How Bike Lanes Get Built

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"How do bike lanes get built?"

It's one of the most frequent questions we receive, so we've asked some of the experts at the City of Toronto to help walk us through the process. For this lunch 'n' learn session, please join us to hear from our presenters:

Deputy Mayor Ana Bailão, City Councillor for Ward 9 Davenport Becky Katz, Manager of the City of Toronto's Cycling and Pedestrian Projects Unit Kanchan Maharaj, Sr Engineer in the Cycling and Pedestrian Projects Unit

Our presenters will share the technical and procedural process that takes a bike lane from plan to reality.

About the speakers:

Deputy Mayor Ana Bailão serves as City Councillor for Ward 9 (Davenport).  She has been a member of the Toronto City Council since 2010 and was re-elected in 2018.

Ana serves as Toronto's Deputy Mayor, Chair of the Planning and Housing Committee, and is an Executive Committee member. Designated Toronto's Housing Advocate, Deputy Mayor Ana Bailão has been a champion for affordable housing, leading critical planning and housing policy decisions at City Hall to keep the City affordable.

Specific to cycling, Ana has succeeded in accelerating the Bloor West Bikeway extension from Shaw Street to Runnymede Road, in addition to multiple local projects, to make Ward 9 communities safer for cyclists and pedestrians.

Ana is a community builder first and foremost, working with constituents across her ward to advocate at the City for positive local change, complete communities and sustainable growth.

Becky Katz is the manager of the City of Toronto's Cycling and Pedestrian Projects unit. In her career, she has focused on weaving her passion for collaborating with communities into planning and designing high-quality public spaces and multi-modal transportation infrastructure. Before joining the City of Toronto in September 2019, she oversaw the City of Atlanta's bikeway planning, design and implementation group.

Kanchan Maharaj is the Sr Engineer in the Cycling & Pedestrian Projects unit. She is responsible for the unit's line marking, bollard/concrete, bicycle signal and other related cycling infrastructure contracts, initiatives and projects. She has over 25yrs of Canadian and international engineering, construction, policy and planning experience in the public and private sector and has volunteered and worked with many equity-focused organizations in the GTA throughout her career.  She has been with the Cycling unit for almost 7 years.


February 4th, 2021 12:30 PM through  1:45 PM
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