Support separated bike lanes on Harbord and Hoskin!
Sign this petition if you support separated bike lanes on Harbord and Hoskin.
Recent studies suggest that while 7% of people are satisfied by paint and signage, 60% will only ride on low speed residential roads, park paths & separated lanes. Separated bike lanes on Harbord are a key part of a grid of downtown separated lanes, enabling Torontonians to travel by bike in a safer, easier and lower stress environment. The City has proposed building bidirectional lanes along the north side of Harbord-Hoskin from Ossington to Queen’s Park and we think it’s a great idea! Bidirectional lanes along Prospect Park in Brooklyn have led to a number of benefits including reduced speeding, reduced crashes, reduced sidewalk cycling and a greater diversity of ages using the lanes.
All of the following organizations support separated lanes on Harbord, Hoskin & Wellesley: Mountain Equipment Coop, Cycle Toronto, the York Quay Neighbourhood Association, The Uof T Graduate Student’s Union, the Toronto Island Community Association, the St Lawrence Neighbourhood Association, the ABC(Yorkville) Residents Association, the Palmerston Residents Association, the Bay Cloverhill Residents Association , the Parkdale Resident Association and the Oak Street Housing Coop Inc.
Cycle Toronto conducted traffic counts on May 27, 2013 and found that bicycles already account for 45% of traffic during the morning peak period. Let’s make Harbord the best bike street in Canada! Don’t squander the opportunity to build safe, connected separated cycling infrastructure for all Torontonians.
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