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VIDEO: Take A World Tour Of The Endless Struggle Between Bikes And Cars

Fewer people might be buying cars in the U.S., but around the world, cars are selling in record numbers. In five years, there may be 2 billion on the road. At the same time, there are also more bike lanes than ever before. As cities evolve, will more end up like Copenhagen—where 40% of people […]

INFRASTRUCTURE: Should the Jarvis bike lanes be re-installed?

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The removal of the Jarvis bike lanes in November 2012 was costly and disregarded the wishes of the residents and cyclists who protested the removal and demanded public consultation. The removal of these lanes damaged Toronto’s reputation on a national and international scale at a time when other cities were forging ahead with more bike […]

Jarvis bike lane latest in City Hall’s symbolic struggles

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Down at City Hall, they chase gravy trains and fight a war on (or for) the car—and show respect for certain areas of the city by promising their residents underground transit. At some point, it seems that politics in Toronto passed into the realm of almost pure symbolism. This is especially true in the case of […]

Opinion on Jarvis: We Let Our Emotions Get the Better of Us

Jarvis Bike Lane Debacle: We Let Our Emotions Get the Better of Us

Interesting viewpoint from the Toronto Standard on the whole Jarvis thing: People are, of course, entitled to have an emotional response to political issues, and, in many ways, such a response is natural and to be expected. But by allowing emotional responses to dictate the nature of our political discourse, we create a false dichotomy […]

Parking meters appear on Jarvis – to honour city councillors?

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We need the fifth lane of parking traffic to keep Toronto moving. To keep Toronto’s economy going and Toronto’s moms with their kids for longer times, rather than stuck in parking traffic. The desperate need for this fifth lane of parking traffic has made us internationally famous. Toronto is on the map, and it’s moving […]

Protestor and local physician arrested on Jarvis bike lane

Protestor arrested on Jarvis bike lane

“As a family and public health physician, I’m very concerned about the safety, the lack of public consultation and the misuse of taxpayer money,” Svoboda explained. “This is the only major North American city that is removing bicycle lanes. There’s going to be a net loss of one bicycle lane this year. And that’s a […]

Jarvis Street Should Be Safe for Everyone

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Very interesting post on Torontoist by Steve Fisher, the first person to sit down in front of the bikelane removal trucks on Monday: When I left the Jarvis Taskforce‘s emergency meeting this past weekend, I was fairly convinced that I wanted to protest the removal of the Jarvis Street bike lane in some way. It […]

Jarvis Bike Lane Removal Proceeding, Despite Technical Difficulties and an Arrest

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Protesters succeeded in delaying the removal of the Jarvis Street bike lanes by blocking stripe-removal vehicles with their bodies yesterday, but the latest word from the City is that the project is proceeding—though it hasn’t been without glitches. NOW Magazine reports that Tomislav Svoboda, a physician and cycling advocate, was arrested this morning near Jarvis […]

Jarvis bike lane removal to be done by December

Jarvis bike lane removal to be done by December

The schedule for repainting the road will depend on weather conditions, according to a construction notice. The plan is to have the centre reversible lane for vehicles back in operation in early December. Once in place, the centre lane will move in a northbound direction between 3:45 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., Monday to Friday, and […]

Jarvis Bike Lane Removal Interrupted by Protesters

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The strategy today saw a handful of protesters, about four in all, take turns sitting in the path of the oncoming scrub truck. As the truck skirted whoever was in front, the next protester took up a position up ahead—a sort of leap-frogging of the truck as it tried to advance down the street. (Among […]

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