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Livable Streets Heroes Block Rob Ford’s Removal of Toronto Bike Lane
Posted By Brad Aaron On November 12, 2012 @ 5:07 pm In Bike Lanes,Toronto | 14 Comments
Hats off to Steve Fisher, Wayne Scott and others who took to the streets today to stop the removal of bike lanes in Toronto.
The Toronto Star  reports that Fisher and Scott were part of a sit-in to save the Jarvis Street bike lane, which workers are attempting to erase under orders from Mayor Rob Ford , who is on a mission to reverse street safety measures put in place by his predecessor David Miller.
“I don’t believe the Jarvis bike lanes should be removed,” said Fisher. “Before the lanes were involved I was hit twice by cars.”
A street crew worked around Fisher only to encounter other protestors. Contractors eventually stopped work this afternoon. Both parties are planning to return tomorrow .
Hopefully it won’t come to this, but Toronto’s setting a good precedent for civil disobedience if New York elects its own Rob Ford  next year.
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 Toronto Star: http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/article/1286517--jarvis-st-bike-lane-removal-met-by-protest
 Mayor Rob Ford: http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/torontocouncil/article/899641---war-on-the-car-is-over-ford-moves-transit-underground
 planning to return tomorrow: http://torontoist.com/2012/11/jarvis-bike-lane-removal-interrupted-by-protesters/
 New York elects its own Rob Ford: http://www.streetsblog.org/2012/08/22/will-new-yorkers-elect-our-own-rob-ford-in-2013/
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