BICYCLE LANES IN TORONTO
Bicycle lanes have been installed progressively in downtown Toronto, Canada, since 1993. This marks an important trend, as perhaps for the first time in North America since the invention of the automobile, road space for motor vehicles is being reallocated to bicycles. Toronto's experience has demonstrated that bicycle lanes need to be carefully designed and implemented with ample opportunities for consultation with all key stakeholders. They have shown that many four-lane roads can operate satisfactorily with two midblock and three intersection motor-vehicle lanes. Loss of on-street parking is one of the most controversial issues associated with their implementation. On the other hand, bicyclists feel safer than they did before the lanes were installed. Bicycle-traffic volumes have increased on streets with bicycle lanes, while remaining static or possibly declining citywide. The impacts on motor-vehicle capacity are relatively modest and are considered an acceptable tradeoff for the benefits that arise from encouraging cycling.
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Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE)Washington, DC United States
- Macbeth, Andrew G
- Publication Date: 1999-4
- Features: Figures; Photos; Tables;
- Pagination: 6 p.
- TRT Terms: Automobile travel; Bicycle lanes; Bicycle travel; Bicycling; Case studies; Design; Parking; Safety; Traffic volume
- Geographic Terms: North America; Toronto (Canada)
- Subject Areas: Design; Highways; Pedestrians and Bicyclists; Planning and Forecasting; Public Transportation; Safety and Human Factors; Terminals and Facilities; I72: Traffic and Transport Planning;
- Accession Number: 00763599
- Record Type: Publication
- Files: TRIS, ATRI
- Created Date: May 19 2001 12:00AM