Last fall, rumble strips were cut into the pavement in King’s College Circle to slow down car traffic. After it was pointed out that the rumble strips were aggressive enough to almost cause cyclists to crash, the university filled in narrow strips to create a narrow channel for bikes. However, these were never very obvious the first time you biked through. Last year I suggested to Transportation Services that they explicitly mark the bike channels. I noticed today that sometime in the past few days, all of the parking spaces and crosswalk markings were redone, and at the same time, very nice markings were added for cyclists.
In addition to the bike lane markings and the arrows, they added a splash of green paint for good measure. They also marked the bidirectional roads appropriately, as seen here on Galbraith Rd.
Thanks to U of T Transportation Services for making life just a bit better for cyclists that cut through campus.