TCAT responded to media inquiries this week about Councillor Adam Vaughan's proposal to convert Richmond and Adelaide Streets from one-way to two-way streets. The proposal has the goal of improving both the livability and commercial function of these streets which is currently negatively impacted by the fast-moving traffic.
The Clean Air Partnership's research report titled Bike Lanes, On-Street Parking and Business was the subject of a recent webinar. For anyone who missed Fred Sztabinski's excellent presentation, the recording is now available online.
As reported in recent TCAT News,
the Clean Air Partnership's research report titled Bike Lanes,
On-Street Parking and Business will be the subject of an upcoming
The webinar will profile the findings of the study, the tools and
methodology used and a discussion on how a similar study could be
conducted in other communities. The findings of this study will also be
presented in May at Velo-City 2009 in Brussels – the world’s largest
conference devoted to bicycling.
The Canadian Centre for Architecture in Montreal has an exhibit on until next April celebrating urban activism from around the world. Take the Tooker's Mobile Bike Lane is displayed as is Toronto's Urban Repair Squad's bike lane stencil.
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.