Encouraging, but why not the Danforth too? The Danforth is wider than Bloor in most places and easily has room for bike infrastructure, plus bike-friendly councillors in Fletcher, McMahon, Davis and Fragedakis. Despite annual rides in support of more cycling infrastructure on the street, there has been no official movement on Bloor since the incomplete [...]
The initial phase of installation will see separated lanes placed on Wellesley Street from Parliament to Yonge streets. The remainder of the route, covering Wellesley Street West, connecting through Queen’s Park, and along Hoskin and Harbord streets to Ossington Street, will be installed next year. Most of the route already has painted bike lanes installed, [...]
Cycle Toronto is organizing a “love-in” at the bakery on Sept. 21 to gently protest the store’s position. A Facebook group encourages bikers to show up wearing helmets as identification. “We just want to tell the Harbord Bakery that their customers are cyclists, too,” said Kolb. “We love their pastries and their breads — but [...]
I love this. A fantastic pro-bike and pro-business event at an anti-bikelane business. Date: Sat. Sept. 21 Time: 11 am Where: Harbord Bakery, 115 Harbord St. Harbord Bakery makes some outstanding baked goods. But theyve stood in the way of bike lanes on Harbord for a decade. We want to show them that cyclists are [...]
Both Toronto and Montreal have made progress towards creating a connected network of bike lanes, yet each has taken a different approach. In the 1980s, Montreal became one of the earliest cities in Canada to install segregated on-street cycling infrastructure, whereas Toronto started to install the majority of its on-street painted bike lanes in early [...]
Harbord St. might be getting a shake-up as the city drafts plans for a bi-directional cycling track, coming in 2014. At a consultation at Kensington Gardens last week, planners heard out opinionated cyclists and unveiled plans to construct a route leading around the Queens Park Circle and continuing west to Ossington. Some expressed concerns over whether or not [...]
Fabulous article from Dandyhorse on the planning of the Harbord Separated bikelane: In 2011, City Council voted to begin designing and consulting with the public on a separated bike lane on Harbord-Hoskin, as part of a downtown network of separated bike lanes, which will also include Wellesley, the Bloor Viaduct, Sherbourne and Beverley (south of [...]
A longstanding and controversial plan to build bike lanes on Bloor St. is back on City Hall’s agenda. Six downtown councillors submitted a letter to the public works committee on Wednesday asking for an environmental assessment of the project to be revived. Council approved the assessment in October 2007, but it was halted soon after [...]
We are studying the potential for physically separated bicycle lanes (known as “cycle tracks” between Bathurst Street to Sherbourne Street using Richmond, Adelaide and/or Wellington Street. A north-south cycling connection between the existing Beverly Street bicycle lanes and the waterfront, using Peter or Simcoe Street, will also be studied. Date: Tuesday, June 25, and Wednesday June 26, [...]
To celebrate the creation of this bike lane Councillor Janet Davis is hosting an inaugural ride on: Date: Sat June 22 2013 Start Time: 10am Starting Place: Dawes Road and Danforth Avenue – North Side Please join Councillor Janet Davis at the starting point on June 22nd! We will decorate our bikes and ride the length of the [...]
In late 2012, the City of Toronto announced the completion of its first separated bike lanes (cycle tracks) on Sherbourne Street. By physically separating cyclists from motor vehicle traffic, cycle tracks are a key way to increase safety, de-stress cycling, boost ridership and reduce conflicts between road users in Toronto. Cycle Toronto conducted an on-line [...]
Few cyclists would dispute the claim that Toronto needs more bike lanes. In 2012, we saw a net gain of exactly zero kilometres of new bike lanes, thanks to the removal of the Jarvis lane and the introduction of the separated Sherbourne lane. We are lagging far behind scheduled progress outlined in the City of [...]
According to data covering Oct. 31, 2011, to July 31, 2012, and analyzed by the Star’s Matthew Cole, more than 4,000 motorists have been hit with the bike lane fine for parking on a street with sharrows. Read the full post: “Map: Parking tickets for bike lane violations” on the Star.
Toronto as a city is hardly overburdened with cycle lanes. There are just over 90 kms of bike tracks – not including off-street trails – winding their way through the region, often disjointed and rarely leading to or from anywhere useful. In comparison, the city ranks roughly on par with Vancouver, a city with a [...]
Face, meet palm. The vehicle in the photo was identified as one from the shelter, support, and housing administration division, according to city spokesman Patricia Anderson. She said the vehicles are used by workers providing street outreach to homeless people. “The people who use our vehicles know better than to park them in bike lanes, [...]
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