Bike Spotting: Mike Layton on Bloor Bike Lanes

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Photo by Yvonne Bambrick

Bike Spotting on Bloor: A Sneak Peek at what’s inside our upcoming June print issue

Join dandyhorse (we'll be covering the event!) Sunday May 29 for  Bike with Mike, Mike Layton's annual celebration at Christie Pits

We asked Mike Layton if he was looking forward to the new bike lanes on Bloor, here's what he had to say:

The Bloor bike lane has been a long time coming and I am very excited that we are so close to that reality along this section of Bloor. Having grown up in the neighbourhood, I know how dangerous cycling on Bloor can be. A trip along Bloor will soon be an enjoyable part of my daily cycling commute, and the commute of many others.

One note of caution: We need more bike parking. Even without the lane, cyclists lock their bikes to anything nailed down along Bloor because the parking is so limited. If we think the bike lane will bring more bikes, we need to put in more bike parking.

I’ve been working closely with the neighbouring councillor, Joe Cressy, Cycle TO, the BIAs and local residents groups to help move this forward. We’ve been meeting with other councillors to ensure support in the upcoming vote. I have also been pushing staff at City Hall to stay on track for implementation this spring.

Buy our June issue here or pick up a free copy at better book and bike stores this June.

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Coming in June! Our new issue of dandyhorse includes cover art by Kent Monkman, interviews with Catherine McKenna and the women behind Toronto's first feminist bike zine, lots of news and views on Bloor, Under Gardiner and the West Toronto Railpath and much, much more! Get dandy at your door or at better bike and book shops in Toronto.

Related on the dandyBLOG:

PSA: Bike with Mike 2016

Bike Spotting Bloor with the women behind Books on Bathurst

PSA: Bike with Mike 2015

Bike with Mike 2014

 

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