Comment 70292

By Pxtl (registered) - website | Posted October 03, 2011 at 15:51:53

Nearly all of these involve contra-flow bike-lanes on one-way streets. While that might be doable on, say, the Claremont access (as long as it went to W5 instead of Upper James) since there are no intersections there, it wouldn't be safe on the major 1-way streets. Drivers aren't expecting to see an oncoming cyclist on a 1-way street. The safest thing for a cyclist is to be expected.

Put a 1-way bike-lane on Main, Cannon, Wellington, Victoria, Queen North, and King west of Queen - the roads that the city is most die-hard about keeping 1-way. The city's main high-speed corridors. It would put some space between pedestrians and traffic and would provide a bicycle corridor across the city. These are also the streets with the kind of hellishly fast traffic where a cyclist absolutely does not want to be sharing lanes with motor vehicles. I mean, Bond St (for example) doesn't have a bike lane because it doesn't need one to be safe for cyclists.

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