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Nothing is more important around here than condo construction; developers would have us believe they are doing the Lord’s work by erecting buildings to house everyone in need of a roof over their head.
John Jenkinson copied us on a note to City Councillor Glenn De Baeremaeker — a cheerleader for the billion-dollar boondoggle Scarborough subway — about dump trucks parked in the cycling lanes on Brimorton Dr.
Jenkinson sent the good councillor photos of the trucks blocking the bike lanes before 8 a.m., which showed a line of them stationed in both cycling lanes just east of Markham Rd., outside a residential construction site.
Last Thursday, “there were eight trucks parked in the westbound bike lane and five parked in the eastbound bike lane,” he said, adding, “this is a very dangerous situation for cars, but especially for cyclists.”
We went there Monday and didn’t find any dump trucks in the bike lanes at that time of day. But we certainly found evidence of their presence, in the form of a coating of mud in the westbound lane of Brimorton.
STATUS: We’ve asked the city’s right-of-way management unit, which enforces road-related bylaws, to check out the mud and also the parking violations, and get tough with the builder.