As more and more data comes out about the Bloor bike lanes, it’s evident that they’re receiving support from local residents, businesses, cyclists and drivers. They’ve made the street more efficient, safer, and better for business.
The city’s survey shows that 64 per cent of local residents and 53 per cent of businesses support the bike lanes and, more importantly, believe they embody “acceptable trade-offs in motorist traffic flow and parking convenience.”
This suggests the lion’s share of people living or working near the lanes have made their peace with them. They may be a little frustrated with vehicle speeds (eight minutes slower during the peak of evening rush) or feel parking is a bit trickier to navigate, but overall they believe the project constitutes a reasonable compromise.