The riding season is in full swing and while Cycle Toronto is in the midst of rolling out exciting programs for Bike Month and supporting ActiveTO road openings and temporary bike lanes, we wanted to pause and provide you with an update about Move365; our program centred on a holistic approach for tackling key active transportation issues in the city.
Rendering of Martin Grove Road
The next slate of proposed 2021 cycling infrastructure will be voted on at the May 25 Infrastructure and Environment Committee (IEC) meeting. Combined, they make up just over nine kilometres of new bike lanes. Scarborough doesn’t have a single centimetre. The projects are useful connections, but not enough to meaningfully build out a safe cycling network across the city.
Photo of bike lanes on Brimley Avenue (left) and map of suggestions received (right). Photo of Brimley bike lanes by Michelle Kearns. Full interactive map below.
Cycling continues to factor heavily into our daily lives, but many of us have changed how we get around, where we go, and why we ride. There is a lot of cycling infrastructure throughout the city; sometimes in places you might not expect! Explore these pieces of infrastructure by scrolling through some highlights in these photos and checking out the full list using our online map.
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.
Do you hail from the orange zone on this map of Toronto, and passionate about a particular cycling or safety issue in your neighbourhood? If so, join activists from across Etobicoke for the fourth in a series of District Advocacy Summits*. These events are a great way to get connected with local bike advocacy projects in your area.