Cycle Toronto is moving ahead with their campaign for protected bike lanes on Richmond and Adelaide Streets. This would open up a safe cycling route into and out of the city centre from the west.
From the Cycle Toronto website:
Protected bike lanes can help to reduce the stress and make cycling safer for people biking downtown, especially for novice cyclists. Richmond and Adelaide Streets are prime candidates. Richmond Street and Adelaide Street are high volume roads with average speeds above 40km/h.
The Environmental Assessment is underway. We anticipate its conclusion by December 2013. City staff will also explore ways to have the protected bike lanes connect to existing bikeways west of Bathurst Street and east of Sherbourne Street.
Meetings take place on Monday, November 18, and Tuesday, November 19, 2013 with the following schedule
9 a.m. to 9 p.m. – Materials on display
3 p.m. to 8 p.m. – Project team on site to answer questions
Monday, 6 p.m. – Spoken presentation of the materials
Metro Hall, Rotunda
55 John Street
Toronto ON M5V 3C6