Hard Hit for the Future of Bike Lanes - Annette Street sharrows approved

While we are nearing the end of the construction season, and the City
is far short of its target to install 50 km of bike lanes in 2008, only
one bike lane was up for approval at last Friday's Public Works and Infrastructure Committee.
The Annette Street bike lane from Runnymede to Jane was actually a
deferred decision from a previous committee meeting. After some debate
over the reduction in some on-street parking to accommodate the bike

More Bike Lanes up for Approval - Brimorton, Conlins, Horner, Renforth and The Queensway

This coming Monday, September 8th, the City's Public Works and Infrastructure Committee will be reviewing a staff report to install 5 more bike lanes this year, totaling 13.2 km. The 5 bike lanes are:

South Kingsway-Queensway Interchange Update: Community Council favours status quo

Yesterday at Etobicoke York Community Council,
the culmination of more than a year's worth of community organizing was
put to the test. Community Council had before it a report from staff
recommending a slightly modified configuration to this extremely
dangerous and unpleasant interchange in South Etobicoke. Members of the

Reminder: South Kingsway-Queensway Interchange Community Council Meeting - July 7

As mentioned in last week's TCAT News e-Bulletin, there is an important Community Council meeting coming up next Monday. The Toronto Urban Renewal Network (TURN) is working hard to get as many pedestrians and cyclists - especially those living in Ward 13 - out to speak in favour of a redesign for this dangerous intersection to more safely accommodate active transportation.

New Bike Lanes Approved at Committee: Stanley, Royal York, Simcoe and Birchmount

At last Friday's Public Works and Infrastructure Committee meeting, members approved a City report to install four more bike lanes in 2008. Those lanes are:

South Kingsway-Queensway Interchange update - Report goes to Community Council July 7

It's been a while since TCAT News last reported on the debate around a redesign for the South Kingsway-Queensway Interchange in Ward 13. The Toronto Urban Renewal Network (TURN)
has been busy organizing residents interested in designing and building
an interchange that improves safety and accessibility for pedestrians,
cyclists and transit users.

Bikes and Pedestrians at Public Works & Infrastructure Committee - June 4

There are a variety of items coming up from the Toronto Cycling Advisory Committee on this week's Public Works and Infrastructure Committee agenda. The meeting is on June 4th at 9:30 a.m. in Committee Room 1 at City Hall.

The items are:

Bikes at Public Works and Infrastructure Committee - Three items at this weeks meeting, May 7

This week's meeting of the Public Works and Infrastructure Committee will review three separate items related to cycling in Toronto - the first two are recommendations coming up from the Toronto Cycling Advisory Committee. The items are:

15.6 Winter Snow Removal on Bike Lanes

Pedestrian Clearways - Progress made at Toronto and East York Community Council

At April's meeting of the Toronto and East York Community Council, a
motion was approved to better implement a pilot project that would
require cafe and patio owners along College Street to locate curbside
and protect a clearway (1.525 metres - 2.1 metres) along the sidewalk,
so that pedestrians can more easily navigate without obstruction. The
clearways are a component of the City's Vibrant Streets Guidelines.

Bloor-Yorkville Transformation - Plans go to East York Community Council without bike lanes?

While the plan has not yet been released, it is expected that it will include wider pedestrian promenades, but not bike lanes.