Following up on the news that bike traffic on Sherbourne is up a whopping 300%, here’s Minnan-Wong trying to appear bike-friendly.
The number of cyclists whizzing along Sherbourne St. each day has nearly tripled since its fancy new separated bike lanes opened at the end of 2012, new figures show.
The boost in bicycles is proof that when cyclists feel safe, they’ll take to the streets in greater numbers and more often — which is why Toronto plans to build a network of separated lanes, said Councillor Denzil Minnan-Wong, chair of Toronto’s public works and infrastructure committee.
“The numbers are fantastic — I’m delighted to know Sherbourne’s lanes are working, and the reality is, they’re a huge success,” said Minnan-Wong. “We’re building a network of separated bike lanes that will give people options” along secondary roads, he said, with separated bike lanes along Wellesley St. connecting with Sherbourne, as well as the separated bike lanes planned along Richmond St. and Adelaide St. that are currently being pilot-tested.