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Toronto Commits $70m on commuter cyclist infrastructure; Ventura Hosts Cycling Santas June 5

June 4, 2009

Summer Solstice Santacon Ventura by Michael EmasFiguring that by  giving bikes more room on the road,  more people will ride them, reducing congestion and smog, the city of Toronto plans to spend $70 million to improve infrastructure for cyclist commuters:

Cyclists, who frequently ride a gauntlet of crude epithets, single-digit salutes and honking, say motorists are jealous of the cyclists’ speed and freedom.

“They’re trapped and frustrated,” says Yvonne Bambrick, executive director of the Toronto Cyclists Union. “Cars are not freedom. They’re like a ball and chain around your ankle. A bike is real freedom. You’re on your own schedule and it costs hardly anything Our streets need to better accommodate this active form of transport. Cyclists deserve dedicated space on our roads. It is up to drivers and cyclists to share the space.”

Or, as one commenter said, “I always thought it would be thought provoking to place a large sign on the back of my bike that read, WOULD YOU RATHER I WAS DRIVING AN SUV?”

Tremendous News says in this blog post The Case Against Cyclist Commuters from Tremendous News

If Toronto goes ahead with this plan to inject $70 million for cyclists I’ll be maddened.

It will set a precedent for bike freaks everywhere to take to every city. Soon the entire planet will be affronted by tiny bikes with suit-wearing cyclists and armpit sweat stains.

I say, Santa, go for it! Forget Rudolph and deliver by bike this December! Or at least join us at the SantaCon(VenturaVention) this Friday June 5 for a rockin’ rollin’ and ridin’ good time with food, music and beer from Anacapa Brewery! For more, go to Summer Solstice Santacon Rides Into Town June 5

The following series of articles articulates more of the issues involved with bikes and cars sharing the roads not just in Toronto but everywhere:

Graphic: Jarvis changes

The Case Against Cyclist Commuters.from Tremendous News

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