New and improved sharrows have been installed on Dundas East. The old
sharrow markings were difficult to see because the paint wore off so
quickly. The new sharrow markings have been cut right into the asphalt.
There are also more of them so they should be difficult for drivers to
miss. See photos posted here.
TCAT welcomes Bikes Without Borders, the most recent organization to join our growing list of supporters. Bikes Without Borders is an inspiring new organization using bikes and bike-related solutions as a tool for development in marginalized communities. Bikes Without Borders is currently working on a project to provide HIV/AIDS workers in Malawi with new bikes and bicycle ambulances. To raise money for this worthwhile project, they are holding an event on the Toronto Islands on May 30.
Last week the Toronto Bike Awards ceremony was once again co-hosted by the Toronto Cyclists Union and the City of Toronto. TCAT was pleased to hand out its second annual Active Transportation Champion award for an individual or organization that has worked to raise the profile of cycling or walking and its relationship to a high quality of urban life.
TTC staff will report their final recommendations on the site and connecting track route for the planned Ashbridge's Bay Maintenance and Storage Facility to the Commission. The TTC will be building a new storage facility for streetcars in the East End; the Ashbridge's site at the corner of Lakeshore Drive and Leslie Street remains the preferred option. On May 19th, the public was invited to a charrette to provide their comments to three architectural firms.