Photos by Evan Morrison
Bike Spotting: Hoskin and Queens Park
dandyhorse was at the University of Toronto St. George campus this week to talk to cyclists about the perils of cycling through construction zones. Here's what they said:
“No I don't feel safe [cycling through construction zones]. I think it's kind of difficult to come up with a decision for [cyclists] because [construction is] temporary. So all they can do is put up pylons and kind of force traffic into the other lane."
“It's pretty terrible. Bike lanes are parking spots, bike lanes are where people park to do their construction business, bike lanes are everything but bike lanes sometimes!”
“Terrible. Very dangerous. More safety barriers would be great.”
“[Cycling through construction] doesn't feel comfortable, it's kind of dangerous, you never know if there's going to be potholes. Often the cyclists merge with traffic and I think the motorists aren't always aware of that.”
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