This is on PUBLIC land. Who cares what the stupid self-entitled rich people who live nearby think? Just BUILD it. The last paragraph is the worst. Scarborough is a no-go for cyclists and will be until this is fixed. The Waterfront Trail exists from Niagara all the way to Quebec… except for this part.
Residents who objected and Scarborough councillors who agreed with them have won a fight to keep bike paths out of three waterfront parks.
The City of Toronto planned to build the paths last year to fill in gaps in its Waterfront Trail that forced cyclists to move along an often-busy Kingston Road.
Ratepayers near the upper section of Bluffers Park, however, said a hard-surface trail would damage the space they called Chine Meadow. Their resistance to the “bikeway implementation plan” prompted a motion by Scarborough Southwest Councillor Gary Crawford, passed in July, removing the Bluffers path from the plan until a “proper dialogue” with residents took place.
“We’ve done consultation with the community. Based on that, we’ve decided not to proceed with the projects at this time,” Dan Egan, city manager of cycling and pedestrian infrastructure, said Wednesday.
photo: Inside Toronto