Friday, January 12, 2007

2007: Year of the Bike Lane?



Martin Koob points out that we had another year in 2006 with lacklustre progress on cycling infra-structure.

However, he rightfully, has his hopes up for '07.

3 comments:

Shiznaz said...

They seriously just need to build that crazy tube system that someone proposed. Bike lanes in this city are the worst. They just make more people yell "THIS ISN'T A BIKE ROAD!" from their windows at me when I'm riding on non BL roads. I'm calling bike lanes "gutters" from now on.

Vic said...

I hear ya, Shiniz.

Most of the bike lanes I've been on in Toronto are a joke. They're usually either full of parked cars, full of rubble, or right in the door-zones. And then they expect us to ride there.

I'd much rather have them fix and enforce the existing bike lanes before building new ones.

Martino said...

I hear ya, too. Right most of them are being abused and poorly maintained.

But.

Bike Lanes do attract more cyclists and this makes it safer for all of us. Also, we can move to improve bike lanes as we deal with illegal parking, maintenance and other issues.

They are an imperfect step in the right direction.