Finally, after years of community effort Torontonians will be able to ride safely along Bloor with the installation of a partially protected bike lane pilot project on Bloor from Avenue to Shaw. We asked cyclists and local councillors about the new bike lane.
Photos by Claire McFarlane, Interviews by Tammy Thorne
Here’s what they said:
"I will totally be riding on Bloor more often. I live on Shaw and I work at Bloor and Spadina. I now take Harbord but with the new lanes I'll be able to take Bloor. I will ride with my kids more once the new bike lane is here."
"I'm looking forward to bike lanes on Bloor. It will be safer. It would be great if they are protected."
"I am looking forward to bike lanes on Bloor. I bike Bloor a lot because it is one of the better streets – it has smooth pavement."
"There was a Staples truck behind me swerving in between lanes and I actually thought that I might get hit. If there are bike lanes, I will bike here more. If it is safer, I will like it."
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