The Toronto Office of Recovery and Rebuild’s (TORR) report on the impacts and opportunities of COVID-19 was recently completed and discussed at City Council this week. The report was approved by Council as a guiding document for the future of Toronto.
See the Greektown blue painted buffer on Danforth Avenue with parking to the left and the bike lane to the right. Physical separation will be installed on top of the buffer.
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Yesterday, June 8, 2020, our Campaigns Manager, Kevin Rupasinghe, deputed before the Toronto Board of Health on item HL17.1: COVID-19 Response and Recovery - Update on behalf of Cycle Toronto. A summary of Kevin's speaking notes are below:
Cycle Toronto has submitted to the Ministry of Transportation (MTO) a statement on electric assist-style kick scooters. We support all kinds of active mobility and e-mobility devices that allow people to move about safely, including electric assist kick scooters.
The big question: who’s allowed in bike lanes?
As Toronto gets busier and denser, our streets must evolve to accommodate many types of mobilities. Electric bikes and scooters are increasing in popularity and are a great option for people to get around the city, and could contribute to reducing the number of cars on the road.
However, there is a lack of clarity around what types of vehicles can travel in bike lanes, cycle tracks, and trails. The information gap is causing confusion and frustration.