City Council has voted in favour of creating dedicated bike lanes on both sides of Annette Street, from Jane to Dundas. The vote went 22 to 11. It was the largest item on the Council agenda, swollen by some 200 letters from locals and other biking supporters.
The Mayor lauded the defeat of the proposal by Ward 13 Councillor Bill Saundercook to downgrade part of the cyling lane (Jane to Runnymede)
Normally, said David Miller, the Council hears a lot of opposition to bike lanes. In his travels around the Ward, he said many brought up the issue, but virtually none had spoken against it.
It’s a tribute to local residents who took the time to write personal and well-reasoned comments to Council members that a series of setbacks was reversed.