The mayor's green plan commits to completing the bikeway network, which has been growing at a snail's pace, by 2012. We asked cycling activists for their bike lane wish lists. Here's where they say the mayor should start expanding bike routes.
Numero uno: Bloor/Danforth
Also known as the Tooker Gomberg Way, Bloor/Danforth is the unanimous choice of cycling enthusiasts, who see the lack of an east-west route connecting the heart of the city to the burbs of Etobicoke and Scarberia as the Bike Plan's major weakness.
Deuces wild: Eglinton Avenue
Speaking of the lack of bike lanes on major east-west arterials, Eglinton is a must. Hilly in stretches, yes, but strategically located, especially for the growing number of brave pedal-pushers who venture into the city from outside the core.
Three's the charm: Front Street
Shockingly, the planned Front Street Extension, which provides a natural link to Union Station, makes no allowance for a bike lane.
Four is more: Richmond and Adelaide
Among the fastest movers of traffic in the core, these one-way anomalies, great for zipping back and forth downtown, are screaming for bike space.
Drive for five: complete Dundas, College and Wellesley/Harbord, add King and Queen
A few north-south hookups here would create a grid in the downtown that could (here's a radical thought) double as the boundaries for a vehicle-free zone during peak congestion periods.
Six, that's the ticket: Queens Quay
We got a glimpse of the pedal paradise the Quay could be when it was temporarily transformed into a bike and pedestrian zone last summer.
Seventh heaven: Yonge Street
The world's longest street is also the least bike-friendly. No main thoroughfare in a modern city, at least a city serious about biking, should be without a good chunk of bike lane.
Crazy eights: Bay Street
Why does what might be the most-used bike route into the downtown (Davenport) stop abruptly at the top of Bay, which already has high-occupancy vehicle lanes that could easily be retrofitted to make more room for bikes?
Drive for nine: St. Clair
Planners found room for parking but not for bike lanes when envisioning the new streetcar right-of-way on this busy east-west link. A missed opportunity.
Ten a real score: West Toronto Railpath
The city's idyllic architectural renderings of cyclists enjoying this pedestrian highway on railway lands from Dupont to King are just spin. There is only one path in this plan, and it will be full of joggers and dog-walkers, not bikes. Time for a different spin - namely, room for bike lanes.