One of my favourite bike-culture blogs was privy to an email exchange between a Toronto driver and Mayor Ford on the subject of the Jarvis Bike lanes.

Worth a read.

Toronto’s economy loses billions of dollars every year from gridlock and traffic congestion. We need to make the situation better – not worse. The Jarvis Street bike lanes experiment has been a failure. Ninety-four percent of commuters now face longer commutes on Jarvis Street. Over 15,000 commuters each day are suffering from longer travel times, for the sake of 600 additional cyclists.

This is despite the fact that driver volumes were unaffected by the Jarvis lanes – as per the cities OWN study conducted in April.

Ford likes spitting out numbers – but he just doesn’t like paying attention to what they mean.

Copenhagenize.com – Building Better Bicycle Cultures: Mayor Ford and Jarvis Street, Toronto.

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