Sunday, March 3, 2024

road closures

Opinion/Column

Turning busy roads into bike paths: why?

Toronto City Hall had put considerable resources, it seems, to close the 2-km stretch from Rosedale Valley Road down to Front St. East for the weekend — big orange barriers, signage and a police officer at each end. Given that the Gardiner Expressway was closed for maintenance and there were already bike lanes on Bayview, it made absolutely no sense. It was nothing more than an exercise in virtue signalling by a cabal of politicians and bureaucrats who wouldn’t be caught dead riding downtown themselves.

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