Take the Tooker Brings Awareness to Pre-election Cycling Issues
About two dozen Take the Tooker cycling activists showed up at the northeast corner of Yonge and Bloor from 3 to 5 p.m. today to remind voters to choose candidates that advocate for bicycle rights, namely, a bike lane stretching from Kipling to Kennedy along Bloor Street.
Co-organizer Lana Choi hopes that with David Miller's and cycling committee chair Adam Giambrone's re-elections, the city will finally get into gear with continuing the Bike Plan and not be complacent.
Some fierce words from a guy who showed up (not affiliated with the group) and security guards from the nearby RBC building about where they can set up the demo -- About 20 ft. away from the building means it's public space, apparently -- but otherwise, a friendly meetup complete with dinging bells, colourful horns and, of course, stacks of bikes.
What's cool is that when even a temporary chalk-drawn bike lane is installed along a stretch of Bloor, motorists seemed to drive within the lines and cyclists had their own path. Maybe we can chalk it up in the meantime while waiting for a more permanent solution. Pray it don't rain.
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