Yonge Street downtown has to be torn up to replace infrastructure put there in the 1800s, and businesses (among others) want the street redesigned to be MUCH more people-friendly and car-unfriendly.
Bike-friendly? I hope so.
While dedicated space for bikes would be fantastic, just having a street with FAR less cars would be a welcome change.
“This is Toronto’s street,” he said. “If there’s one street that we should kick up a notch, it’s Yonge.”
Cherise Burda, the executive director of the Ryerson City Building Institute, agrees.
“Right now all the conditions are in place to do something great with Yonge,” she said. “The question is: how far will we go?”
Going for a complete street model on Yonge would be too timid, she said. The city should, for example, consider closing it off to cars between Grosvernor and Richmond as an option, she added.