The plan is to cancel Jarvis Street bike lanes then build new lanes (unprotected) on Sherbourne Street which is one block to the west. Many at the protest disagree. “It just doesn’t make any sense, and instead of cancelling lanes they should concentrate on building bike lanes that protect riders from injury,” said Joanne from Toronto. “We’re going in the wrong direction, instead of eliminating bike lanes the city should be encouraging more lanes to assist cyclists in riding safely,” commented Jonathan from the west end.
There was a plan in the previous administration to build protected bike lanes on University Avenue but that was put on hold and although we have several bike lanes throughout the city we still don’t have any protected bike lanes where cars are kept out by having poles all along the route. All the majority of the protesters want, is a safe environment where they can ride without fear of being hit by cars. “We are taxpayers too and have every right to ride the roads of the city in a safe way, and Mayor Ford and his council have made a bad decision, with the turnout today it’s obvious people want bike lanes,” said David from North York.
Daniel … Toronto, CANADA
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