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

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 and Shuter Streets. He was sitting in the bike lane to prevent it from being removed, and refused to step onto the sidewalk when police asked him to.

Read the full post: “Jarvis Bike Lane Removal Proceeding, Despite Technical Difficulties and an Arrest” on Torontoist .

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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 southbound at all other times.

Read the full post: “Jarvis bike lane removal to be done by December” on National Post | News » Posted Toronto .

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Jarvis Bike Lane Removal Interrupted by Protesters

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 those protesters is arts and culture writer Steve Fisher, who writes for several local outlets, including Torontoist; his protest is independent of that work, and we learned about it, along with the rest of the world, as it was happening. We’ve asked Steve to write a first-person account of how and why he decided to participate in the protest.)

Read the full post: “Jarvis Bike Lane Removal Interrupted by Protesters” on Torontoist .

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Photos: Protest halts Jarvis bike lane removal

A protest by a 4-5 people that began north of Wellesley has halted the removal of the bike lanes on Jarvis. The city crew leap-frogged the protestors three times before calling off the removal south of Carlton. No arrests, though police were chatting with the protestors. The city has said they’ll resume removal tomorrow at 10AM. Currently Jarvis is in a state of leap-frogging bike lanes. See this morning’s post on parking meters arriving on Jarvis.

View all the photos: “Protest halts Jarvis bike lane removal — pictures” on Spacing Toronto.

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Cyclists stage sit-in to protest removal of bike lanes

Activists have asked that the lanes remain until new bike lanes can be implemented on nearby Sherbourne Street.

Wayne Scott, from the Save Jarvis group, and Chris Drew, with the Church-Wellesley neighbourhood association, said they were concerned that taxpayers’ money was being wasted to remove the lanes.

“This piece of paint may not look like much, but it has improved safety for drivers, residents and cyclists,” Drew said.

Read the full post: “Cyclists stage sit-in to protest removal of bike lanes” on CBC Toronto.

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