This is our last chance to weigh in on the routing of the Annette St. bike lane. As you may recall, there was to be a dedicated bike lane on Annette from Jane to Dundas West. But the route got de-railed in April by a few merchants on the Jane to Runnymede section of Annette.
Councillor Bill Saundercook asked City staff to find a way around that
section of Annette and the answer made many cyclists unhappy.
It eliminated the dedicated lane, replacing it with a signed-only section
along St.John’s Road.
Critics point out this is less safe and runs contrary to the principal that
a place must be made for bicycle traffic in order to encourage more of it.
In answer to criticsm of the first meeting, Councillor Saundercook has
called a second public meeting. Publicity for it again appears to be minimal. Advance notice was one week, at most.
The Councillor has said he supports the re-routing. If you disagree you
will have to help to change his mind by attending the meeting, or at least writing/calling him. City Hall Assistant: 416-392-4073
Constituency office: 416-338-5165 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
The details of the meeting are below. If you have received a notice about this meeting, please drop us a line saying so: email@example.com
>>> Annette Bike Lanes Public Meeting
>>> In June 2008 City Council approved bike lanes for the section of
>>> Annette Street between Runnymede Road and Dundas Street West. As your Councillor I would like to discuss the section between Runnymede Road and Jane St. with you the community.
>>> The public meeting will include a presentation on alternatives for
>>> providing bike facilities west of Runnymede Road to Jane Street.
>>> Comments and questions may be submitted directly to staff and will be reviewed and considered. Public meeting is scheduled for:
>>> Monday September 15th, 2008
>>> James Culnan Catholic School
>>> 605 Willard Avenue
>>> 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.