The Sunnyside Bike Park had a soft opening today.
There have been a few finishing touches since the volunteer work day a few weeks ago. There are now signs indicating the difficulty of various features
ranging from easy
to more difficult.
It was great to see the first riders officially roaming the park.
There will be a stakeholder meeting on Tuesday to start hammering out how this track can be supported and maintained by the community. It will take all of us to pull together to make this park a fun place for everyone.
Also, the Ward13 group of Cycle Toronto is working to get the city to improve bicycle and pedestrian safety at the crossings between Windermere, Ellis and Colborne Lodge, and Lakeshore Drive and the Queensway. The need for better crossings at Ellis and Lakeshore is particularly acute, given the proximity to the bike park. Here is a sketch of what we want at this intersection.
If you support these types of changes for better safety for both pedestrians and cyclists, here is an online petition.
Updates: blogTO has some great pictures here.
Toronto Star video here.