Wednesday, January 25, 2012

at owner's risk

likely in an effort to safeguard the newly planted trees,
these signs started appearing a few months ago (this one on Bloor Street) in Toronto. many cyclists were up in arms that now there were less places to safely secure your bike (not to mention an ongoing battle with the city over less places to safely ride your bike)

signs,signs

16 comments:

EG Wow said...

Hmmm. How come riding a bicycle just gets more and more complicated in Toronto?

Lindy MacDuff said...

I do believe it's a challenge in most places.

Andy said...

Toronto has soooo many rules. This is new one for me.

Nora said...

This city needs to provide more parking spaces for the bicycles obviously.

Nellies said...

Nice photo, I especially like the colors of the bikes a lot! And here in NYC we have the same bike-parking problem, but I must say that the City does really try to improve everything for bike riders. (bike lanes, lots of info regarding safety and more and more bike parking)

ewok1993 said...

big cities can be quite challenging to those who use other ways of transportation.

RedPat said...

We do need more bike stands for sure! And more trees!

Inger-M said...

I hope the tree survives then!

Genie said...

I can see how the bikers would be upset...but I can also understand that it is hard on the trees. Hope they get it all worked out peacefully. genie

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

My comment might have gotten lost -- Hope I'm not repeating myself. I was glad you explained about the new trees, because otherwise I would have been completely puzzled. In my experience police departments and cities usually encourage people to lock their bikes!

Lesley said...

instead of putting in better (longer) bike racks, rack up the fines. oh wait, it doesn't say anything about a fine just that it will be removed at 'your risk'.

Luna Miranda said...

bike and motorbike lanes are also an on-going challenge here. road accidents involving bikes and motorbikes happen every day.

Pat said...

At first I didn't get the sign. I thought - hey - isn't this kind of like an oxymoron? Don't look the bikes or they will be removed? Isn't this what the bicyclist is trying to PREVENT? Then I saw the locked bikes in the background and said "ah". Okay, so I'm getting old. What can I say?

La Principessa Errante said...

Looks like there are bike stands there, but they also look rather inefficient - 2 per stand is silly as our bike populations continue to grow.

Halcyon said...

Interesting sign. Toronto is pretty bicycle friendly compared to other places I've lived.

JeannetteLS said...

How much would it really cost to have some bike racks around? Is it THAT much? I would think cities would want to find ways to encourage clean transportation. I know they need to protect the trees, but...

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