Jarvis bike lane removal costs revealed by Toronto Cyclists Union
Where's there's bike lane removal, theres...gravy? While it was all but a guarantee that the cost of removing the Jarvis Street bike lanes would exceed that of their initial installation, the actual costs had yet be revealed until the Toronto Cyclists Union requested specific figures from the City's transportation staff, who confirmed that the removal of the lanes and reinstallation overhead traffic signals will cost $272,000, which is up significantly from initial estimates of $200,000.
Here's how the bike union breaks it down:
"Bike Lane Installation (July 2010): $86,000
- removal of overhead wiring and signal hardware - $21,000
- removal of all pavement markings and remark as 4 lanes plus bike lanes - $65,000
Jarvis Reconfiguration (scheduled for summer/fall 2012): $272,000
- installation of overhead wiring and signal hardware - approx. $200,000.00
- removal of all pavement markings and remark as 5-lane road, including signage - approx. $72,000"
It's probably worth noting that when Dave Meslin originally tweeted these figures, Rob Ford's policy advisor Mark Towhey appeared to call them into question before going silent about the matter. Make of that what you will.
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