Bloor Street bike lane study clears committee

The city of Toronto's public works committee has approved an environmental assessment to study the feasibility of installing a bike lane along a long swath of Bloor Street.

Environmental assessment must still be approved by council

The city's public works committee will study the feasibility of installing a bike lane on Bloor Street. (CBC)

The city of Toronto's public works committee has approved an environmental assessment to study the feasibility of installing a bike lane along Bloor Street.

The study — which if approved would take about a year to complete — will investigate the possibility of putting a bike lane along Bloor from west of Keele Street in the city's west end to east of Sherbourne Street. The study will also examine installing a bike lane on Dupont Street.

In 2011, council voted to scrap a similar study.

CBC city hall reporter Jamie Strashin said the study will still need to be approved at council.

"It's expected to be a contentious issue, as all cycling issues are," he reported.

The study will also be complicated, due to the traffic congestion along the route. 

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