Comment 62179

By moylek (registered) - website | Posted April 13, 2011 at 09:57:32 in reply to Comment 62154

I biked downtown from Westdale for a meeting on Monday morning and decided to take the city streets rather than the waterfront trail for a change.

I was once again startled to find how much less stressful my ride became was once I turned off of York and onto James North ... when I expected the very opposite, since the latter is relatively congested, tight and hectic.

But on James North, people expect to slow down, stop and start and to deal with interruptions and impediments ... I on my bike as much as people in their cars. It wasn't relaxing, but it was enjoyable and wasn't remotely frightening ... unlike Main West, wich is just a test of nerve for me.

Barton and James N became my favourite streets to take when going through town on a couple of years ago when I realized how much more interesting they were than the whizzing nowhere of Main West. And James North became my preferred N/S corridor when on foot once it became two way. I've now added James N as cycling street of choice.

Comment edited by moylek on 2011-04-13 10:38:00

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