10 Dec '11, 8pm

Taking Back the Streets: The Urban Repair Squad Builds A Bike Lane Where Cyclist Was Killed

Taking Back the Streets: The Urban Repair Squad Builds A Bike Lane Where Cyclist Was Killed

Their planned intervention was to install bicycle lanes at the Toronto intersection where Jenna Morrison was crushed under the rear wheels of a truck, the driver of which claims he couldn't didn't see her, even though she was towing a trailer. It is an unusual intersection in Toronto, in that it is a T, and has a large throat; there is lots of room for bike lanes in both directions. It is also right at the end of a major bike path, a logical place to find bikes turning. But they don't do bike lanes in Toronto anymore. So first some local people stencilled in sharrows as a warning to share, then David Meslin and James Schwartz demonstrated how a line might work with their garbage bike lane, and now the Urban Repair Squad has swooped in.

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/bikes/taking-back-streets-urban...

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