Three things I would do to make T.O. more bike-friendly
FRED SZTABINSKI, Toronto Coalition for Active Transport
“It’s certainly tough to narrow the list to three. There’s much that needs to be done.”
• Make sure the Bike Plan’s bikeway network is installed by 2012.
“Then staff can get to work on planning and installing bigger and better cycling facilities that are long-overdue.”
• Build an east-west bike lane extending the length of the city along Bloor.
“We need major bike expressways.”
• Dispatch a dedicated crew of bylaw enforcement officers to ticket offenders who park in bike lanes.
“Drivers need to be educated on how to share the road. Most campaigns work on educating cyclists, while drivers remain incompetent and dangerous.”