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INFRASTRUCTURE: Queens Quay separated bikelane is being made properly

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If you haven’t been following along, there are a lot of people upset at the half-assed way that the “separated” bikelanes are being installed on Richmond and Adelaide.  These are bikelanes that have been approved by City Council as physically separate (meaning something keeps cars and trucks out of them), yet getting something physical put […]


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Waterfront Toronto officially breaks ground on the Queens Quay

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It’s finally happening! Can’t wait for new separated bikeways on Queens Quay! Highlights of the new Queens Quay include a pedestrian promenade with a of mosaic of 2.5 million red and grey pieces of Canadian granite, a canopy of more than 200 trees, and improved traffic lanes. Cyclists will also be elated with the addition […]


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Part of Queens Quay is closing to become Bike, Pedestrian and Transit Friendly

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This is a loooong time coming.  I remember the “trial” for this happening way back in 2006. Looking forward to this amazing new infrastructure! Queens Quay West between Bay Street and Spadina Avenue will become a one-way, westbound street starting on Monday, November 5 and ending at some point in spring 2013. That’s the bad […]


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Should Cyclists Worry about Queens Quay?

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Way back in 2006 Toronto saw a test-run of a cyclist and pedestrian-friendly Queens Quay… a re-imagination of the street that closed the eastbound lanes to cars and turned them over to pedestrians and cyclists and landscaping. It was an amazing 10 days when the street was like this … fully physically separate bikelanes along […]


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Waterfront Toronto Unveils Queens Quay Plan

Waterfront Toronto has just released plans for the new “people-friendly” Queens Quay that we got a taste of back in 2006 with “Quay to the City” (photos at the end of this post). This of course includes the “connection” of the east and west portions of the Martin-Goodman Trail with a physically seperate two-way cycling […]


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Queens Quay Bikelanes in Jeopardy

Last summer, the temporary installation of Quay to the City on Queens Quay felt (to me anyways) like a small “tipping point” in Toronto’s way to being a truly bike-friendly city. Cyclists loved it, pedestrians loved it. Drivers may not have liked losing half of the street, but having what I like to call “intermodal […]


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Photos of New Pedestrian and Cyclist Friendly Queens Quay

Through a bit of investigative work on my part (searching Flickr), I have found some great photos from PeterHud of the Quay to the City installation running from today to August 20th, as a trail run for a more permanent installation next summer. The first 3 photos are of the new grassed-over and people-friendly south […]


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