Sheppard Avenue: Toronto's next best bikeway?

Rendering of Sheppard Avenue facing Leslie with protected bike lanes.

Rendering of Sheppard Avenue looking east toward Leslie Street


We launched the Connect Sheppard campaign in June to advocate for the beginning of a network of connected, protected bike lanes on major roads in North York. Now is the first chance to move this project forward. The City is proposing big improvements for Sheppard Avenue from just east of Yonge Street to Leslie Street as well as Willowdale Avenue.

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. 

Map of Sheppard Avenue and Willowdale Avenue

Map of project area

Overhead view of Sheppard Avenue rendered with protected bike lanes and intersections

Overhead rendering of Sheppard with protected bike lanes and intersections

Sheppard Avenue

  • Raised bike lane separated by concrete curb
  • Protected intersections (concrete separation continues into intersection)
  • Widening and connecting sidewalks
  • Green infrastructure to improve tree conditions and manage stormwater runoff

Willowdale Avenue

  • Extending the existing protected bike lanes south to Sheppard

The City needs to know you and your neighbours support healthy, affordable, environmentally friendly transportation options for people of all ages and abilities. 

We know that people opposed to making Sheppard into a complete street that works for all road users will be at the City’s upcoming public meeting. This is why we need you to be there to share your support for safety improvements, like a physically protected bikeway, along Sheppard and Willowdale.

Date: Tuesday, December 7
Time: 6-8PM

Register for the meeting & learn more

You can also provide feedback using their online form until December 30. The PDF presentation is not yet available. 

Provide feedback

Sign and share the Connect Sheppard petition for connected, protected bike lanes with your neighbours, friends, and family. 

Sign the petition to Connect Sheppard

By on Dec 01, 2021

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