New Paint on the Prince Edward (Bloor) Viaduct

New Paint on the Prince Edward (Bloor) Viaduct

Have you had a chance to go for a ride over the Bloor Viaduct yet this week?  Have you seen the new, wider bikes lanes and the sharrows at the conflict zones?

Over the past 2 years or so, Ward 29 Bikes, and the bike community, have been advocating for a safer crossing for cyclists along the busy Bloor/Danforth bridge. In 2008, Ward 29 Bikes released a detailed and persuasive report: The Bloor Viaduct Safety Report. Last week, the city started with the pre-stripping and by this week, the project was completed!

Take a look at new lines! The buffers! The sharrows!

Bloor Viaduct, (heading east)

And look how much wider the lane is now! (heading east around the curve, right before the bridge)

Curve before the Bloor Viaduct, (heading east)

There are also a few sets of sharrows to help east-bound cyclists make that ever so tricky left-hand merge, right at the DVP on-ramp:

Sharrows on Bloor Viaduct, (heading east)

More Sharrows on Bloor Viaduct, (heading east)

Now there’s a nice, obvious lane between the ramp and the other traffic lane:

New lane on Bloor Viaduct, (looking west)

And what about going West???

New pavement treatment on Bloor Viaduct, (heading west)

So if you have any time this weekend, take a few moments to check out the fresh paint on the Bloor Viaduct!!!

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