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Photos of Toronto’s New Bike Boxes

Photos of Toronto’s New Bike BoxesA few weeks ago, Duncan posted about the new bike boxes at Harbord & St. George, and now Martin Reis has some great photos online of new bike boxes at Harbord & Spadina and Hoskin & Queen’s Park.

What are Bike Boxes?

The 2010 Toronto Cycling Map includes a brief description of bike boxes, a piece of infrastructure soon to be seen on Toronto streets.

Bike boxes will soon be installed at several intersections on Harbord and College. They allow cyclists to move to the head of waiting traffic, giving them priority for making left turns. Intersections with bike boxes will also restrict right turns on red lights (a safety feature I feel ALL Toronto/Ontario intersections should have) for both drivers and cyclists.

Here are Martin’s photos:

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On The Blogs: Learning about Bike Boxes

Bike Boxes at Harbord and St. GeorgeDuncan’s City Ride explores the new bike boxes at Harbord and St. George, and how a lot of education is needed for both drivers AND cyclists:

Considering how many cars I see stopped in the middle of crosswalks, there’s obviously going to be a few growing pains with these new bike boxes in Toronto.

What are bike boxes and what do they do? Bike Boxes allow cyclists to move to the front of the line at red lights and position themselves for faster/safer left turns.

Read the full post on Duncan’s City Ride

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On The Blogs: What are Bike Boxes?

What are Bike Boxes?Via Duncan’s City Ride:

The 2010 Toronto Cycling Map includes a brief description of bike boxes, a piece of infrastructure soon to be seen on Toronto streets.

Bike boxes will soon be installed at several intersections on Harbord and College. They allow cyclists to move to the head of waiting traffic, giving them priority for making left turns. Intersections with bike boxes will also restrict right turns on red lights (a safety feature I feel ALL Toronto/Ontario intersections should have) for both drivers and cyclists.

Read the full post at Duncan’s City Ride.

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