#BuildTheGrid: Cycle Toronto's 2018 Municipal Election Campaign

Toronto's Mayor and City Council sit down for their first meeting of the 2018-2022 term on December 4. We know that with a grid of safe streets, Toronto would be a healthier and more active city. We need to keep pressing our elected officials to #BuildTheGrid.


After decades of advocacy, bike lanes on Bloor (between Shaw and Avenue) became a reality in August 2016. Initially installed as a one-year pilot project, City Council voted to make the lanes permanent in November 2017. More people than ever are now using Bloor to ride to work or school, visit local shops, or meet friends. 
Bike counts from June 2018 indicate that the Danforth is primed for bike lanes. Danforth Ave is the east-end’s only route with the potential to provide a continuous connection from downtown across the Don Valley to Scarborough - all of the other bridges crossing the Don (Gerrard, Dundas and Queen) have streetcar tracks which make continuous routes challenging, if not impossible.
Toronto’s iconic main street has long been a key destination for anyone visiting or living in Toronto - but its outdated design has resulted in an environment that is unsafe and unpleasant for people walking, biking, and taking transit. Here is why we support the Transform Yonge project, which would create a safe, beautiful, and vibrant central corridor for people.

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