This administration has been shameless in their championing only bike travel. I am a cyclist (except this year when I have had a hip replacement) mostly and a pedestrian, and thirdly, a car driver. I'm 68
I believe the policy should be sharing and consideration for all of these. One does not have to be to the detriment of the other.
Some of the 'traffice calming' efforts in my area of Mile End are disastrous. For instance, at both corners of St Viateur and FAirmont, you have filled in the turning lanes, and not changed the light directions, so now we have lines of idling traffic on both cross streets much of the day. Some lights, only one or two cars can pass because there is a turning car waiting. It is an unthinking idea.
Or on St. Viateur street. It has been narrowed so much in a few places that if you are a cyclists in the winter, you have NO place to slide ahead of cars at stop signs or lights.
There are ways of doing this that are more aware.
Sure narrow some of the little street openings , but make the big streets FLOW. Make specific crossing times (some places have four way crossings just for pedestrians. That could help.
But stop making it so difficult for cars.
Obviously, the demographic for this administration is Them. People in the 30's , 40;s who are not infirm or have young children, who don't need to say move a chair in the car, or go shopping. And it is not made for winter. There are MANY cyclists that do not cycle in the winter for safety sake.
I guess this is a bit off topic but if you could direct me to the right place for this I would be very grateful