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INFRASTRUCTURE: Toronto does protected bikelanes correctly (for one block)

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If there’s one thing that bothers me about the slow installation of “physically separate” protected bikelanes on Sherbourne, Bloor East and Wellesley (soon to come to Richmond and Adelaide and Harbord/Hoskin) is just how half-assed it seems to be being done. The key to “physically separate” is something physical between where cars drive and where […]


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INFRASTRUCTURE: How are the new Wellesley St. bike lanes working out?

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In a word, the new Wellesley “separated” bikelanes are “crappy”.   You can see the problem in the photo above… the bollards are too far apart.  They also weren’t installed on part of the curve on Wellesley between Jarvis and Sherbourne…. the absolute worst part of Wellesley for cars going into the bikelanes. I thought this […]


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Construction to begin on Wellesley Street separated bikelane

The initial phase of installation will see separated lanes placed on Wellesley Street from Parliament to Yonge streets. The remainder of the route, covering Wellesley Street West, connecting through Queen’s Park, and along Hoskin and Harbord streets to Ossington Street, will be installed next year. Most of the route already has painted bike lanes installed, […]


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The News Cycle for Thursday, May 17, 2012

June is Bike Month across Canada

 Website rates Canadian cities on bike-ability [CBC News] Researchers at UBC and Simon Fraser University have come up with a way to rate how good major Canadian cities are for cycling. Modelled on a site called Walk-Score, researchers tallied up three factors: topography, bike accessibility to shops and the number of bike lanes. The results are […]


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