Richmond and Adelaide are both great bike lanes where they are not interrupted by construction.I was checking out some of the Doors Open sites downtown this afternoon. Used Bike Share and the Bloor and Richmond bike lanes to get around, particularly because the almost-to-be-expected Line 2 security incident causing trains to short turn. I have to say the Richmond lane was were pretty good, wide enough to allow passing, but not quite wide enough for people to ride side-by-side.
Agreed, I wish they would (as planned) move Adelaide lane to the north side soon and put the barriers back! The streetwork from Bathurst to York is now finished - York to Victoria will drag on for another year and at some point they are installing a new watermain from Church to Jarvis.Richmond and Adelaide are both great bike lanes where they are not interrupted by construction.
When Chow ran in 2014 she proposed 200km of bike lanes in 4 years, I wonder if any of the vision would carry over if she wins.
I believe dedicated turning lanes are required for separate driving and cyclist/pedestrian phases. People can now just follow their signal, which is what is done in the Netherlands, far better than hoping that drivers see you while turning.For Sheppard, not a fan of the dedicated right turn lanes. I go through that intersection often and only the EB Sheppard to SB Bayview right turn is over capacity. The other right turns are quite free flowing even in rush.
It makes even less sense having those lanes if there's going to be NROR signal changes.
A waste of space which could have been given to pedestrians and cyclists. That they're considering dual rights is maddening. If any of the directions need the capacity, it's the left turns. Leslie and especially Bayview NB to Sheppard WB are heavily loaded in rush.