A somewhat surprising article is appearing in the Toronto Star today. It’s called “Cyclists doing good for all of us” and is by Joe Fiorito, who has not been the biggest bicycling-advocate the city has seen by a long stretch…) and advocates that the city should pay more attention to cyclists:
[Bikes are] good for the environment. Good for people with breathing problems. Good for the health care system, if you think fitness is a goal.
Saves us money.
All I’m saying is we ought to pay a little more attention to bike riders in this city because right now, there are far too many motorists on the gravy train.
He also mentions that he saw over 500 bikes within 1 hour on one major street.
Think about how that much more congested that street would be with 500 extra cars on it.