City of Toronto

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.

Bike Plan City Council Update

City Council was in session last week, with a long list of bike infrastructure that was voted on. We've pushed long and hard to ensure our politicians know that building a grid of high quality bike lanes across Toronto is what their constituents want, and now. Thanks to those efforts, the time has come to rejoice! 

Thanks to our members' support, these important projects are moving forward:

Active and E-mobility

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.

Vehicle-for-Hire Bylaw Review: our submission

What's happening with the Vehicles-for-Hire Bylaw?

The City of Toronto is reviewing the Licensing of Vehicles-for-Hire Bylaw (Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 546 PDF), and invited input from individuals and groups. Feedback will be used to inform updates to the Vehicle-for-Hire Bylaw in a report going to the General Government and Licensing Committee in June 2019. The bylaw provides regulations for taxicabs, limousines and private transportation companies (PTCs), such as Lyft and Uber.

 

Start logging your cycling trips for rewards

Bike to Work Day may be over, but now it's time to get rewarded for riding your bike.

Just track or log your cycling trips from May 27 to June 30 to earn points redeemable for digital gift cards or grand prize raffle entries.

You'll earn points for each trip that starts or ends in Toronto.

Plus, you can earn bonuses for even more points!

  • Cycle 30 trips before June 30 and earn 100 bonus points.

  • New to cycling? Hop on your bike and earn 50 bonus points after your 10th trip!