Toronto doctors call on city to add bike lanes along Danforth

CBC News · Posted: Jun 20, 2019 11:20 AM

More than 150 doctors in Toronto and the GTA are taking a stand for cyclists by calling on the city to extend the existing Bloor bike lanes east onto the Danforth.

The Doctors For Safe Cycling advocacy group will be bringing their message to city hall, where they will hold a press conference later Thursday

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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.