News Release: Transportation Platform to be Released in the Street During Guaranteed Bike Lane

Toronto – (November 3, 2000)

From 8 to 11 a.m. today, Mayoralty Candidate Tooker Gomberg will join other cycling advocates in the street for the Guaranteed Bike Lane action.

The group of cyclists, dressed in orange clothing and reflective vests, will gather on the south side of College St., just east of Spadina. They will put orange cones on the road and ensure that trucks and other vehicles do not infringe on the safe passage of cyclists on the bike lane.

At 10:30 a.m. Candidate Gomberg will release his platform plank on Transportation.

“The City of Toronto promises cyclists a fair deal on the road, but promises don’t mean anything if they aren’t translated into action. The College bike lane is treated like a parking lane by many trucks and cars. Why can’t the city ensure that the cycling paths aren’t be parked in? They do it in Montreal and many other cities, why not here?”

Be Nice: Debate!

Mr. Lastman has announced that one of the key aspects of his re-election bid is a campaign for Torontonians to “Be Nice”. Perhaps he could set an example good behavior, courage and leadership by agreeing to participate in the Mayoralty Candidates debate Monday night, 7 – 9 p.m. at Oise. That would be nice, and citizens would appreciate such a polite gesture. Gomberg to Camp

In Allan Gardens Tonight

In recognition of the disaster of homelessness in Toronto, candidate Gomberg will again spend the night in solidarity with the homeless in Allan Gardens. He will put up a tent, in contravention of the bylaw, to bring attention to the fact that homeless people have no roof over their heads, and are prohibited from even having a tent above.

Gomberg will join the homelessness protest in Allan Gardens (Sherbourne & Gerrard, South/East corner).after 10 p.m.