, the Director of Toronto’s Transportation Services department, Stephen Buckley, thinks that a City Council decision is just a vague guideline for his department… […]


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NEWS: Toronto not separating Richmone and Adelaide bike lanes despite council vote

NOTE: Send your requests for adequate separation during this pilot project to Transportation Services managers Stephen Buckley sbuckle@toronto.ca, Dan Egan degan@toronto.ca, Lukasz Pawlowski lpawlow@toronto.ca along with Public Works and Infrastructure Committee pwic@toronto.ca and for good measure include 311@toronto.ca.   Hey… did you know that if you work for the city, and City Council says “do something“, you can turn around say “Well, I […]


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INFRASTRUCTURE: Bike Spotting on Adelaide

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Dandyhorse went a bike-spotting on the new Adelaide bike lane with the question “Does this bike lane need bollards?” and I’d be surprised if anyone said no.   SPOILER alert: everyone loves bollards. Read More: Bike Spotting on Adelaide: Does this new bike lane need bollards? | dandyhorse magazine.


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VIDEO: Cyclists checking out the new Adelaide bike lane

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Build it and they will come.  Chris Bouchard of the City of Toronto’s Transportation Services department shot this quick video of cyclists loving the new Adelaide bikelane yesterday. via Adelaide Cycle Track Pilot – July 30, 2014 – YouTube.  


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