Comment 38471

By rusty (registered) - website | Posted February 26, 2010 at 10:55:07

Part of the problem is that before many cyclists will venture onto the streets, the entire network needs to be in place. What's the use of me heading up Jarvis if I'm dumped onto bike-lane-less Bloor without the width and safety I need?

The incremental do-the-least-possible approach is only going to see these lanes used in dribs and drabs, a fact which is only going to anger motorists more.

One consideration I give, when looking at the miniscule changes that are proposed, is - would I let my kids bike on these streets? Answer: Of course not! It's a shame but there is a whole other consumer group whose needs are not being met by the modest painted line changes which are being proposed.

Part of me just thinks 'don't bother' with the whole project. Unless we get Copenhagen type dedicated lanes with raised kerbs these lanes will only ever be used by the hardy bikers who, as I've said, are a small subset of the biker community.

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