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    Cycling infrastructure (Separated bike lanes)

    Fair point. Bollards seems to be the term used by the city of Toronto for several designs, but all of them are plastic and more or less flimsy. The newer ones put in in High Park, for example, are a sturdier round design but still plastic and would do no real damage to a car. Other than the low...
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    Cycling infrastructure (Separated bike lanes)

    I have been searching for answers on a city council motion from Councillor Colle, passed in 2021 for transportation services to do a feasibility study on building a bridge over the Allen, which is really the only way to make a sensible Beltline extension work. Unfortunately I recently conirmed...
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    Cycling infrastructure (Separated bike lanes)

    Bollards with no curbs? More like bollocks. The only places I've seen that are maybe the Bloor Viaduct, or some early installs on Bloor West's bikeway. I am sure there are others, but it's a) a less efficient install as the bollards must be bolted into the road, rather than into curbs, but...
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    Je suis dans le ward de Matlow! I confess! Pourquoi?
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    Toronto Toronto | The Keeley | 47.85m | 13s | TAS | Teeple Architects

    Just to follow up on this issue with the Downsview Dells trail leg that dead-ended at the Keeley: As of this past weekend the construction fences have been taken down (hooray!). However, the trail remains unpaved, and it's quite a steep little grassy hill now to get from the trail end to Keele...
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    Cycling infrastructure (Separated bike lanes)

    I appreciate your efforts at calm measured response, really! I'm just not sure I agree with you buying in, even partially, to the talking points of anti-bike lane enthusiasts. I understand the pollution/idling argument in theory, but reject it without data. You can say idling cars pollute more...
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    Cycling infrastructure (Separated bike lanes)

    Good ideas. I think there are limits to the effectiveness of public advertising in a day and age dominated by splintered social media sites and misinformation. But I'd love to see some open, clear fact-based statements by the city as well. Too often they are unable to speak forcefully. It's not...
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    Cycling infrastructure (Separated bike lanes)

    Just posting this blog link here by longtime cycling advocate jnyyz, outlining what by accounts was an extremely unpleasant and rancorous "cycling plan consultation" held ad hoc by Ward 2 councillor and noted cycling advocate (jokes) Holyday. I'll let the author speak for himself, as I wasn't...
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    Cycling infrastructure (Separated bike lanes)

    I commented and gave input during that time, thanks so much for the suggestion :/
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    Cycling infrastructure (Separated bike lanes)

    I have been hunting for information from the city and Eglinton Lawrence councillor about a plan to assess a bike connection over the Allen Road between the two Beltline trails (York in the west and Kay Gardiner to the east). The idea goes back a while, as the current connection is garbage. It...
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    Toronto Toronto | Oriole GO Station Relocation | 8.81m | 1s | Metrolinx | Architecture 49

    Considering the new bridge just went up in 2020 (I think) it's unfathomable that Metrolinx did not add such a basic amenity as bike ramps along the sides of both staircases. As it stands, the station is a nightmare for accessibility and wayfinding. I used it to cross over the 401 by bike last...
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    Cycling infrastructure (Separated bike lanes)

    Get with the century, man! ;) I kid. But yes "dropped" meaning released, from the wold of music, specifically hip hop I would say.
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    Thanks for updates, I haven't biked out that way in a while. The major MUPs I am referring to are the older sidewalk level ones along major "east-west" arteries, which would include Eglinton, Burnamthorpe, Britannia, Queensway, and maybe one or two others? Don't get me wrong these are...
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    I know the speed limits, and disagree. Not everyone is a savvy cyclist (or pedestrian). And my suggestions are aimed at making it a better trail for all users. Not sure really why you made it into a debate, but I guess we can leave it there!
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    Cycling infrastructure (Separated bike lanes)

    In my recent rides there the surface quality was terrible and needs to be redone. I don't know what a "401 for cyclists" means but you should be able to ride within the normal speed limits safely, without coming around corners and almost hitting other cyclists and pedestrians which has happened...
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    Cycling infrastructure (Separated bike lanes)

    In addition to this, the trail as such through the woods along the lake heading east towards the spit is rubbish. Root-break-through and general degradation has made it a bumpy ride. It's also always been too narrow and windy for safe biking, unless you really slow down through here. Needs a...
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    Cycling infrastructure (Separated bike lanes)

    The old MUPs are great, but are not the same as on-street protected lanes. They are basically wide sidewalks along 2 or 3 major east-west thoroughfares, and some patchier north-south ones. Writ large, cycling in Missisauga if you need to get anywhere that's not on those aforementioned MUPs, or...
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    Update from the finally responsive consultation coordinator, Nathalie. Probably had to run this up the chain to get an approved reply: So, basically, they didn't get the lines done before winter. Odd as it's probably the easiest part of this whole project. And they could have mentioned this in...
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    Cycling infrastructure (Separated bike lanes)

    Unfortunately they are not quite "complete" despite the city claiming substantial completion in a recent email update. Your video doesn't go east to Spadina, where the last block before the switch to curb-protection has no bike lanes or infrastructure of any kind. This is a narrow section, due...
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    Toronto Toronto | id8 Downsview | ?m | ?s | Northcrest Developments | KPMB

    Yes I mentioned in my first post on this (I think). It's not an official route though, it's an unpaved muddy cut through a parking lot. So I feel like TRCA and users in general would feel like that could and should be improved.

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