Cycle Toronto Rides for Richmond Adelaide Protected Bike Lanes

Cycle Toronto is hosting a ride this Saturday, June 8 at noon to promote separated bike lanes for Richmond and Adelaide. Meet at St. James Park, Adelaide and Jarvis.

Additional information about the ride here.

A look at what is being proposed by City staff.

Coverage of this issue in the Toronto Star.

“On behalf of Cycle Toronto and cyclists in this great city, I’d like to invite you to the Cycle Toronto Rides for Richmond Adelaide Protected Bike Lanes, on Saturday June 8, 12 noon. We will be meeting at the northeast corner of St. James Park, Adelaide and Jarvis.

The ride will raise awareness of the need for protected bike lanes on Richmond and Adelaide and to support the City’s Environmental Assessment for those streets.

This family-friendly 6km ride will start and end at St. James Park at the corner of Jarvis and Adelaide, travelling east along Adelaide to Sherbourne and then loop back along Richmond. we will be following the rules of the road and will have marshals under control. We will also be notifying the police. We will do our utmost to follow all traffic laws and keep everyone safe.

We have a unique opportunity to build a long, connected route through the downtown core. We don’t want to miss this chance to finally get this important puzzle of the Toronto Bike Plan built. Toronto is falling behind other cities in North America which are quickly building hundreds of kilometres of protected bike lanes.

New York City ensured that they built hundreds of miles of bike lanes before they launched their bikesharing system this week. Meanwhile Toronto already has BIXI but has failed to keep up with building bike lanes. Transportation commissioner, Janette Sadik-Khan (NY Times):

“We didn’t just drop this bike share system in overnight,” she said. “We spent five years installing more than 350 miles of bike lanes.”

Thank you for supporting protected bike lanes. I hope to see you at the ride.”

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