Comment 104574

By Pxtl (registered) - website | Posted September 18, 2014 at 10:56:08 in reply to Comment 104552

Ward 1 PB voted for bike lanes continuing up York Boulevard from Queen to Dundurn. There will be substantial challenges, though. Hess will be tricky to figure - eastbound cyclists need bike-boxes or some other safe-left-turn infrastructure for York at Hess and a lane up Hess to Cannon (easy, there's already a box for that) and Westbound cylists need some kind of crossing-box to get to the other side of Cannon since the bike lane has moved from the south side to the north at Hess.

Also, there's the political challenge. Taking a lane off of each direction of York would be a hard sell. Likely the lane would be unprotected - I expect we'd see the Victoria-style "double-wide lane converted into single cycling lane" that means they don't need a special plowing plan, but it means cyclists are protected by a meter of dead space instead of a formal barrier of any kind.

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