The Toronto Star had a fun article today about a rush hour race between a cyclist, a transit rider, and a driver, from North York Civic Centre to City Hall.
The cyclist did it in 26 minutes, the rocket rider in 35 and the driver in 36.
That was interesting, but what made it more interesting was who the driver was.
Surprisingly, his comment after losing the race was not that we should replace Yonge Street with a limited-access expressway. Instead, he blamed his defeat on bicyclists! From the Star:
"Separate cycle paths" is part of the CAA's "balanced" plan. They want to "help" cyclists by getting them out of drivers' way. They plan on doing this by creating paths in isolated areas like hydro corridors. Since only leisure cyclists would be using pathways that aren't in line with their journey, I wonder if folks like Alcock would like to outlaw bicycles on major streets like Yonge?