Nice letters almost entirely in support of the pink Bike Lane and cycling in the Star today. Tags: bike lanescommutingsafety Comments Anonymous (not verified) Will the potential Wed, 06/20/2007 - 14:32 Will the potential Smartcentre affect the BIKE Lanes just passed by city council on EASTERN AVE? Annie (not verified) Letter to TO Star Wed, 06/20/2007 - 16:04 The letter below by Marjorie Nichol made me LOL: "Does the Other Urban Repair Squad take requests? We sure could use a bike lane on Bayview Ave. No rush – any time this summer would be good. Many thanks." Cute! Thanks, Marjorie, for the late afternoon chuckle. Maybe the city can turn responsibility for creating new bike lanes over to OURS. It would certainly speed up the process. Anonymous (not verified) Equal time for dissenting points of view - Thank You Thu, 06/21/2007 - 08:27 Toronto Star Jun 20, 2007 04:30 AM Bike activists going guerrrilla June 18 A group of vigilante cyclists named the Other Urban Repair Squad (OURS – get it?) has created its own illegal bike lanes by spray-painting bike-lane logos on Toronto roadways. This defacement of public property is, in its eyes, justified because the city isn't moving fast enough on demands for more bike lanes. Taxpayers will have to pick up the tab for cleanup. I find it amusing that a group that isn't required to undergo driver testing or pay annual insurance premiums or driver or vehicle licensing fees objects to having to share the road with motorists. Perhaps Mayor David Miller should consider using his "revenue tools" to license bicycles to help pay for expensive city projects like the $73 million bike-lane expansion. Paul MacDonald, Toronto herb comments remarkably similar Thu, 06/21/2007 - 09:47 This comment (Equal time for dissenting points of view - Thank You) is remarkably similar to a previous comment that appeared in another post. I just find it funny that the guy wanted to be anonymous on this site but not on The Star. tino Anonymous Comments Thu, 06/21/2007 - 10:59 Why bother? Why read them? Anonymous (not verified) Tax bikes Sun, 07/29/2007 - 01:52 I hope the way the world works is not through who pays the most tax...that is not fair. Fair way on our city roads should be equal. A car is a form of transportation, not a tax credit and cannot own up to owning the road. Give way or make way for the ever growing number of poor transit method called the bike. Save some money, save some lives. Stop driving. Steve (not verified) Bike Lanes Thu, 06/21/2007 - 08:49 I think it's cool what the Other Urban Repair Squad is doing, a little bit dangerous, but what change was brought about that didn't involve an element of danger? I have an idea that may help drive this point, not sure how possible it is to do. When they create a "bike lane" , if they can paint it in time, right above the words "bike lane" put the name of, for example, the cyclist who was killed on Bayview....I don't know his name, but for example...the "John Doe Memorial Bike Lane"....or above another put in the number of cyclists killed or injured. Paint police outlines (the white line outline of a body) in one of the bike lanes. I don't even live in TO (wish i did) and I think this is cool. anthony Anon Comments Thu, 06/21/2007 - 16:22 I don't read them, or else I ignore them if I do. Mind you, I can also ignore comments I don't agree with just as easily.