Don't Remove Woodbine Bike Lanes
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New bike lanes were installed on Woodbine Avenue, and although some are crying over the extra few minutes in their single-occupancy vehicles, and losing a few parking spaces, we just wanted to take the time to say thanks, well done.
You see, we understand that in order for the city to grow and thrive well into the future, and to face down threats such as climate change, we need to start getting people out of their vehicles by offering an assortment of transportation choices from cycling to commuter trains to subways to buses and even pedestrian options.
In addition, these cycling lanes connect a growing part of the city to the waterfront and the beach. And, everyone loves the beach right? Have you tried to find parking down there on the weekend? Yowza. So much easier to pedal down and spend the day relaxing and not having to worry about time on a parking meter.
Oh, and now we can even link up to the cycling network that runs along Dundas to the downtown or along Lakeshore. What a great way to see the city.
It's hard to get people to understand that cyclists also pay taxes, and we deserve a place to cycle that is safe. People get hurt and some even die cycling in Toronto in part because of a lack of good cycling infrastructure. That doesn't seem fair to me.
So, this a good start. Sure, we know it will take some time for people to adjust their behaviour and take advantage of the bike lanes. Maybe a few of those people sitting in traffic those extra couple of minutes will look out and see the smiles on cyclists faces as they whiz by getting some fresh air and exercise while pedalling to their destination.
Single-occupancy vehicles are the most inefficient mode of transportation going. Bicycles are the best. Thank you for acknowledging this and continuing to build safe cycling infrastructure in Toronto.
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