Meet at the Victoria Park subway station
The first ride to save the Pharmacy & Birchmount bike lanes on June 28 was a success with many local riders joined by cyclists from across Toronto.
Everyone who took part agreed it is important to build on the momentum of the first ride to raise awareness in the neighbourhoods (no one we spoke to on the first ride knew there was a pending Toronto city council vote to remove the bike lanes) with a second ride and we hope you can join us.
Toronto City Council votes on July 13th to accept all or part of Mayor Rob Ford’s Bike Plan, which calls for the removal of the bike lanes installed in 2008 on Pharmacy Ave. & Birchmount Rd..
This is a matter of personal safety for everyone who uses the roads and we will ride on Wednesday to help save the lanes.
Please leave a comment to let us know your thoughts or whether you can make it or not.
You can also let the Mayor and the two local councillors, whose wards the bike lanes travel through, know how you feel by sending a message to the following email addresses:
Mayor Ford: email@example.com
Ward 35 Councillor Berardinetti: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ward 36 Councillor Crawford: email@example.com
Also please join our Facebook Group: http://ow.ly/5vTTS
Posted: July 3rd, 2011
Author: Stephen Da Cambra
Filed under: Cycling Events, Cycling Issues, Cycling News
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