Pharmacy bike lane removal

Pharmacy bike lane bites the dust

Although the vote to kill the Jarvis bike lanes got most of the attention earlier this year, they weren't the only ones to get the axe. The Urban Repair Squad reminded us yesterday of the alteration of the bike lane at Dupont and Lansdowne, and today we share the scene at Pharmacy Avenue, where the City has commenced work on the complete removal of its cycling infrastructure.

It's not surprising that the loss of a bike lane in Scarborough would garner less outrage than that of a major downtown thoroughfare, but for cycling activists the trend toward lane removal is worrisome, no matter where it is. Interestingly, for those unfamiliar with the Pharmacy lane, it was one of the more useful north/south corridors for cyclists in the east end, extending from just north of the Danforth up to around Eglinton Avenue East. Opponents of the lanes always argued that few people used them and that the loss of the curb lane for vehicular use snarled traffic in the area, but a campaign to stop removal plans earlier this year, took issue with both of these statements. Needless to say, their counter-argument fell on deaf ears.

Toronto Bike Lane removal

Lead photo by Christian Bobak


Join the conversation Load comments

Latest in City

The first case of coronavirus confirmed in Toronto and here's what you need to know

Toronto stores are selling out of N95 face masks because of coronavirus

Presto machines are getting a makeover

Toronto health officials say they're ready for a coronavirus outbreak

Ryerson Students' Union will no longer be recognized by university after scandal

Pride Toronto in turmoil after allegations of harassment and misuse of funds

Someone made a TikTok riding the TTC subway with a broken window

Environment Canada just issued a special weather statement for Toronto