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Bicycle Infrastructure in Our Near Future

Photo courtesy of Nicholas Jones

Bicycle Infrastructure in Our Near Future

Just before the end of the year we wrote an article about our highlights from 2019. If you haven’t read it, check it out now. While Cycle Toronto had some significant milestones, one thing we did not see was an improvement in new cycling infrastructure with only 3 km of on-street bike lanes installed. 

Bloor West Bikeway Extension Drop-In

Artist's rendering of Bloor West Bikeway Extension

The Bloor West Bikeway Extension drop-in opened at 4PM on January 27th and people immediately began filing in. After registering, they entered a room with 39 different info panels, maps for feedback, and City Staff to answer questions. You can view the info panels here if you want a second look or can’t make it out to either meeting.

Block-by-block designs are available here:

Danforth Bike Lanes: What's Next?

Rendering of Danforth Ave. showing car lanes, street parking, sidewalks, and bike lanes. Created by Perkins + Will for Cycle Toronto.

Last weekend, 8 80 Cities held a temporary Vision Zero pop-up at Danforth and Woodbine. The reimagined street included widened sidewalks, increased seating and a play area, a planter-protected bike lane, and slower car traffic. It was great to see families and children outside enjoying a small vibrant stretch of Danforth.