Mission & Vision
Imagine being able to ride bikes with your entire family on Eglinton Avenue without any fear in Etobicoke, Scarborough, and Midtown. With protected bike lanes, it would be a fun, easy, and healthy experience getting to school, the grocery store, or your favourite dinner spot.
Calling for protected bike lanes on Eglinton Avenue is about more than transportation — our streets have the power to connect communities, improve our mental and physical health, provide space for children to play, and allow businesses to thrive.
Cycle Toronto is advocating for reimagining our streets to their full potential and making them work better for everyone. While people will still be able to drive, other options, like biking, will be a lot more appealing with safe spaces on the road. This is a conversation about safe, healthy, and sustainable mobility options for people across our entire city.
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Years of construction of the Eglinton Avenue Crosstown LRT has hindered the growth of communities along Eglinton and the businesses that sit on it. In the project there are already plans for protected bike lanes, better pedestrian infrastructure, and other streetscape improvements, but much of this is unfunded.
In the short term, affordable quickbuild materials, like those seen on Danforth Avenue and Yonge Street, could be used to establish protected bikeways, patios, and greenery, while allowing for parking.
In the long term, we want to ensure the project implements complete street features, including bikeways and public realm upgrades on Eglinton Avenue between Keele Street and Mount Pleasant Road, by reassigning the existing road space to accommodate vehicular traffic, parking, bikeways, seasonal patio extensions, art installations and other neighbourhood and cultural events.
Connecting Eglinton will also mean extending protected bike lanes beyond the boundaries of the LRT; they’ll need to connect to the multi-use path west of Jane Street, and in Scarborough, improving the RapidTO facilities with dedicated cycling lanes to Kingston Road.
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