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City of Toronto HOV (DIamond) Lanes open for Motorcycles & Scooters.

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Dufferin, from Sheppard to Finch - it used to be HOV lave with bike access allowed. Today I've noticed that they changed it - now it is bus only lane.
Life sucks : (
oops. I saw that the sign is very unspecified (showing only a bus)... each time now checking my mirrors to see a cop behind :evil4:
 

Torontorocko

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Does anyone know the rule on roads within the city (eg: Eglinton) that have diamond lanes, but do not show a motorcycle on all the signs?
I figure it should be fine to ride because it's no different than where the motorcycle is on the sign at other parts of the same street. Know what i mean?
I'd like to know the actual rule on that though.
 

nfq

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Does anyone know the rule on roads within the city (eg: Eglinton) that have diamond lanes, but do not show a motorcycle on all the signs?
I figure it should be fine to ride because it's no different than where the motorcycle is on the sign at other parts of the same street. Know what i mean?
I'd like to know the actual rule on that though.
[FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]On City of Toronto roadways with HOV lanes, all motorcycles and scooters with number plates can now operate along with other eligible vehicles in the HOV lanes when they are in effect ( i.e. during the weekday morning and afternoon peak periods) . With the HOV lanes situated next to the curb, safety for these motorists is expected to be improved.[/FONT] [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]A motorcycle means a self-propelled vehicle having a seat or saddle for the use of the driver and designed to travel on not more than three wheels in contact with the ground, and includes a motor scooter, but does not include a motor assisted bicycle[/FONT]
[FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Once the existing HOV signs are altered to include a motorcycle/scooter pictogram, this change will take effect.[/FONT]
[FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]The City of Toronto HOV corridors include: [/FONT]

  • [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Don Mills Road
    between Overlea Boulevard and Finch Avenue East
    [/FONT]
  • [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Dufferin Street
    between Steeprock Drive/Overbrook Place and Finch Avenue West
    [/FONT]
  • [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Dundas Street West
    between Etobicoke Creek and Aukland Road
    [/FONT]
  • [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Eglinton Avenue East
    between Leslie Street and Cedar Drive
    [/FONT]
  • [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Overlea Boulevard
    between Millwood Road and Don Mills Road
    [/FONT]
  • [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Pape Avenue
    between Danforth Avenue and Millwood Road
    [/FONT]
  • [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]William R. Allen Rd
    between Sheppard Avenue West and Steeprock Drive/Overbrook Place
    [/FONT]
  • [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Yonge Street
    between Bishop Avenue/Hendon Avenue and Steeles Avenue
    [/FONT]

Source: http://www.toronto.ca/transportation/news/2008-04-30/index.htm
 

Torontorocko

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Thanks mate!
but what about the other sections of Eglinton that are west of Leslie st. that have diamond lanes marked?
 

Torontorocko

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I found out yesterday, that the HOV lane on Bay St. has only Bus-Cab-Bicycle indication on the sign... Is it not allowed for bikes???
http://goo.gl/maps/OuGpu
That's exactly like what I'm talking about!
There is no motorcycle on the signs, but all diamond lanes within Toronto city are open for bikes, right?
That is what I understand from what I've heard.
 

awyala

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I found out yesterday, that the HOV lane on Bay St. has only Bus-Cab-Bicycle indication on the sign... Is it not allowed for bikes???
http://goo.gl/maps/OuGpu
I am up and down that diamond lane every day, and have done so in front of cops countless times. Never batted an eye at me. Seems it is good to go. (on a bike of course).
 

Torontorocko

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I've been riding the diamond lane ALL along Eglinton as well, but I'm curious about what the rules are for those sections.
 

Rob MacLennan

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So I'm assuming know-one really knows the definitive rule on the "other" diamond lanes within the city.....
See the originally posted bylaw PDF. You'll find this:

"The permitted use of plated motorcycles under this By-law in the reserved lanes under
By-law No. 132-93 shall take effect upon the erection or display of signs authorizing the
use of plated motorcycles at the location(s) set out in Schedule 1 to By-law No. 132-93,
as amended."


In other words no sign, no motorcycles.
 

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