Video ride up the Jarvis Street bike lane, in rush hour, on a Friday, of a long weekend.
The Jarvis Street bike lanes were installed only two years ago, but Toronto City Council is blowing $300k to remove them because they add two minutes to the average car trip. This might sound like a wild overreaction, because it is. To demonstrate the Jarvis bike lane’s innocence, I filmed my ride home up the entire stretch.
- It’s rush hour, on a Friday, of a long weekend; supposedly the very stuff traffic jams are made of.
- The ride takes seven and a half minutes, at a very leisurely pace (ninja shift at 2:38). At this rate, two minutes of variability seems like a sampling error.
- I only found one car parked in the bike lane: a police cruiser.
There isn’t much to see; no road rage, no traffic jam, not even a honk. Thanks to the clearly-marked bike lanes.
P.S. @larrylarry has a similar video, from the car’s perspective.