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URS installs bike lanes at Dundas & Sterling

The DIY interventions at Dundas & Sterling continued this morning courtesy of the Urban Repair Squad, who installed blue-painted bike lanes on either side of the street where cyclist Jenna Morrison was killed just over a month ago. This marks the third unofficial installation of cycling infrastructure at the intersection since the tragic events of November 7th.

Previous projects included the addition of sharrow-like markers and a bike lane crafted out of bits of garbage. Today's work upped the ante on previous efforts with more extensive lane markings, but it's possible that something even a bit more elaborate was in store. Police arrived at 11:30 a.m. — reportedly on account of a 311 call from a concerned resident — which caused the URS to flee the scene, leaving behind their bikes, stencils, and paint.

Although five cruisers were dispatched to the intersection, it would appear that the crew who installed the bike lanes made a successful escape. By the time we arrived, all that remained was the evidence of their work and some very suspicious police officers. Here's what it looked like.

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Photos by Tom Ryaboi


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