As I’ve been proselytizing for some time over at “The Toronto/GTA Bicycle Route Mapping Wiki“, the City of Toronto has to create two way bicycle routes on side streets that have been designated one way for traffic suppression purposes.
What better way to make our children saver, our neighbourhoods quieter, and more valuable, than by encouraging non-motorized transportation, like cycling?
Now comes the news (via Duncan’s City Ride) that the “Urban Repair Squad” has designated Macdonell Ave. – in Toronto’s Parkdale community – a “Two Way Bicycle Traffic” route. Apparently, The Urban Repair Squad wants to help create social change through public awareness via non-violent urban guerrilla actions – like using non-permanent, non-toxic water based paints to add “two-way sharrows” on the (highly toxic) blacktop of Mcdonnel Avenue.
So, to popularize the action I made a Google Map
View Urban Repair Squad Creates Two-Way Sharrows on Mcdonnel in a larger map
I’ve added some routes that connect to Mcdonnel that get you to Sorauren Avenue Park and a route to Bloor Street West via Lansdowne Ave. or Sterling Rd.
(Sharrows are guides for road users that show where the City of Toronto has designated bicycle routes. Two way sharrows are an “Urban Repair Squad” invention – they have a certain do it yourself ‘je ne sais quoi’ about them that you won’t mistake for official City of Toronto markings.)
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Posted: October 23rd, 2010
Author: michael holloway
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