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Thursday, October 21, 2010

The issue: bikes | OpenFile

"Where the leaders stand:

George Smitherman: Wants a halt to new bike lanes on arterial roadways, but would make sure that current routes are safer and better maintained. He says bike lanes should be separated with properly curbed lanes.

Rob Ford: He wants to build 100 kilometres of off-road bike paths through the city and spend $5 million building on-road bike lanes. He made a gaffe at a mayoral debate last month when he said the Jarvis bike lanes cost $6 million. In fact, the lanes cost just over $60,000.

Joe Pantalone: He’s in favour of building a 1,000-kilometre bike network throughout the city. He also wants bike-only corridors on mayor arteries such as University Ave. and Bay St."