The beginning of Bike Month is still a few weeks away but we’re starting early with a bike-themed Jane’s Walk on Saturday. This one-hour walk, led by Adam Wasserman of Ward 29 Bikes, starts on the Danforth and moves west to Sherbourne. Along the way, we will explore and discuss some of the challenges that cyclists face in commuting around the city and specifically around the Danforth. We will then continue the walk to the world of the possible. We will see some great examples of how Toronto is becoming a cycling city and we will discuss some of the exciting projects on the horizon and some of the community initiatives that really make biking in the city a pleasure. Meet at 2 pm on Saturday May 7 in the courtyard at Carrot Common (Danforth just east of Jackman, between Erietta and the Big Carrot Organic Juice Bar). More info is at the Jane’s Walk website.
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The Bloor Viaduct is getting some fresh paint this week. On Tuesday night, city work crews laid out the first hint of what’s to come, painting thin guide marks for the full lane markings to follow. As Dan Egan detailed at our public meeting on Wednesday, the project will considerably widen the existing bike lanes along the entire length of the Viaduct and add new treatments to address the conflict zones at the DVP on-ramps identified in our 2008 Bloor Viaduct Safety Report. The new lanes are not only wider, but will also feature a small buffer zone to put even more space between cars and bikes.
We’ll have more information about the new configuration on the Viaduct once the painting is complete, but we thought you’d like a sneak peek into the work in progress on Thursday night. The whole repainting project is scheduled to be completed by next week.
The work crew sets up on Danforth for an evening of re-striping the lanes.
The new bike lanes will be much wider than the old ones, with the extra space gained by shaving a little off each of the mixed-use lanes.
When you ride the new luxury bike lanes on the Viaduct, you can thank Chris and Rob for doing the work. Thanks, Chris and Rob! And thanks too to everyone else at the City who are helping to make crossing the Don Valley safer for all cyclists.