Yesterday the public works committee of the City approved a number of bike lanes; accepted the request by Transportation Services staff for "New Strategic Directions" for an updated Bike Plan, including studying a bike lane on Bloor/Danforth; and authorized sole source negotiations for a bikesharing program with the Public Bike System Company of Montreal that also runs Bixi. All these items now go on to City Council for approval.
Gloria Lindsay Luby wrote to council saying that she supported the bike lane on Rathburn, but not on The Westway. With no good reasons to not move ahead, both were approved by the committee. Her token effort was not enough to thwart The Westway's Bike Lines.
Councillor Peter Milczyn had a very good reason to delay the bike lanes on The West Mall; there's an EA going on to bring North Queen to intersect with the West Mall, and he asked staff to both continue this year's rebuild of the road to include the potential for bike lanes, and to include the bike lane planning and implementation as part of the EA process. While this will delay the bike lanes, as long as we continue our push, there's no reason why these won't go in next year. I would suggest contacting Milczyn's office to find out more about that EA.