Richmond/Adelaide bike lanes on Wednesday's agenda at city hall
Bike lanes are back on the agenda at city hall this week, this time along Richmond and Adelaide Sts.
The bid committee will decide on Wednesday whether to approve a contract with IBI Group for an environment assessment into bike lanes along the east-west corridor.
The bike lanes would stretch from Bathurst St to Sherbourne St.
If the contract is approved, the assessment could be completed by the end of the year and the new lanes installed next year.
But if the city builds Richmond/Adelaide bike lanes, would the cyclists come?
"I don't know," says Scott, a cyclist himself. "Richmond is a pretty wild street. I would want to stay away from it regardless."
He says he would prefer to see a bike lane on Queen St, but he would use Richmond bike lanes if they were separated
Alan, meanwhile, a driver, says he would want to see bike lanes on Richmond and Adelaide Sts.
"Because right now, [cyclists] will still be using Queen and King and really causing serious concerns and safety hazards," he says. "So, yes, let's please have an east-west corridor for the bicycle riders so they can go there and be there, and not be on the mainstream streets."