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Ring & Post: February 2020

Riders were excited to celebrate winter cycling at the start of our annual Coldest Day of the Year Ride. Photo courtesy of David Keogh.

Eglinton Bike Lanes, get ready for Bike to School Week, the West Toronto Railpath Extension, and more!

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Bicycle Infrastructure in Our Near Future

Photo courtesy of Nicholas Jones

Bicycle Infrastructure in Our Near Future

Just before the end of the year we wrote an article about our highlights from 2019. If you haven’t read it, check it out now. While Cycle Toronto had some significant milestones, one thing we did not see was an improvement in new cycling infrastructure with only 3 km of on-street bike lanes installed. 

Bloor West Bikeway Extension Drop-In

Artist's rendering of Bloor West Bikeway Extension

The Bloor West Bikeway Extension drop-in opened at 4PM on January 27th and people immediately began filing in. After registering, they entered a room with 39 different info panels, maps for feedback, and City Staff to answer questions. You can view the info panels here if you want a second look or can’t make it out to either meeting.

Block-by-block designs are available here:

Westward Ho! What’s next for Bloor

On a brisk Tuesday evening, about 100 residents gathered at Bloor Collegiate Institute, near Bloor and Dufferin, to rally for a westward extension of the Bloor bike lanes. On the ride over from our office near Queen and Spadina, we felt the stark difference between riding in the protected bike lanes, which end at Shaw Street and riding on Bloor west of Shaw with no infrastructure, negotiating the precious little space between parked cars and motor vehicle traffic—with only our bells and voices to carve out a pathway.

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