Only since Metrolinx started calling for secure indoor bike parking at all "Mobility Hubs" has the city and the TTC have finally gotten the message that cyclists would like safe and secure bike parking at subways stations. The fact that it's been in the bike plan for years, and that the entrances to the subways stations are littered with bikes locked to every available surface just wasn't getting the message across well enough for them. So allow me to pass on my thanks to Metrolinx.
Finally we are starting to see the creation of indoor bike parking at some stations, and by this coming summer at Union station. All stations should get this during their next scheduled renovation, whenever that will happen for each them. As many of the stations are old and are in need of refurbishment, I hope that this means sooner rather than later.
In the meantime the city can install bike lockers that cyclists can use at some, if not all, of the subway stations until the next round of renovations can be completed. This is good news for those commuters who use a bicycle for part of thier trip, and use the TTC for the rest of it. I'd like to the TTC and the City take advantage of this opportunity.
According to Inside Toronto, bike lockers are being currently considered for Keele station. If you think that this is a good idea, and if you live in Gord Perk's area, please be sure to send him a note of encouragement.