OK, it is multi-user path, not just a bike path, but it still feels silly calling it a MUP.
I was walking down the path on Saturday doing my best impression of a
sidewalk MUP superintendent I had to walk since the path is still officially closed. The ribbon cutting is Tuesday 7 May at 2pm. It will be held on Young Street by the Queensway, since that is closest point limos can drive very important people to track. And if it rains, they can cut the ribbon under the Queensway overpass, err, graffiti art installation site. Presumably the path will be open to all users at that point, although there is still work to be done…
It would be an interesting challenge to see how many councillors and dept heads can actually ride a bike, since doing so would give me more confidence they understand what a facility should include.
As I got closer, I realized it was Zlakko Krstulich, of our hardworking cycling facilities dept at City Hall.
He was getting the bike counter in place, so we will know how many users there are from day 1 when the new brownfield MUP opens. It doesn’t count pedestrians, unless you are wearing steel shoes.