harbord bike lane

Harbord gets a Halloween themed bike lane

Those who had the good fortune of commuting into work today via Harbord St. (heading east) were treated to one of the cuter bike lane installations we've seen in a while. DIY Halloween-themed bollards were placed alongside the existing bike lane at Clinton St., which drew a smile from drivers and cyclists alike.

It looks like the work of the Urban Repair Squad, though they haven't claimed responsibility for it just yet. It's also worth noting that Derek Chadbourne's shop The Bike Joint is virtually across the street from this impromptu bit of infrastructure fun.

In any case, this is the type of harmless urban intervention that makes the city a more fun place to live. I suppose it also demonstrates how easy it would be to put a physical barrier between the traffic and bike lane, but given its lightheartedness, I'm not sure that's the primary point.

Are you in the Halloween spirit yet?

Photo via the ARC


Latest Videos



Latest Videos


Join the conversation Load comments

Latest in City

A brief history of the Little India neighbourhood in Toronto

This is what Toronto looked like from the air from the 1920s to 1980s

This is what Queen's Quay in Toronto looked like before the condos

That time when Pizza Pizza hypnotized Toronto

Here are all the places in Toronto you can get discounts with your PRESTO card

The history of when Toronto got its first subway

This just might be the Toronto area's coolest gas station

Concrete barrier is proving a prime spot for Toronto cars to do sick rail grinds