Stenciled bike posts where real ones were once installed—removed by Astral Media to make way for information pillars.
SPOTTED BY: Martin Reis
WHERE: College Street and Manning Avenue
WHEN: Saturday, April 28
WHAT: Back in November, we learned that Astral Media, which has a contract with the City of Toronto to provide street furniture (bus shelters, trash bins, et cetera) had been cutting down bike posts to make room for their new (and reviled-by-many, including us) information pillars—not just removing them but sawing them off, rendering the posts unusable and the bikes that were still locked to them an easy target for theft. This weekend, at the site of one such removal: painted reminders of the cycling infrastructure that was.