A couple of cycling activists photoshopped a bike lane onto Bloor Street. Wouldn’t it be nice if building bike lanes in Toronto was this easy?
Sadly it’s not, so campaigns like TaketheTooker are necessary. Inspired by the legacy of activist Tooker Gomberg, the proposal calls for a bike lane along the Bloor-Danforth corridor. Because of the subway, restricting car traffic along Bloor isn’t as crazy as it sounds. The lack of streetcar tracks also makes the spacing of the bikelane less of a problem. You should be able to just paint a couple of lines on the road.
Building the Tooker would also mean that cyclist would get another east-west corridor. The current lanes on parts of College, Gerrard and Harbord are patchwork at best. Interested contact your local councillor or Adam Giambrone, head of the City’s Cycling Committee.
Photo from Bike Lane Diary