A little bit of hub-bub is brewing on St. Clair West after all the bikeposts were taken out for construction, and won't be re-installed until everything is done:
Get rolling on new cycle rings for St. Clair, city told
Dan Egan, who's in charge of Toronto's cycling infrastructure, said the bike rings will be replaced when the construction ends (he didn't offer a completion date), adding the community will be consulted about locations for the replacement rings.
Nonsense, said Ila Bossons, a former city councillor dating back to before 1998. She sees no reason why new bike rings can't be installed immediately.
Egan's response "is not good enough," Bossons said in an email, predicting it will take an extra year to complete consultations on where to place the rings.
"The TTC has already taken two years for the streetcar track work, which will take at least another year to finish. Add Egan's year – that'll make it a total of four years without bike rings, and lots of damaged/killed trees," she said, referring to cyclists' habit of fixing their bikes to saplings planted by the city. "There is no reason why ring consultation and installation cannot start right now, beginning at Lansdowne and progressing east," Bossons said. "Rings should go in wherever the sidewalks are done. Now."