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NEWS: After Cyclists Protest, Toronto Will Protect Downtown Bike Lanes

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Pretty cool… the action of Toronto cyclists in getting city staff to do what City Council told them to do has hit Streetsblog.org: In a victory for bike safety in Toronto, officials have agreed to add protective posts to three new downtown bike lanes. Toronto striped two buffered bike lanes in July and is preparing […]


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NEWS: City Staff respond (badly) to protected bikelane concerns

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UPDATE: Cycle Toronto likes the below response.  They interpreted it differently than I did, and that’s okay.  However, I would like to point out that the very last paragraph of the city’s response is a damning one: The objective is to strike the appropriate balance between separation design, education and enforcement to ensure that Simcoe, […]


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INFRASTRUCTURE: Cycle Toronto keeps pushing city staff to abide by Council’s wishes

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Via Cycle Toronto: Transportation Services willfully ignoring the direction of Council In June 2014, Toronto City Council unanimously approved a pilot project for cycle tracks on Richmond St, Adelaide St and Simcoe St and painted bike lanes on Peter St by a vote of 39-0. Cycle tracks are “physically separated from motor traffic and distinct from the sidewalk.” The installation […]


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INFRASTRUCTURE: What did Stephen Buckley recommend for Richmond and Adelaide’s separated bikelanes?

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NOTE: Send your requests for adequate separation during this pilot project to Transportation Services managers Stephen Buckley sbuckle@toronto.ca, Dan Egan degan@toronto.ca, Lukasz Pawlowski lpawlow@toronto.ca along with Public Works and Infrastructure Committee pwic@toronto.ca and for good measure include 311@toronto.ca.   So, the Director of Toronto’s Transportation Services department, Stephen Buckley, thinks that a City Council decision is just a vague guideline for his department… […]


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NEWS: Toronto not separating Richmone and Adelaide bike lanes despite council vote

NOTE: Send your requests for adequate separation during this pilot project to Transportation Services managers Stephen Buckley sbuckle@toronto.ca, Dan Egan degan@toronto.ca, Lukasz Pawlowski lpawlow@toronto.ca along with Public Works and Infrastructure Committee pwic@toronto.ca and for good measure include 311@toronto.ca.   Hey… did you know that if you work for the city, and City Council says “do something“, you can turn around say “Well, I […]


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INFRASTRUCTURE: After waiting a decade, cyclists are taking new bike lanes in style

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This was a pretty benign article about the 10 years (10 YEARS) it took to get PILOT approval of separated bikelanes on Richmond and Adelaide, until I got to the line I’ve bolded at the bottom of this post.  Egan, you WILL need the flexi-posts, because cars do NOT stay out of bikelanes.  You of […]


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INFRASTRUCTURE: Richmond and Adelaide being prepped for new bikelanes

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Richmond and Adelaide are coming!  I’m gonna make some special trips down there to be able to ride them. Curb lanes on Richmond and Adelaide have been ground down, in preparation for new asphalt we are putting down for the Cycle Tracks. via City of Toronto Cycling Facebook Page.


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INFRASTRUCTURE: Richmond West starts getting a contra-flow bikelane

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The first part of the Richmond bikelane (which is supposed to be physically separated between York and Bathurst with flex-bollards) has been put in… but just in the section to the west of that stretch, between Bathurst and Niagara. The Richmond W yellow bike lane has been painted between Bathurst and Niagara via Twitter / […]


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NEWS: Public Works approves pilot separated bikelanes on Richmond and Adelaide

If you like the political gobbledygood of City Council documents, you’ll love this one… which is the approval by the Public Works Committee of  a pilot installation of separated bikelanes on Richmond and Adelaide this summer!  The decision goes to City Council in June. City Council approve the installation of a westbound cycle track on […]


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NEWS: Let Public Works know you support Harbord and Richmond/Adelaide bikelanes

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Via CycleToronto: You can send your emails to pwic@toronto.ca and mention the item number in the subject line of your email. Richmond/Adelaide has gotten a lot of notice but so far very few people have sent in their wishes for an improved Harbord. We don’t know how much resistance there will be about taking away […]


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