advocacy committee

Draft Bikeway Design Guide: our comments & concerns

What is the Draft Bikeway Design Guide?

Ever been angered by cars parking in the bike lane you're riding in? Ever noticed how many different types of bike lanes exist in Toronto? Ever wished that Toronto bike lanes felt safer? Good news: Toronto is developing a new standard for how it develops and delivers cycling infrastructure across the City. The Bikeway Design Guide is in draft form and we were invited to participate in several stakeholder consultations.

Nearly one million cyclists per year on Bloor

The numbers are in: ridership has skyrocketed on Bloor.

Cycle Toronto has analyzed City of Toronto data* and the numbers are in: Nearly one million cyclists rode the Bloor bike lanes between Avenue Rd. and Shaw St. between February 2018 and February 2019. This ridership makes the 2.4km stretch of bike lanes on Bloor St one of the busiest cycling routes on the continent - comparable to Vancouver’s Burrard Bridge, which counted 1.13 million trips in 2017 - the highest in North America.