Angry Robot

London mayor’s ambitious bike plan a lesson for other cities – especially Toronto

Boris Johnson is awesome:

<blockquote>        <p>His plan promises a staggering $1.4-billion over 10 years to build bike paths, create bike parking lots and re-engineer intersections for bikes. To put that in perspective, Toronto is spending $90-million over the same period. [&#8230;] The flagship of his plan is a 24-kilometre bike “superhighway,” separated from traffic and running from west to east through the heart of the city. It is expected to be the longest of its kind in Europe. Part of it will take over a lane of an elevated highway, the Westway. As Mr. Johnson puts it, “the ultimate symbol of how the urban motorway tore up our cities will become the ultimate symbol of how we are claiming central London for the bike.”</p>    </blockquote>
• March 26, 2013, 4:09 pm |