Weston may once have been the home of the bicycle, but the bike has long since moved downtown and bought a condo.
Slowly, ever-so-slowly, that is beginning to change. City staff are making the streets a bit friendlier to our two-wheeled friends. In January, they’ll ask Etobicoke York Community Council to remove a daft ban on bikes turning at Little Avenue during rush hours.
At present, no traffic is allowed to turn onto Little from Weston from 7-9 am and 4-6 pm, and the law is strictly enforced (as it should be). This includes bicycles. If the new rules are approved, bikes will be allowed to turn onto Little Avenue.
To be sure, this is a small step, but it’s in the right direction.