Remove bike lanes from Yonge Street

Remove bike lanes from Yonge Street

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Michele Gilfoil started this petition to Mayor's Office, City of Toronto (Mayor of Toronto)

UPDATE - 2022 - The bike lanes have created dangerous site lines, increased pollution from cars stuck in traffic, and we know from the experience below, extended run times for EMS attendant care.

The 16 land-locked streets continue to suffer the brunt of delays, dangerous turning radii and blind access to the neighbourhood, while the lanes go virtually unused.

We love CAFETO on Yonge, and we like bikes but the combination can be lethal.

Be green but Be RATIONAL!

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On Wednesday August 25th, 2021 around 5 PM,  a cyclist was seriously injured while using a bike lane southbound on Yonge St. at Alcorn. The cyclist hit a concrete divider and sustained serious injuries.

Luckily, medical professionals who were in the area, helped with immediate care. It took police about 25 minutes to arrive at the scene, and the ambulance did not get there for almost 45 minutes!

Attendant EMS support was delayed due to the lack of passable space.

Bystanders were incredibly concerned about those response times.

We are extremely concerned about increased congestion with the return to an active school year and employees returning to their places of work.

Our local neighbourhoods and communities support the restaurants/temp patios, and the local businesses 100% during these unprecedented times. However, as of November 1st Yonge Street should be returned to its designed configuration of 2 lanes both north and southbound.

Please sign this petition which will be forwarded to Mayor Tory and Councillors Layton, Matlow and Wong-Tam to remove the pilot bike lane project immediately from the Yonge Street corridor.

 

 

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