first update on the Bloor bike lane pilot was released by City Hall last week.
There were some encouraging numbers for residents who use bicycles to get around,
and indications that some changes need to be made. Here are some of the
report indicated that adjustments will be made at problem intersections like
Bathurst and Avenue Rd. to address the increased travel times for cars that have
occurred during the morning and afternoon rush hours.
have heard anecdotally that some Bloor motorists may now be using Lowther to
get through the Annex. This information should be conveyed to the City using
the on-line Bike lane survey http://cityoftoronto.fluidsurveys.com/s/bloor2016/.
City will do additional counts of the bike and car traffic during the coming
months. Staff are also reviewing data about near-miss collisions to see how
safety might be improved for all road users. The full report is available at: http://www1.toronto.ca/wps/portal/contentonly?vgnextoid=18ccded2f6711510VgnVCM10000071d60f89RCRD
a more complete review of recent developments see dandyhorse magazine, online