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Bike lanes: Here to stay, with tweaks to reduce business losses

July 22nd, 2011 · 124 Comments

Toronto has decided to pull up its bike lane and move it over one street. I thought perhaps the same might happen here if results showed that business losses on Hornby and Dunsmuir were severe enough.

Looks like that won’t be the case. The reports out yesterday (which I summarize here) get business losses at about 10 per cent for Hornby businesses, four per cent for Dunsmuir. And the attitude seems to be that somehow engineering can do some fixes that will reduce those.

However, according to city polling, 64 per cent of you are fine with that, and a diehard minority of 28 per cent are opposed.

The two full city reports on same are here and here. There’s a much more detailed version of the Stantec findings also posted for those who want to mine the numbers.


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