Bloor Street bike lane study clears committee
Environmental assessment must still be approved by council
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.