Touch Up Toronto #2: Take The Tooker
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Touch Up Toronto #2: Take The Tooker

One day, if bicyclists and the groups that represent them like TaketheTooker get their wish, a bike lane spanning the length of Bloor and Danforth Streets might be a reality. Until then, Rick Conroy’s masterful manipulation, above, will have to do.
The edited photos of bike lanes plopped onto Bloor at Bay look so real that they fooled a few Bike Land Diary readers back in February 2006 when Conroy first let the images loose (we wrote about them way back then, too). A year and a half later, the city doesn’t seem to be getting any closer to making it happen, even though the lane is long overdue—TaketheTooker’s post outlining the reasons for it can be distilled down to three basic points: it would be accessible, it would be safe, and it wouldn’t exist at the expense of non-bicyclists. Guess that we’ll all just have to keep our fingers crossed for a city that embraces pedestrians, cars, and bicyclists (well, the well-behaved non-nude ones) in equal measure.
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