Members of the operations and transit committee accepted a staff recommendation Monday not to implement bike lanes on Grange Road, between Victoria and Watson. It seems few residents want them, and a review by staff indicates very little demand for bike lanes.
Fair enough. But the committee also approved a staff recommendation that signs be erected identifying Grange as a 'Bike Route,' as it is deemed in the city's Official Plan.
A staff report says a Bike Route is a road signed specifically to encourage bicycle use.
It will cost approximately $5,000 to erect 14 such signs.
But since one of the city's formal goals is to encourage more bicycle use overall, why don't we slap up the signs at all the entrance points to the city instead of spending money on a street-by-street basis.