*VIDEO* UPDATE Protestors Try To Stop Removal of Bike Lanes
Monday is the day cyclists in Toronto haven't been looking forward to, but protesters managed to get crews to put the work on hold for a day.
A massive truck began to wash away the lane markings at Jarvis and Isabella around 1 p.m. Protesters repeatedly blocked the machine, eventually stopping it for good around Carlton.
Police managed to convince two protesters blocking the trucks path to leave the road. At the same time, crews decided to end work on the road for the day.
Work will resume on Jarvis Tuesday at 10 a.m. and protesters are promising to return.
The route is considered a main artery by some drivers, who say they couldn’t be happier.
One business owner who spoke with Newstalk1010, suggested that traffic was so bad along Jarvis with the bike lanes there, that his workers would often be late, simply because they couldn't move.
Instead of using Jarvis, bike lanes have been built on Sherbourne St, so cyclists are encouraged to use that route.
It was in 2010 that the lanes were put in, at a cost of $80-thousand.
The cost of getting rid of them, could be as much as $300-thousand.
(With files from R. Courtney and M. Rosa)