If you frequent Bloor between Avenue Road and Spadina Avenue (it's one of the busiest bikeways in North America), you know it's been a construction zone for much of 2021. Watermain replacement has torn up the road during that time. Following completion of that work the bike lanes were scheduled to be upgraded with a similar design as seen on the south side of Bloor west of Spadina. A permanent protected intersection was scheduled to be installed as well.
Yesterday, the City released its agenda for the Infrastructure and Environment Committee (IEC). It shows what we can expect from both temporary ActiveTO projects and permanent cycling projects proposed for this year.
Read on about what's proposed and what we recommend for:
Photo by Bruce Christie via Flickr
Celebrate Tonight, More Work Tomorrow
Today is one for the history books! Toronto City Council just passed the largest package of cycling infrastructure in our city’s history: 40 km of bike lanes to be installed in a little over a month.
Toronto, this victory is yours!
Today, the City of Toronto announced specifics on where protected cycling infrastructure will be accelerated under the ActiveTO program. New protected cycling infrastructure will be built quickly, using interim materials, along corridors identified in the City of Toronto Cycling Network Plan for delivery this summer.
Riders were excited to celebrate winter cycling at the start of our annual Coldest Day of the Year Ride. Photo courtesy of David Keogh.
Eglinton Bike Lanes, get ready for Bike to School Week, the West Toronto Railpath Extension, and more!
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.
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: