Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Ward Advocacy in Action? yes!

If the Cycle Toronto Ring & Post newsletter brought you to us, you might be curious what the story is, so let's give you a bit of background.  Ward Advocacy in action?  Yup, for sure!  The massive project at the TTC Leslie Barns has kept some members of our group very very busy.

Detour signs, Cycle Toronto Ring & Post April 2015

The on-going construction, development and detours resulted in some very unsafe conditions.  Ward30bikes members Michael and Vivian (plus coordinated work from Ward 32's cycle group) spent countless hours working through this. Site visits, walk-a-bouts, community liaison meetings between the TCC / City Staff / Project Manager / us, safety walks with our councillor, and countless blogposts and video posts... all starting as early as October 2013.

We worked hard to advocate for the best possible ways to deal with detours.  You can read the full history here including all the ups and downs along the way.  Grab a cup of tea, it's been a long slog:

And finally, a big thank you to the cycle advocacy members of ward 30 and 32 who worked on this project for volunteering so much of your time!

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