The Bloor bike lane pilot is almost completely installed now, and bike parking along Bloor is a big concern. Even before the bike lane pilot was installed, it was virtually impossible to find a place to park your bike.
Dandyhorse reports that plans are in the works for more bike corrals (pictured above) and more plans for 2017 in working with local Business Improvement Areas.
The City says that new bike parking corrals, which can hold 12-14 bikes, will be installed in the next couple of weeks but details as to where they will be located or how many will be installed are not known at this time. Apparently, there are budget issues. The City acknowledges that it has fallen behind on bike parking, but there does not seem to be any real plan to invest in more parking in the immediate future. In the meantime, it’s being done as needed on an ad hoc basis with Business Improvement Areas being relied on more heavily to invest in street furniture like bike parking racks. Still, Bloor will be getting a much-needed parking boost… soon-ish.