Toronto Hydro crews work hard to keep the power on, and that often includes working around dangerous electrical equipment. For operational reasons, crews may require the use of sidewalks, bicycle lanes or roads.
As bike lanes are expanded throughout the city, Toronto Hydro crews will inevitably disrupt cyclists in order to perform regular maintenance and emergency response on Toronto roadways.
Toronto Hydro makes every effort to minimize disruption to the public. This includes ensuring the safety of cyclists by creating a temporary bike lane, when possible.