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afransen

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I could see Bike Share expanding into Port Credit and south Mississauga within 5 years, before all of Toronto is covered, provided there are no jurisdictional hurdles to overcome.

But correct me if I am wrong, most of the suburban areas are still very inhospitable for cycling outside of trails. The GO stations are traffic nightmares at peak periods, and largely located in commercial/industrial areas where there's both more threats to would-be cyclists, and less destinations.
Mississauga is making progress with bike lanes or more often MUPs on suburban arterials, with a suprising number of cross-rides with bike signals. Better than Toronto seems to be managing on comparable suburban arterials. There are stretches where there are gaps in the network. Riding on the street I tend to only do recreationally outside of rush hour (which would be legitimately terrifying).
 

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Mississauga is making progress with bike lanes or more often MUPs on suburban arterials, with a suprising number of cross-rides with bike signals. Better than Toronto seems to be managing on comparable suburban arterials. There are stretches where there are gaps in the network. Riding on the street I tend to only do recreationally outside of rush hour (which would be legitimately terrifying).

I think cities like Mississauga need to embrace building a cycling network at-grade with the sidewalk, rather than the roadway. It is the best compromise for safety, expansion efficacy, and maintaining the existing road hierarchy which is unfortunately unrealistic to radically change.
 

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I think the city agrees with you. Most of the work they have been doing has been multi use paths on high speed arterials. Most of the on-street bike lanes are more on lower speed distributor roads, though I still see plenty of people riding on the sidewalk.
 

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New station added this morning at Dundas St W / St Helens Ave (where Dundas and College meet).

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Saw it yesterday when I was out'n'about. Good use of road space. :)
 

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It just occurred to me we need a Bike Share station at each end of the Spadina Station tunnel! :p
 

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