Bikes and Strikes in Toronto


For the first day of Bike Week in Toronto, we woke up to a wildcat transit strike, with buses, streetcars and subway shut down with no warning. 770,000 commuters take transit every day, so thousands of extra cars filled up every road and traffic ground to a standstill. Everyone in the City with a bike got on it and rode to work, with no worry about door prizes or right hooks because the cars were not moving. The bicycle proved itself to be the most efficient means of transport and, next to walking, the only thing that moved. We hope many of these new riders find that they like it and keep it up! See also ::People of Toronto: Tell Us About Your City, ::Have You Reduced Your Dependence on Cars?