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Cycling infrastructure (Separated bike lanes headed downtown)

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Don't forget that Holyday is somehow also a deputy mayor. Those two are among the worst in an already very bad crop of councillors, and they've both coincidentally been elevated to positions of power. It's amazing that we've managed to build any pedestrian or cycling infrastructure with a mayor who wants those two in his inner circle.
 

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Don't forget that Holyday is somehow also a deputy mayor. Those two are among the worst in an already very bad crop of councillors, and they've both coincidentally been elevated to positions of power. It's amazing that we've managed to build any pedestrian or cycling infrastructure with a mayor who wants those two in his inner circle.

I was just about to say -- it looks really badly on Tory that two of his Deputy Mayors are the two biggest pieces of shit on Council. I wish he took more flak for it.
 
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He won by a roughly 4,000 vote margin the last time.

It'll be a tough battle to unseat him; even though it should be easy.
He's the result of first-past-the-post voting. That's why his pal, Doug Ford, banned ranked balloting in Ontario. Hiding it in his COVID-19 bill.

See link.
 

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This is exactly the type of comment that I hope leads to him losing in the next election. A good chunk of the students that attend that high school live in his ward. They'll be voters within a year or two.

Previously, Thorncliffe Park and Flemingdon Park were in the same ward, along with Leaside. When the city was forced to go with the federal/provincial ridings, it split the schools' catchment areas in two. All the students using that bridge everyday live in Robinson's ward, and Jaye Robinson is more beholden to wealthy Lawrence Park residents than anyone else. Meanwhile, DMW doesn't give a crap about anyone who doesn't drive. He's reached the peak of his political career, and doesn't have anything to gain by doing any real work.
 

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I was just about to say -- it looks really badly on Tory that two of his Deputy Mayors are the two biggest pieces of shit on Council. I wish he took more flak for it.

He really should. I get that he did it as a cynical bone-throw to the suburbs to show that he would not be a downtown oriented mayor in his first term, but he didn't need to retain that facade after being re-elected to a second (and supposedly final) term, yet he kept both of them in the same positions anyway. Really disappointed he did that despite having access to loads of far better, more intelligent, and less divisive councilors.
 

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For more details: https://www.toronto.ca/services-pay...-birmingham-street-kipling-ave-to-dwight-ave/
 

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Description of changes to Esplanade:

The following changes are being proposed for The Esplanade:
  • A bi-directional cycle tracks would be added to the south side The Esplanade.
  • Safety enhancements would be added to all intersections, such as renewed pavement markings, prohibited vehicle turns, and signal timing that separates the movements of vulnerable road users from vehicles.
  • The speed limit would be reduced from 40km/h to 30km/h.
  • The Esplanade would be converted to one-way westbound from Church Street to Scott Street, from Jarvis Street to Market Street, and from Princess Street to Berkeley Street.
  • The Esplanade would be converted to one-way eastbound from George Street to Frederick Street.
  • Through traffic in both directions between Sherbourne Street and Princess Street would be prohibited.
  • George Street between The Esplanade and Wilton Street would be made one-way southbound to prevent Wilton Street from becoming a bypass and to reduce traffic near St. Michael School.
  • The north half of Farquhars Lane would be made one way northbound to reduce local traffic infiltration and the traffic volume across the busy Front St sidewalk.
  • Otherwise, intersecting streets would not be changed.
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I'm very happy to hear that they are looking at best practices like raised bike/pedestrian crossings near the park and protected intersections as part of the third phase. It is still quite baby steps, but it is nice to know that the City is actually aware of these best practices and considering implementing them, even though they are pretty modest baby steps.

They didn't say what width they were contemplating for the bidirectional cycle path. Should be at least 4m, but it looks narrower in renderings.
 

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Description of changes to Esplanade:

The following changes are being proposed for The Esplanade:
  • A bi-directional cycle tracks would be added to the south side The Esplanade.
  • Safety enhancements would be added to all intersections, such as renewed pavement markings, prohibited vehicle turns, and signal timing that separates the movements of vulnerable road users from vehicles.
  • The speed limit would be reduced from 40km/h to 30km/h.
  • The Esplanade would be converted to one-way westbound from Church Street to Scott Street, from Jarvis Street to Market Street, and from Princess Street to Berkeley Street.
  • The Esplanade would be converted to one-way eastbound from George Street to Frederick Street.
  • Through traffic in both directions between Sherbourne Street and Princess Street would be prohibited.
  • George Street between The Esplanade and Wilton Street would be made one-way southbound to prevent Wilton Street from becoming a bypass and to reduce traffic near St. Michael School.
  • The north half of Farquhars Lane would be made one way northbound to reduce local traffic infiltration and the traffic volume across the busy Front St sidewalk.
  • Otherwise, intersecting streets would not be changed.
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Love it. Finally some legit bikeways in the city
 

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