The news today indicates that Toronto is extending its bike lanes. The new plan will include University Ave., one of the busiest streets in Toronto.
Great news. I used to rollerblade down University back in the day and I can see how important a bike lane will be to that part of the city. And while I am happy for T-dot, I'm kind of a little jealous.
When was the last time Ottawa announced a bike lane? Or any bike related good news story? Every morning I bike east on a four lane road. The lanes are seperated by a median. How hard would it be to 'skinny up' that median and throw a bike lane on both east and westbound lanes?
Probably more work than city council wants to entertain.
Generally I'd say that Ottawa is a great city to bike in. But, our main arteries are less than bike friendly.
This may be the beginning of my "Strongly Worded Letter" series.
More to come.