One of the few pieces of cycling infrastructure that the City of Toronto has introduced in the past decade are white dots painted at semi-actuated intersections, so that cyclists know where to stop a bicycle to get a green light, right on top of a loop. Since many intersections are timed signals (guaranteeing a short wait for a green), they are not common downtown or along major streets, but usually found where minor streets meet major arterials.
So what’s particularly strange about these white painted dots? Simple, really. They are located on a left turn lane from eastbound Eglinton to northbound Allen Road, a busy, limited access highway from which pedestrians and bicycles are prohibited.