30 May '11, 12am
glad that #yyz has better #yegbike infrastructure than #yeg, actually...no I'm not glad #yegcc.
Both of the leading candidates for Mayor of Toronto want to cut back on spending and rip up bike lanes on main streets. The leader, Rob Ford , says "I can't support bike lanes. Roads are built for buses, cars, and trucks. My heart bleeds when someone gets killed, but it's their own fault at the end of the day." So who knows how long Toronto's first bike boxes will last before someone complains that ten feet of road has been taken away from cars. But some carry on; that's cycling activist Yvonne Bambrick handing out postcards to drivers, explaining how the bike boxes work.