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Woodbine bike lanes being used before they’re even done!

Unfinished bike lanes on east side of Woodbine already being used on August 19 -GARY W-P

Unfinished bike lanes on east side of Woodbine already being used on August 19 -GARY W-P

Although some have questioned whether the new bike lanes that the City of Toronto began installing on Woodbine Avenue on August 18 would get enough use to justify the inconvenience to automobile traffic, it certainly appeared that two-wheelers were eager to use them the day after the work began.

[See also earlier story about the project from Issue 032.]

On the afternoon of Saturday August 19, with lines already painted north of Danforth to O’Connor but construction cones still in place, a steady flow of riders could be seen already using the unfinished lanes.

A car is unloaded while parked in bike lane on east side of Woodbine on August 19 ALT -GARY W-P

A car is unloaded while parked in bike lane on east side of Woodbine on August 19  -GARY W-P

Not everyone was as quick to adapt to the new configuration and the changed rules that result, however.

At 7:02 p.m. a car pulled up front of a house on the street and, after sitting in the bike lane with flashers on while groceries were being unloaded, eventually was left to sit there.

Presumably the vehicle owner was unaware that, as a flyer delivered to area homes by the city last week indicates, on-street parking is prohibited during the seven-day period that work will be done on the project.

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