Opinion: Danforth bike lanes are key to a safer, more prosperous city

Written by Dr. Peter Sakuls, a Toronto physician, and co-founder of Doctors for Safe Cycling, and Gideon Forman, a transportation policy analyst at the David Suzuki Foundation.

Imagine if the Bloor subway ended abruptly at the Don Valley.

It would be an enormous inconvenience for transit riders, to put it mildly. But this is pretty much the situation cyclists face: there’s a bike lane across the Viaduct, but as soon as riders reach Danforth Avenue, there’s no lane to protect them.

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