There is support for the University bike lane in unusual places. Royson James makes a great case that the bike lanes will change the flavour of the whole boulevard, turning it much more into a livable street where people will be happier to use the "gardens down the centre". I didn't expect this of James, who's been critical of Miller and his projects.
College and Manning 8:30 a.m. April 23, 2010. 'Mr. Green' sends his message.
If a motorist hits a cyclist, they often try to excuse themselves by claiming they "didn't see" the cyclist.
The following video shows a ride downtown from the point of view of my helmet camera. A useful tool for rides, the helmet camera both lets me take videos of what a ride feels like, and has a wonderfully civilizing effect on drivers en route.
The essay below is from Veronica, a cyclist active in Bike 25, a group working towards implementing the bike plan in Ward 25.
On Wednesday March 10, 2010 the City of Toronto will be holding a Public Open House to discuss planned bike lanes for Lawrence Avenue East, from Yonge Street to Bayview Avenue.
Mayoral candidate, Rocco Rossi promised to 'review' and 'remove' bike lanes on major arterials: "common sense and safety tell me that bike lanes and arterial roads do not mix."
What if Rocco Rossi became mayor, overrode the advice of Transportation Services and put in his own version of bike lanes? This is what I imagine would result.
Rip out bike lanes on Dundas Street East, despite local objections and replace with "safe" alternative
In case you haven't noticed, it's an election year in Toronto, and right-wing candidate Rossi in a bid to win some right-wing votes has made some bold statements about stopping unsafe and environmentally unsound bike lanes.
Humans, it seems, all love to watch a fight.