You may not have heard of the Urban Repair Squad, but you may have seen their repairs.
Their mission statement is
- To encourage bicycling as an antidote to the poison that is car culture.
- To actively construct a positive future of what urban transportation could be by installing it NOW.
- To encourage citizens to reclaim ownership and stewardship of their urban space.
- To employ the concept of Critical Mass; encouraging cyclists to bond together and more safely take back their rightful place on the public roadways.
- Your city is broken. Don’t wait for the bureaucrats to fix it.
- DO IT YOURSELF.
The latest upgrade to our sad streets was performed at the site of Jenna Morrison’s death.
I can’t describe the Dundas & Sterling action better than Lloyd Alter of treehugger.com, so let me just refer you to what he has to say.
James Schwartz has also put up a very comprehensive article covering the latest bike lanes in Toronto on The Urban Country.