(Up-dated with Map 2, March 12 2010)
I’m not commenting on the thread, just doing what I do here in this Biking Toronto Blog, which is – post Bike Route Maps.
“Paul T said 1 week, 6 days ago:
I have to strongly disagree with the non-arterial approach. I’ll do it with one example:
Get from the area west of Dufferin bounded by King to Bloor to the downtown core without taking an arterial route for most of it.
Very hard and time consuming. I know people who don’t bike to work because of how scary taking your bike across queen/king/dundas is. Going down to the lake is a huge inconvenience and time waster.
The one exception to the above is Harbord. But that’s only a small section.
There are plenty of examples of this. This is just the one I have personal experience with.
Being against bike lanes on arterial routes is being against bike lanes. Because if bike lanes aren’t connected in a usable network, that is convenient and useful, then they might as well not exist.”
Paul’s right, getting from Dufferin and Bloor into the core is a tricky and dangerous feat.
One of the points of this blog/wiki is to high light for advocates and city planners where the problem areas are. In this case there are safer routes than others. I used to live in the Bloor and Duffrin area, here’s a couple of my favourite routes please add yours too:
Map 1 (with only one wrong way one way)
Posted: March 11th, 2010
Author: michael holloway
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Tags: Bike Route Mapping | 5 Comments »