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April 7, 2005
TTC Approves Bicycle Racks on Buses
  
The Toronto Transit Commission unanimously approved a bicycle rack on buses
pilot project yesterday afternoon. The project will see buses on the 7
Bathurst, 29 Dufferin, 47 Lansdowne, 98 Willowdale-Senlac, 161 Rogers Rd and
310 Bathurst routes equipped with bicycle racks for a one-year trial period.

Councillor Adam Giambrone (Ward 18, Davenport), a TTC Commissioner who moved
the motion and pushed for the bike racks, noted that "It’s a relatively
cost-efficient thing to do and it gets more people riding buses. We’re trying
to promote alternative transportation, whether that be walking, cycling or
taking public transit. It just seems to make sense to have this inter-modal
connection. The routes selected for this project connects cyclists in the
suburbs to the city core and the lakefront."

The Toronto Cycling Committee, chaired by Councillor Giambrone, worked closely
with the TTC to make this project a reality. Bikes are securely clipped by
cyclists on the rack, which takes only a few seconds. The racks have the
capacity of carrying two bicycles. The project will begin in late June.


Media contact:
Robert Camara
Councillor Giambrone’s Office
416-392-7012



 

 

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