After reading more than 60 news articles in various news media (including one from Florida!), most of them inflamed with fierce language of war on the car, I was getting myself ready for anything that motorists would say to me in preparation for yesterday's Open House to discuss the extension of bike lanes on
For those who hold that the terms "great expectations" and "TCAC" (Toronto Cycling Advisory Committee) have long since proven themselves mutually exclusive, the rumblings and ramblings emanating from Committee Room 2 of City Hall last Monday may give cause to reconsider. The regular bureaucratic tedium -- accountants' conventions are Roman orgies by contrast -- belied the significance and scope of the schemes underway. There is truly cause for (cautious?) excitement.
Jarvis is a win! Cheers, applause, pats on the back, happy dollars!
Some good news on Jarvis: it looks like bike lanes are increasingly likely.
From the bikeunion tweet:
Councilor Rae's motion to amend transportation report to redesign Jarvis with bike lanes in, adopted unanimously! Next stop City Council
The long awaited redesign plans of Queens Quay look good. It's all over the papers today and Spacing has a nice article for more information.
Big sigh of relief for cycling along the waterfront once it all gets done.
On Wednesday, March 4th, noon, the Take the Tooker Bloor bike lane folk will meet at Christie Pits (the park at Bloor and Christie) and ride together down to City Hall to present a 5000 signature petition to Councillor Adrian Heaps calling for the Bloor bike lane.
Angela Bischoff states: