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New Plan calls for Cyclist and Pedestrian Friendly Yonge Street

Yonge & Gerrard, looking south

Great news being reported by the Star this morning.  There is a “bold new plan” that calls for Yonge street sidewalks to be widened, narrowing car traffic to one lane in each direction (along with sharrows for bike traffic). The report, to be released Wednesday, proposes dramatic changes in the section between Dundas and Gerrard […]

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Tonight’s Sharrow meeting CANCELLED

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Urgent Message from the City of Toronto Because of an error discovered in the Rush-Hour Sharrow Evaluation data analysis, tonight’s public meeting has been CANCELLED. The City of Toronto does not wish to misrepresent the data collected as part of this project, and so the data collected must be re-evaluated in full before any findings […]

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On The Blogs: Harbord Sharrows Miss the Point

Sharrows Miss the Point on Harbord

Duncan posts about the newly painted sharrows that are now filling the Harbord “bikelane gap”.  He makes the very good point that Harbord is one of the busiest bikelanes in the city, and the bikelane could have been completed but wasn’t due to the cause of saving a few car parking spaces: Ignoring the fact […]

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On The Blogs: Sharrows on Spadina?

What Happened to the “Bike Lane” on Spadina?

Duncan asks the question about the changing bike infrastructure on Spadina.  Gone is the bike gutter white stripe (I don’t even know if that was ever intended as a bikelane) in preparation for sharrows: What exactly is going on with the blacked out “bike lane” on Spadina Avenue? Well, what may or may not actually […]

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On The Blogs: Mapping the McDonell Sharrows

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Micheal Holloway decided to map out the latest effort by the Urban Repair Squad… the two-way sharrows on McDonell Ave: Apparently, The Urban Repair Squad wants to help create social change through public awareness via non-violent urban gorilla actions – like using non-permanent, non-toxic water based paints to add “two-way sharrows” on the pavement of […]

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On The Blogs: New Sharrows on Bloor Street

New Sharrows on Bloor

From Duncan’s City Ride: Construction on Bloor between Avenue Road in the west and Yonge Street in the east is starting to be cleared. Revealed beneath the trucks and equipment are bicycle stencils on the fresh asphalt. Now, these aren’t sharrows as they are missing directional chevrons. And these aren’t bike lanes as they are […]

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On The Blogs: Two-Way Sharrows on Mcdonell

Two-way Sharrows

From Duncan’s City Ride: The work of the Urban Repair Squad and quite possibly a unique invention, two-way sharrows have been placed on the one-way, southbound only Macdonell Ave. This is an interesting installation of sharrows… very cool, but I’ve seen some people raising the concern of encouraging two-way bike travel on one side of […]

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City of Toronto starts advertising Sharrows

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The City of Toronto, as part of their cycling education efforts (aimed at both cyclists and drivers) have started an advertising campaign about sharrows (or “share arrows”, which show road users that a street should be shared). The ads are running on The Star, The Sun, The Weather Network and MapQuest web sites for the […]

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Rush Hour Bike Sharrows Hit Toronto

Sharrows appearing on College Street.

Rush hour sharrows are starting to be painted in Toronto this week.  These are bicycle markings meant to show drivers that they should be aware of sharing the road with bikes (sharrow is a combination of the words “share” and “arrow”) as well as showing cyclists where they should be on the road. Rush hour […]

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