Last year, Toronto City Council voted to remove the bike lanes on Jarvis Street. This was done without any public consultation, without the support of the local Councillor and against the advice of City Staff. It was a political move that puts the safety of hundreds of cyclists at risk. Luckily, the bike lanes have not yet been removed.
I’m working on a project, with Cycle Toronto, called ‘Drivers for Jarvis‘. We want to show that the debate about Jarvis Street isn’t about cyclists vs drivers. It’s about safety vs rhetoric. It’s about sharing the road vs hogging the road. It’s about common sense.
Jarvis, in it’s current formation, is a Complete Street that works for everyone. Cyclists know it. Pedestrians know it. And yes, even drivers know it.
If you’re a driver, and you support safe streets for ALL users, please get in touch. Thanks!
You can see all these pics on the Cycle Toronto website as well.
PS: A big Thank You to Yvonne Bambrick for being the official photographer of Drivers for Jarvis.