Cycle Toronto has been advocating for safe space for active transportation as part of the COVID-19 response and recovery for nearly two months. In our open letter to the Office of Recovery and Rebuild, Cycle Toronto proposed three general guidelines around which to focus an active transportation strategy in the short-term so as to build Toronto’s resiliency in the long-term:
ActiveTO to rebalance Toronto’s streets and create more space for people biking
On Wednesday, May 6th, the City of Toronto announced ActiveTO, a plan to provide space for active transportation on Toronto’s streets now, as we recover from COVID-19, and beyond.
Artist rendering of West Toronto Railpath extension
Over 250 people came out on a snowy night at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) for the City’s Public Consultation Event for the West Toronto Railpath (WTR) extension. City representatives from Transportation Services, and Parks, Forestry & Recreation were in attendance along with a spokesperson from Metrolinx as part of a presentation with Q&A. Councillor Gord Perks also took part, and Deputy Mayor Ana Bailão closed out the presentation describing the existing WTR as “a gem in the city.”