Bike Activists Going Guerilla

23 Feb


Title of Website: The Star

Author: Robyn Doolittle (Staff reporter)

Date: June 18 2007

  • $73 million plan to expand bike lanes around the GTA over the next decade is years behind schedule (Bloor St is suppose to get a bike lane, between University and Church, sometime within the next three years-this year)
  • Group of cyclists stencil the city’s bike lane logo – a bicycle and large diamond – along the road, used hot pink spray paint
  • Takes around 30 minutes to paint stencils every 50 feet down the stretch of road
  • Places they hit: Bloor St W (Between Ossington Ave. and Dufferin St), Annex – Bloor (Between Spadina Ave and Bathurst St)
  • Cost of clean up was $1973.74
  • Cyclist was killed in the GTA when collided with a garbage truck

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