Monday, March 30, 2009

Hallam Sharrows - One Year Anniversary

A year ago, Urban Repair Squad painted the 800 meters of sharrows on both sides of Hallam Street which the City of Toronto had promised to install (see page 4 of the report). But never did. According to what I heard, it took a mere 2 hours to paint the sharrows on both sides and a year later they are still there today.  Nice work! On personal note, I have spoken with several cyclists and parents in the area and overall they love the sharrows ... perhaps a bike lane next?
Yes, please!

Sunday, March 29, 2009

TTC Adopts New Stickers by URS

No Bicycles signage (before) - Welcoming Sticker for Cyclists by Urban Repair Squad (after)

Over 60 days after the TTC's unfriendly bicycle signage was replaced by the new, more welcoming stickers, the TTC has yet to remove from the over 60 stations where they were installed. It appears the TTC has embraced the new, more positive signage. A welcome change and even better all free of charge. "We fix, no charge." It is important to note that the TTC was asked to replace the old signage in 2002 but chose not to do so with the usual excuses...

Update: As of April 29th - Yup, still there.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

New Bike Lane 1,2,3

Big Stripe + Bike Stencil = Bike Lane

In front of City Hall in San Fran