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NEWS: Transportation Services refuses to follow Council direction to install protected bike lanes

  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.   What happens when Toronto City Council votes to install protected bikelanes on Richmond and Adelaide?  Well, in Toronto, the city staff in charge […]


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INFRASTRUCTURE: Queens Quay separated bikelane is being made properly

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If you haven’t been following along, there are a lot of people upset at the half-assed way that the “separated” bikelanes are being installed on Richmond and Adelaide.  These are bikelanes that have been approved by City Council as physically separate (meaning something keeps cars and trucks out of them), yet getting something physical put […]


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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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NEWS: Adelaide Press Conference Missing Key Element

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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.   What do you call it when politicians have a press conference for separated bikelanes that are not separated?   These people seem to think […]


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INFRASTRUCTURE: Simcoe finally gets some bollards!

Well… this is good.  Simcoe’s very short bikelane now has some separation! Actual bollards!  That actually may keep vehicles out of there (hopefully). @TO_Transport has installed bollards to Simcoe Pilot Cycle Track, southbound Wellington-Front via Twitter / TO_Cycling: @TO_Transport has installed ….


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INFRASTRUCTURE: Separated bikelanes failing. Big time.

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. Hmmm… do we need bollards on separated bikelanes?  Or is paint enough?  This is a real tough one, isn’t it? via: Twitter / mfp1971: Is this […]


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INFRASTRUCTURE: After waiting a decade, cyclists are taking new bike lanes in style

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This was a pretty benign article about the 10 years (10 YEARS) it took to get PILOT approval of separated bikelanes on Richmond and Adelaide, until I got to the line I’ve bolded at the bottom of this post.  Egan, you WILL need the flexi-posts, because cars do NOT stay out of bikelanes.  You of […]


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14 Reasons Why Every Bike Lane Needs To Be A Protected Bike Lane

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What’s a physically protected bike lane?  It’s one that trucks and buses and giant SUVs and obnoxious sports cars driven by men with self-image problems can’t drive or park in. They look like this, with some variations: And here are reasons why EVERY bikelane in Toronto needs to be a protected bikelane.  SPOILER alert: bikelanes are […]


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INFRASTRUCTURE: Why College Street is Toronto cyclists’ ‘dooring zone’

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Why is College a dooring zone? Because they painted the bikelane right beside parked cars.   Maybe it’s time to (and I’m just brainstorming out of the box here) move the bikelane from right beside the parked cars and put it next to the streetcar tracks, with flex-bollards on each side, making it a protected […]


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