Scene: Ride for Jarvis
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Scene: Ride for Jarvis

For a second year, cyclists take to Jarvis street to protest the planned removal of its bike lane.

WHERE: Allan Gardens, Jarvis Street, and Nathan Phillips Square

WHEN: The evening of June 13

WHAT: When city council voted to remove recently installed bike lanes on Jarvis Street last year, Toronto cyclists vowed to fight the decision. That fight continued last night, as a couple hundred residents rode down the contentious street in protest of the planned removal. Though the turnout was smaller than last year’s ride, the determination to save the bike lanes hasn’t diminished: last month, Cycle Toronto filed a request for the provincial government to conduct an environmental assessment of the street before any further actions are taken. City staff, meanwhile, say the plan to remove the Jarvis bike lane—slated to happen as soon as separated bike lanes are installed on Sherbourne—is still in place.