In Spacing Toronto there is a tidy little article by Jake Tobin Garrett outlining possible  ways of introducing more secure bicycle traffic on Toronto’s streets. One of the key points made is that while segregated bike lanes are one solution, it is not the only solution. This I think is an important point to keep in mind in a city where we seem to like all or nothing solutions.

One of the neat things here was a statistic quoted from a 2007 study (also linked in the article) which noted that people found cycling in traffic 4 times more onerous than cycling in a bike lane.

The other nice observation was the creation of Bicycle Boulevards in places like Portland and Vancouver. Anyhow I’ll leave the technical details to Mr. Garrett and encourage people to go over and have a read:

On Bicycle Boulevards in Toronto « Spacing Toronto.