It was a long and cold winter this year. Spring is taking its sweet time to arrive. I finally shed my gloves and earflaps this week. Riding around downtown to check things out.
This means that the Ride of Silence coming up on the 21st will probably end at Trinity Square like last year.
I was excited by this photo on Twitter posted this morning which made it look like there was a protected bike lane set up near Queen and John. Alas, it was only an illusion. It looks like the entertainment district BIA has laid down planters on one lane of traffic to simulate the narrowing of John St. that is planned in the future. Also note that these plans do not include bike lanes along this stretch.
Of course being by Queen and John means that I’m irresistably drawn to Urbane Cyclist. Here is the highest local concentration of Larry vs. Harry bikes that I’ve ever seen.
Among the most eagerly anticipated signs of spring are the cherry blossoms in High Park. There are a few cherry trees near Robarts Library that usually bloom about a week ahead of the ones in the park. This is what they looked like this morning.