Comment 93461

By mikeonthemountain (registered) | Posted October 21, 2013 at 12:25:00 in reply to Comment 93453

In cities I've seen that have transit or rush-hour lanes (Toronto, Calgary), they are taxi/bus/bike.

For parallel streets to be viable : Idaho Stops need to be implemented - that will make side streets a viable throughfare for medium powered traffic (bikes) while maintaining control and safety. Main Street has plenty of room for a bi-directional bike lane and is close to King. York/Cannon improvements are a ways off still.

Viable parallel streets are slim pickings. Nothing has actually been done to make parallel alternatives available. And for those who MUST access King Street on bike, they are not going to magically cease to exist.

I hope nobody gets hurt as a result of continued discrimination against the cleanest and highest efficiency method of getting around.

  • I would also add that if the city is going to tell cyclists to get off King, there is increased responsibility for preparing a viable parallel route. It's getting better but still mostly negligent overall. How about a bit more six sigma thinking?

Comment edited by mikeonthemountain on 2013-10-21 12:29:12

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