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Orange Flowered Bike Safe for Now

Goodish developments! Since we first wrote about the beloved but sadly ticketed orange bike that recently caused a kerfuffle on Dundas Street, its creators received some happy news from area councillor Adam Vaughan (Ward 20, Trinity-Spadina). Caroline Macfarlane tells us by email that Vaughan’s office “has said I don’t need to worry about the bike being removed immediately. We are going to sit down and discuss the matter [this] week, and try and come up with a more permanent solution!”
This is, to be sure, a small thing in the overall picture of life in Toronto. It pales in comparison to the underfunding of our transit system or the cancellation of bridges that might enliven whole neighbourhoods. But symbols matter. Small acts of creativity and engagement matter, and we are glad that this one has life in it yet.