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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

Bike lanes are back on the agenda at city hall this week, this time along Richmond and Adelaide Streets.

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."

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  1. DAN posted on 01/08/2013 04:33 PM
    yUP, THAT'S A BIGGIE. VERY IMPORTANT, BECAUSE THEY HAVE NOTHING ELSE AS BIG ON THE AGENDA.. THESE CITY HALL COUNCILLORS ARE AN OVERPAID NIGHTMARE OF A JOKE.
  2. Ken posted on 01/08/2013 04:46 PM
    BAN ALL BIKES UNTIL;
    1. All bikes are safety checked annually and licensed with an annual fee that goes towards their cost to the city.
    2. All bike riders wear an approved helmet no matter the age. Heads over aged 18 are just as soft as those under aged 18.
    3. All bike riders follow the highway traffic act at all times. Stop signs! Lights! Passing! Unsafe riding! No longer a few toys mingling with a few cars. We are no longer in the 1930s.
    4. All bike riders must carry proper liability insurance and proper medical protection insurance. Stop dumping the stupidity of the riders on to the car insurance system.

    If you want to be a legitimate mode of transportation in this era - grow up and act like it.
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