Since early 2012, the ward advocacy groups from wards 19, 20, 27 and 28 have been meeting regularly, primarily to push for the completion of a network of separated bike lanes in downtown Toronto (see http://www.toronto.ca/cycling/network/downtownupgrades/). We've made amazing progress in moving this proposal forward, including the installation of the city first cycle tracks on Sherbourne Street (finally!). As for the rest of the network, the southern portion of Sherbourne should be completed next year, we can be fairly confident that the Wellesley lanes will be installed in the coming two years, the planning process continues for the Harbord-Hoskin and Beverley-St. George portions, and an environmental assessment is underway for the Richmond-Adelaide piece. As we discussed at our last meeting, now that the various portions of the network are in the implementation stages, the time has probably come for us to wind down our joint ward meetings (at least formally). We don't want people to get "meeting-ed out" or to duplicate efforts. But this definitely shouldn't be the end of joint ward meetings! One thing we've learned is how valuable it is to have the combined ideas of energy of lots of people in one room. We should all join multiple ward groups (any ward you cycle through!) to spread good ideas, and ward captains shouldn't hesitate to organize joint ward meetings on an issue-basis, whenever the need arises. In keeping with that, let's keep our next meeting on July 23 (and we might even invite more wards!).For those interested in the Richmond-Adelaide cycle tracks, Cycle Toronto has started a working group. As the name implies, this is not a discussion group but a group that's putting a lot of time, effort and thinking into to ensure this key piece of cycling infrastructure gets built. If you want to join the effort, contact Jared Kolb (firstname.lastname@example.org). Their next meeting is June 17.Thanks everyone, ride on!