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


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