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Old 03-22-22, 08:03 AM
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If that's a surprise then there's one of two possibilities:
1) That The Sun has not been reporting the new bike lanes in the past two years during the pandemic, ActiveTO and the bike boom;
and
2) Nobody reads the Sun.

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Old 03-22-22, 09:06 AM
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I don't know what to make of it either. Though the OP might be thinking they are doing some sort of public service by posting this, all that is really being done is trolling. Especially since the OP didn't care enough to write their own thoughts on the subject that they presented.
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Old 03-22-22, 10:18 AM
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I recently rode downtown Toronto. Bike lanes were a nice collection area for all the salt, sand, and other road debris. The segregated ones were narrow and right next to sidewalks where often pedestrians decide to step off without warning, or sometimes they were used as walkways. Needless to say I hated the whole experience of riding downtown. The alternative of riding alongside cars might even be marginally preferable in many cases.
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Originally Posted by mcours2006 View Post
downtown Bike lanes, a nice collection area for all the salt, sand, and other road debris. The segregated ones were narrow and right next to sidewalks where often pedestrians decide to step off without warning, or sometimes they were used as walkways. Needless to say I hated the whole experience of riding downtown. The alternative of riding alongside cars might even be marginally preferable in many cases.
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Old 03-22-22, 04:13 PM
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Originally Posted by mcours2006 View Post
I recently rode downtown Toronto. Bike lanes were a nice collection area for all the salt, sand, and other road debris. The segregated ones were narrow and right next to sidewalks where often pedestrians decide to step off without warning, or sometimes they were used as walkways. Needless to say I hated the whole experience of riding downtown. The alternative of riding alongside cars might even be marginally preferable in many cases.
I love riding around downtown. I've noticed that driver behaviour has improved with the bike lanes.

In the past two years, everytime there was an announcement that another bike lane has been installed, I try to go there and check it out.
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I'm more interested in reading the comments in the thread given in the Twitter link where I'd found The Sun headline link. There are some who say they love them. I don't live in Toronto but there was a similar bike lane attempt made here. The pathways are an afterthought and more geared towards feeling good by "doing something". It's about optics more than anything.

" I live in Toronto and I bike more than I drive. The lanes while convenient slow the hell out of everything downtown and I'm sure have cost more than one life due to emergency vehicular delay from traffic. Two east west streets would have sufficed...NOT EVERYWHERE. "

" Seattle did this and screwed up traffic. As if someone can actually bike a 15 mile commute to a downtown office by 8am, with no shower upon arrival, after dropping their kids off at daycare on the way. This only benefits the rich who can live near downtown and hurts the elderly."



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More feedback on Toronto bike lanes. I do advocate for increased bike use, in the suburbs especially.




Agreed.
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^^^^^ That lane is the epitome of IGNORANT. OMG.
Why can't bikes go on Duplex Ave, very close and residential. ?

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Those drivers are the epitome of ignorance when
1) there's a subway running underneath;
2) Duplex Avenue is a quiet street they drive on;
3) when there's a bike lane to ride on instead of driving in congested traffic.
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Originally Posted by prairiepedaler View Post
More feedback on Toronto bike lanes. I do advocate for increased bike use, in the suburbs especially.

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Agreed.

BTW, did you happen to scroll down to the replies to that tweet that explained that the subway was closed the day that picture was taken and that the reason that block was so jammed up was because they were running a bunch of extra buses that day?

Looks like you fell for the bait.
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Originally Posted by livedarklions View Post

Looks like you fell for the bait.
Here is more bait.

LivelyLions, if you have the need to argue and try to be right, perhaps write this woman at The Sun and plead your case? I'm sure she'll listen.

She says, echoing, as per my link capture above; "Speaking of dangerous, the truly hardcore cyclists donít even use the designated lanes. Seriously, take a gander and youíll still see bikes weaving around cars, blowing through red lights."

https://torontosun.com/opinion/colum...-and-pollution

The plot thickens. Bike lanes generate tonnes of revenue for the state.

https://globalnews.ca/news/8734782/t...ing-fines-2021
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Originally Posted by prairiepedaler View Post
Here is more bait.

LivelyLions, if you have the need to argue and try to be right, perhaps write this woman at The Sun and plead your case? I'm sure she'll listen.

She says, echoing, as per my link capture above; "Speaking of dangerous, the truly hardcore cyclists don’t even use the designated lanes. Seriously, take a gander and you’ll still see bikes weaving around cars, blowing through red lights."

https://torontosun.com/opinion/colum...-and-pollution

The plot thickens. Bike lanes generate tonnes of revenue for the state.

https://globalnews.ca/news/8734782/t...ing-fines-2021

Well, obviously anonymous internet commenter is a true authority. She hates bicyclists, what's your point?
You posted a tweet from a troll who lied about the context of his photo to bump this thread. Nice trolling on your part, let us know when you have an actual point. If they don't enforce by ticketing, there's not much point in designating them, is there? I'm shocked, shocked to find out that cities actually make money off of lawbreakers.
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