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Taneisha wears a bike helmet outside Union Station

What does it take to get someone on a bike?

This year, I was excited to lead our effort to bring cycling engagement activities to all 25 wards in the city — a first for our organization. Through pop-up bike safety stations, Get Lit! bike light giveaways, and educational workshops...

By Ry Shissler on Dec 24, 2021

  Accelerate Our Advocacy, Stories

Multi-couloured Toronto sign at night with a water fountain in front of it

2020 ActiveTO Permanent, 100 km of New Bikeways in Three Years

Yesterday was a big day for cycling at City Hall — loads of cycling initiatives were approved!

Sonam stands beside her bike as the sun sets over Lake Ontario

What does it take to build a culture of cycling?

When I moved to my new neighbourhood earlier this year, the culture of cycling was readily apparent; I could walk down the street and see people riding bikes in large numbers. I could see people like me getting around not just for fun, but...

By Ry Shissler on Dec 14, 2021

  Accelerate Our Advocacy, Stories

Many people ride bikes on Danforth Avenue including a child

Destination Danforth: The Final Push

City Council will decide this week whether to keep Destination Danforth

By Ry Shissler on Dec 10, 2021

  ConnectDanforth, ConnectKingston

Overhead view of people riding bikes on a wide road. Text reads "Scarborough Needs a Cycling Network"

Scarborough Needs a Cycling Network: A Documentary

We found were many positives shared across these experiences — joy, health, utility, cost savings, and more. However, there was an equal amount of fear, danger, lack of safety, and the common knowledge that Scarborough roads take lives.

Kevin rides an orange Cycle Toronto cargo bike on a trail in Scarborough

What does it take to get a bike lane built?

There is a lot of work ahead in 2022, but Cycle Toronto’s team of staff, volunteers, and local partners are ready to meet this moment. Through our advocacy, we make the change we want to see in our city. We don’t build bike lanes; we get them built.

By Ry Shissler on Dec 08, 2021

  Accelerate Our Advocacy

A man wearing a bike helmet in a park. Text reads "Mohammed cycle educator"

Essential Cycling Tips

Five essential cycling tips everyone should know

By Ry Shissler on Dec 01, 2021

  cycling education, education, video, Essential Cycling Tips

Rendering of The Queensway at the Ontario Food Terminal with bike lanes and heavy trucks

The Queensway Could Become a Complete Street in Etobicoke

he City is proposing adding a raised, protected bikeway separated from car lanes with a concrete curb and more

By Ry Shissler on Dec 01, 2021

  action alert, The Queensway, Etobicoke

Rendering of Sheppard Avenue facing Leslie with protected bike lanes.

Sheppard Avenue: Toronto's next best bikeway?

The City is proposing big improvements for Sheppard Avenue and the preliminary designs show potential for Sheppard to become one of the best bikeways in Toronto with wide, fully-separated bike lanes and many protected intersections. 

By Ry Shissler on Dec 01, 2021

  action alert, ConnectSheppard, North York

Rendering of Port Union Road with protected bike lanes

Progress on Port Union Road Bike Lanes & Public Meeting

Now, with your support, the City's project team is proposing a raised bikeway separated from car traffic by a concrete curb and extending the Port Union bike lanes north over the 401!

By Ry Shissler on Nov 29, 2021

  action alert, ConnectScarborough, Port Union