After months of pondering about the fate of these plans to build a protected multi-use bicycle path and pedestrian promenade along Queens Quay, an article by Hamutal Dotan of the Torontoist finally gave us an update on its status.
Those who had the chance to try out the temporary Queens Quay protected bikeway back in 2006 would be sure to look forward to the bikeway being implemented permanently.
The TTC will be deciding at today's June 8th meeting whether to impose the end-of-June 2011 deadline on Waterfront Toronto. However, Waterfront Toronto still does not expect to be able to meet this deadline, even if the upcoming City Council meeting might be an opportunity to allow WT to reallocate its own money to the Queens Quay project.
In light of the launch of other cycling initiatives, it seems like Fordites (Denzil Minnan-Wong, etc.) are now trying to paint themselves as champions of cycling in the city. If that's true, surely they would support expediting the Queens Quay construction project, which would complete a much needed link with the Martin Goodman Trail.
Hint Hint Hint
Call Mayor Ford's office and tell him to support the reallocation of WT funds toward the Queens Quay revitalisation if this comes up at the next Council meeting scheduled for June 14th.
Mayor Rob Ford