the 10 year plan isn't perfect, but it represents a huge improvement over today. If they could just start building the damn thing.
I wouldn't say that they are gone until they are gone. Take an outlook with the glass half full in life, you know? There isn't anything strongly showing that council will vote to remove them anyway. a few stray councillors does not make a majority.
True, though I don't think this is a particular useful or helpful plan (especially for commuters), and the 10-year network plan is a bad joke.
If we get a legit progressive mayor post-Tory in 2022, I think that's our next shot at seeing the city's first legit bike infrastructure proposal.
I believe if we gave Toronto a long, hard look, we could conceive of some potential routes for cycling super-highways.
1) Finch Hydro Corridor - Basically is one already, just needs to be better connected with itself, and with adjacent parks and you got a east-west highway in the City's northern reaches
2) Martin Goodman Trail - If made wider and more direct at certain stretches, could double as one, although obviously lower speed than ideal, and a mixed-use trail once it reaches the Harbourfront area.
3) Beltline Corridor - Desperately needs to be connected across the Allen Road, and a more streamlined experience at a few other intersections. Afterwards, we would need some innovation on how to connect the Beltline to downtown Toronto, and then you got a corridor that connects the middle of the city with downtown.
4) Richmond Hill GO Corridor - If you have seen my lofty ideas in the Transit Fantasy Thread for abandoning the RH-GO corridor in favour of a DRL subway line that heads to Richmond Hill, then you might recall that I re-imagined the RH-GO corridor as a cycling superhighway extending south from the Finch Hydro Corridor all the way to where it would meet up with the Martin Goodman Trail. It might not be as direct of a route downtown as one would like, but it would be a route nonetheless, and a beautiful + picturesque one that connects to different parts of the city to boot.
What other potential routes could be imagined in the city?
33 : 2 That bodes well on Council.
Not long, but it doesn't negate the need for protection for law-abiding and sensible cyclists. Doubtless some form of synchronization is needed with the University lights, which is made far easier due to Richmond being one-way.How many hours will it be once they install the light at Simcoe will a cyclist blow through the red light while riding along Richmond?
That's simultaneously a very dim view of how things work and also completely ignorant of the personal relationships maintained by someone you don't know, but sure.