Lawrence Avenue East Bicycle Lanes - Surprise!
A last-minute agenda item at the Public Works and Infrastructure Committee (PWIC) meeting last week surprised cycling advocates. PWIC approved 16.1 km of bike lanes for St. Lawrence Avenue East from Victoria Park Avenue to Rouge Hills Drive. This section of Lawrence Avenue will add 32.2 km to the Bikeway Network and increase the total length of the approved bicycle lanes in 2008 to 52.8 km. The Lawrence Avenue East bikeway will ultimately connect from the Rouge River to Yonge Street and represents a significant east-west bikeway crossing the entire Scarborough district. The Toronto Star provides a status report of the Bike Plan, as one of the Mayor's nine major initiatives.