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INFRASTRUCTURE: Study Finds Sharrows Don’t Make Streets Safer

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Sharrows.  Painted bicycle symbols that do nothing to make roads safer.  Cities install them (and count them as bicycle infrastructure) when they want to look like they're doing something.  Anyone who … [Read more...]

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INFRASTRUCTURE: City starts adding wayfinding sharrows

Those arrows in sharrows?  You may start seeing them telling you if you have to turn to follow a bike route.  The City just painted the first one to help cyclists find the link between Brimley and … [Read more...]

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New Plan calls for Cyclist and Pedestrian Friendly Yonge Street

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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 … [Read more...]

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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 … [Read more...]

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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 … [Read more...]

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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 … [Read more...]

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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 … [Read more...]

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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 … [Read more...]

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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 … [Read more...]

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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 … [Read more...]

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