A group of prominent lawyer-cyclists wants the province to intervene in the city’s John Street revitalization plan because it offers too little to cyclists and too much to drivers, they say.
Alan Heisey, Brian Iler, Laura Dean and Ian Flett — all of whom say they ride on John to get to and from work — made their written request to Environment Minister Glen Murray late last month.
Great news. Very soon, there will be new wayfinding signs from 11 GO Stations near the Waterfront Trail – so you can travel on the train and easily get to and explore the waterfront by bike:
SIGNAGE COMING IN 2017!
“Trail to GO” is a new, soon-to-be signed network of low traffic or traffic-free connections between eleven GO stations and 300kms+ of the Great Lakes Waterfront Trail.
“Trail to GO” – the easy way to travel from Trail to train (or bus) and back again
- Tired of traffic on the way to the train station?
- Want to explore the Great Lakes Region by foot or bike, without driving kilometres to get there?
Use “Trail to GO” routes to connect between the Great Lakes Waterfront Trail and GO Transit for your daily commute, and to explore the region!
Talk about efficient bureaucracy! Only two weeks after someone attached plungers (!!) to the road on a bikelane that was being used by cars as a right turn lane, the city of Wichita said “hey, good idea!” and ran with it.
Hello Bloor Viaduct. Am I right people?
Two weeks after two rows of plungers set up to temporarily protect a Wichita bike lane went viral around the world, the City of Wichita has decided that come to think of it, those plungers were making a pretty good point.
This week, Kansas’ largest city spent about $1,000 to order and install permanent flexposts for installation along 100 feet of the bike lane, which had often been encroached on by people using the space as an illegal turn lane for their cars.
The new flexposts, which will stand in the footprints of the anonymously installed plungers, should prevent that by creating a very short stretch of protected bike lane.
“Winning the Door Prize” is on the rise (as I experienced last fall). Also keep in mind that these are only *reported* incidents… the actual amount is likely higher. Click through to the article, which includes a list of things Cycle Toronto recommend the City, the Province, drivers and cyclists do.
Incidents of “dooring,” when a cyclist is hit by an opening car door, are on the rise in Toronto, says a cycling advocacy group, which is calling on the city to address the problem in its road safety plan.
The number of dooring collisions went up in 2015 and 2016, Cycle Toronto said in a release, citing figures provided to them by Toronto police. According to the data, dooring incidents were up 58 per cent in 2016 compared to 2014.
Great to see more cyclists using Bloor (especially NEW cyclists), but the fact that the city is planning on changing things partway through the pilot is a concern. I’m all for developmental evaluation techniques when warranted, but I don’t know if they are warranted for something like this. Making decisions with a partial dataset (fall and winter data) while still waiting for more data (spring and summer) should be done with extreme care.
A report released Friday shows that there has been a 36 per cent increase in cyclist traffic on Bloor Street, from approximately 3,300 users daily to 4,500. Of that increase, 25 per cent can be attributed to new cyclists.
“I think we’re going to see a lot more cyclists using the lane,” said Barbara Gray, the city’s general manger of transportation services. “This kind of protected bike lane makes everyone feel safer riding along the corridor.”