Monday, May 17, 2010

Sharrows with parked cars

New bike sharrows have just been installed along College between Lansdowne and Dufferin (only going eastbound).

These are actually comical. I may be able to see what the city peeps are trying to do here with their limited resources, but doesn't this just decrease/de-emphasize the 'sharrow value' to vehicle drivers during rush hour/in future use?

Isn't it clear that this vehicle/parked cars/sharrow association may set a bad precedent for all bike associated lanes? I think these just lead to driver confusion; moreover, they devalue actual bike lanes. I can certainly see the association and drivers may end up thinking they can park in those as well...

A grandstand for Toronto's improving cycling infrastructure! Are there future plans to modify parking restrictions at least?

Here is some info from the city. I really hope I'm not up to date here.