February 28/09 8:57 am - Toronto Merchants warming up to bike lanes
Posted by on 02/28/09
From the Toronto Star
Any suggestion to remove street parking in favour of bike lanes is usually met with hostility from merchants who think it will cost them business.
But cycling advocates and environmentalists say that bit of conventional wisdom is an urban myth – one that needs to be challenged in the face of increasingly congested roads and plans for boosting public transit and other green initiatives.
They're touting a new study of the Annex neighbourhood as proof that a lively shopping district need not depend on street parking.
Read the rest of the article at The Star