New Cycling route through Revival 629 Studios avoids Carlaw

Egress rules across the Lineal Park were supposed to keep the Revival 629 Studio's LSB gate closed, except 11pm to 7am. It's been open all the time now for quite a while (weeks? - months?) ..... And cyclists have already started using it as a safe route between the Lower Don Recreation Trail and the … Continue reading New Cycling route through Revival 629 Studios avoids Carlaw

Pt 3 – LSB/LDRT Intersection Hazards – Massing to the East of Logan

In Part 3 of the "LSB/LDRT Intersection Hazards" series, I get good video of drivers blocking the trail - at virtually every instance - as they try to make turns from southbound Logan onto westbound Lake Shore Boulevard. In the second of these two video in Part 3, I look at the massing in driver's … Continue reading Pt 3 – LSB/LDRT Intersection Hazards – Massing to the East of Logan

Pt 2 – LSB/LDRT Intersection Hazards – Driver Sightlines

Conflicts between Drivers and Lower Don Recreation Trail users at Lake Shore Boulevard and the neighbourhood streets running north-south out of South Riverdale - Morse St, Logan St and Booth St - are the usual coarse of events when motor vehicle drivers try to make the dangerous and heart pounding merge onto the fast Lake … Continue reading Pt 2 – LSB/LDRT Intersection Hazards – Driver Sightlines

Eastern Ave Bike Lanes: ‘They Don’t Go Anywhere!’

2014/08/27 7:26pmA politician who is running for Councillor in Ward 30 has made a video1 (shot about right here) about how the Eastern Avenue Bike Lanes 'Don't go Anywhere'Eastern Ave Bike Lanes: 'They Don't Go Anywhere!' As the video says, "Well, actually they go to the Contraflow Lane on Logan Ave which gets you further … Continue reading Eastern Ave Bike Lanes: ‘They Don’t Go Anywhere!’

@TCATonline ‘Difference between infrastructure merchants think visitors want and what they want, substantial’

TCAT just released a study on the impact of bike lanes on Danforth businesses. A summary of the findings:Less than 1 out of 5 visitors drive to the DanforthMerchants overestimate the importance of drivers to their business, and underestimate the importance of cyclistsThose who live or work in the area visit the Danforth more frequently … Continue reading @TCATonline ‘Difference between infrastructure merchants think visitors want and what they want, substantial’

First @OpenStreetsTO happens this Sunday, August 17th – 8am to 12noon!

Come walk, bicycle, sit, play, wander, even snooze - on Bloor Street, and on Youge Street - from 8am - 12noon on Sunday, August 17th. Your next opportunity to experience our urban built form not dominated by motor vehicle traffic noise, stress and rage happens two weeks later same human streets same human hours - … Continue reading First @OpenStreetsTO happens this Sunday, August 17th – 8am to 12noon!

Checking the Road Closed construction detouring for Cyclists at Eastern & Mosley

Video - Saturday, August 9, 2014 - 1:07pmChecking the Road Closed construction detouring for Cyclists at Eastern & Mosley The latest Leslie Street TTC street reconstruction configuration closes the intersection of Eastern and Leslie until September 7, 2014. The Road Closed detouring for cyclists on Eastern Avenue at Mosley St was non-existent (as usual) when … Continue reading Checking the Road Closed construction detouring for Cyclists at Eastern & Mosley

Masters of Industry: South Riverdale to be the new West-of-Spadina High-rise Tower Goldmine

Finance - Industry would line East Waterfront with Highrise Condo Towers from Don River to Woodbine.By Michael Holloway¬† Streetcar Developments - the developer who bought Jilly's - and is voluntarily including low income units in their plan for the remodeling of the property - have also acquired a 4 acre site between Eastern and Queen … Continue reading Masters of Industry: South Riverdale to be the new West-of-Spadina High-rise Tower Goldmine

Another Walkabout of the Eastern Avenue Closure at Leslie Street

Wednesday, August 6, 2014 - 12noon to 2pmLeslie Street reconstruction Site-Walk NotesI bicycled both eastbound and westbound approaches, and walked the entire site - with special attention paid to the immediate area of Eastern at Leslie.Eastbound on Eastern from Booth to Leslie:Signs say only "Eastern Closed at Leslie til Sept. 7th"One just before Pape, indicates … Continue reading Another Walkabout of the Eastern Avenue Closure at Leslie Street