Globe and Mail: Safety is the first casualty of Toronto’s road transport model

“A local merchant’s claim that the bike lane hurts business is obediently reported by the media with no scrutiny of more likely causes such as changing consumer tastes, a new competitor down the road or higher business costs – such as notoriously high rents on Bloor spurred (ironically) by the area’s walkability, bike-friendliness and access to two subway lines.

A study by the Toronto Centre for Active Transportation pegs motorists’ contribution to local businesses at a meagre 10 per cent.” (The Globe and Mail)

Posted On: March 18, 2017