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The bike lane on Jarvis St. in Toronto photographed on Oct. 6, 2010. (Fred Lum/Fred Lum/The Globe and Mail)
The bike lane on Jarvis St. in Toronto photographed on Oct. 6, 2010. (Fred Lum/Fred Lum/The Globe and Mail)

Mayor looks to remove bike lanes on Jarvis Street Add to ...

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford wants to get rid of the bike lanes on Jarvis Street, saying he is responding to public demand.

"I get a lot of people calling me. They want to get rid of them. I do what the taxpayers want me to do. They want them gone so we are going to try to get rid of them, " he said Thursday during a ribbon cutting event at a medical supply store.

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The Mayor made the remarks on the same day that the public works committee is considering a new cycling report that includes a proposal for separated bike lanes.

That report does not include any recommendations on the controversial Jarvis Street lanes, but a motion on those lanes is expected to be introduced.

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