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Ontario’s Best Traffic Sign

This is Ontario’s best traffic sign. By ‘best’ I really mean worst.

I notice this sign often when driving along Bathurst St. and Yonge St. and always stare at it with amazement. In what situation does reserving a lane for buses, taxis, carpools, and bicycles make sense? In what situation does putting the largest vehicle on the road (a bus) and the smallest vehicle on the road (a bike) together in one lane make sense?

So imagine this: during morning and afternoon rush hour you have a cyclist riding in the same lane with a bus, which will stop every few blocks, pull over to the side of the road where the cyclist is riding, and drop of/pick up passengers.

Really Ontario? Is this your idea of a bike lane?


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