Comment 89176

By Noted (anonymous) | Posted May 30, 2013 at 15:55:41

When the city redesigned and rebuilt Roncesvalles Avenue, it tried an experiment with new bike lanes. And while the city and the TTC say they're happy with the design, many cyclists, pedestrians and TTC users are not.

Cyclist Tim May is frustrated with the so-called "bump outs" — elevated concrete platforms that run only in front of streetcar stops along Roncesvalles.

"Some urban planner did not get this right," said May.

The bump outs create a 10 to 20 metre-long stretch at each streetcar stop where the bike lane double as a place where transit users can board the streetcar.

'Bump outs' create confusion

Cyclist Jonathan Armstrong says the bump outs are creating problems.

"A lot of people, when they're waiting for the streetcar, they don't notice that it's a cyclists' lane too — even though it's painted."

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