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Save Jarvis PosterRide For Jarvis June 13th, 2012 at 6pm.
Cyclists Ride to Protest Bike Lane Removal
Via Cycle Toronto (formerly Toronto Cyclists Union):
On July 13th 2011, city council voted to remove the bike lanes on Jarvis. Then on July 20th, cyclists from all over Toronto gathered on Jarvis to ride in protest of that vote.
This year, let's come together again to celebrate the bike lanes on Jarvis and protest their slated removal. Join us on June 13th at 6pm.
Why are we protesting?
- The vote was without due public process and consultation.
- Thousands of cyclists and pedestrians rely on the bike lanes on Jarvis to safely commute downtown.
- Removing the lanes will cost taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars simply to return the street to its original, car-centric design.
Let's show Mayor Ford and the City of Toronto that these bike lanes are important to us, to the health of the city, to the pocketbooks of taxpayers and to the future development of Jarvis as a vibrant downtown community.