May 10, 2010 @ 17:17
Shaw Street street needs to be signed two way bicycle traffic from Bloor to Dupont St..
(click on the map to go to the Bicycling Toronto Bicycle Route Mapping Project map.)
This is another east/west route that avoids Bloor St. West and the core. This is one of my favorite routes if I’m on the west side of the downtown and I want to get over to the east side. This route already has a lot of Bike Lanes on it but because of where we’re at in the planning process – and the political process – they are disconnected and sometimes funnel you into dangerous situations.
I started this map at Hallam St. because everyone should know about the Hallam St Bike lanes. Hallam connects with the Dupont Bike Lanes. But the intersection of Dupont and Ossington is very busy, zig zags there and during the afternoon rush hours in summer the sun sets straight down Dupont – making it hard for cars to see.
So I suggest Hallam to Shaw, north up Shaw (which is a one way south) to Dupont. The one way on Shaw Street is ‘in the way’ when trying to connect routes people use (see “King St West at Crawford to Yonge and St Clair“).I use it here because although Dupont is a great route East/Eest, it has some ‘avoids’, bicycle ‘hot spots’: the Dupont/Ossington intersection and the Dupont, Annette, Old Weston Road triangle at Dundas West. Once your on Dupont via the illegal Shaw cut, Dupont Bike Lanes takes you to Avenue Road – then through Rosedale via Roxborough Ave. then down Crescent Road to Sherbourne Street Bike Lanes and Bloor Street East Bike Lanes.
Original Map made at The Sports Distance Calculator:
Posted: May 10th, 2010
Author: michael holloway
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Tags: Bike Route Mapping | 1 Comment »