Thursday, October 01, 2009

(Toronto Star) City Slow To Install Bike Lane Network

"Thirty-six kilometres doesn't sound like a lot out of a promised 1,000, but that's all the bike lanes the city could put to pavement in 2009. It's been eight years since the ambitious Bike Plan was announced, when Torontonians were told we'd have more than 1,000 kilometres of new paths, lanes and trails by 2011. Today, less than half of those have been installed, and the plan's lifespan has been extended to 2013. Of the 16.2 kilometres originally scheduled for this year, only 0.7 kilometres have gone in. The rest was backlog: the Cycling Infra-structure and Program Group is still working on lanes planned for 2008..."

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Photo: Hamish Wilson

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