Straight from Fred's desk to our email to this blog to your eyes and finally brain, here is the Toronto Coalition for Active Transportation newsletter copy and pasted:
1. Martin Goodman Trail Bollards - TCAC recommends removal
Updates from the Toronto Coalition for Active Transportation November 27th bulletin below. There is an update on the stalling of the city on making financial commitments to the Bike Plan; on Council approval of staff reporting on streamlining the bike lane approval process (this may be radical or mundane - it's hard to assess it's affect on the bureaucracy); and on the completed environmental assessment of the nightmarish Six-Points Interchange and the preference for an at-grade solution - likely much friendlier for cyclists and pedestrians.
The ever interesting and wise Alan During has written a series of articles on Bicycle Neglect in "Cascadia" - the term for the biological and geographical region that comprises states such as Oregon, Washington, British Columbia.
This is a reminder to you dear Toronto residents and cyclists to get out and make deputations to the City of Toronto's Budget Committee. BikeToronto explains how the process works. The city also has a news release describing the process. The deadline for spoken deputations has passed, but you can still send a letter or email to your councillor, or send a written presentation to the Budget Committee. Email: email@example.com .
It seems that there have been technical difficulties with Monday’s foundational blue bike lane installation at the hazardous intersection of Strachan and Lakeshore. Reportedly, the blue areas are badly worn, after only a couple of days. According to Dan Egan, Toronto's Manager of Cycling and Pedestrian Infrastructure, the problems are with the bonding agent; the blue treatment will have to be removed immediately and the materials revisited.