Walking, biking, and other active modes of transportation are affordable travel options that contribute to improving health, creating community connections, reducing pollution, and moving more people efficiently. Yet for too long, plans for improving the convenience and safety of active transportation have overlooked the needs of racialized suburban residents. This leaves racialized suburban communities more vulnerable to the impacts of pollution, climate risk, traffic-related deaths, and diseases related to commuter stress and inactive lifestyles.
Our 2018 Annual Report is online! From building support to accelerate the Cycling Network Plan, to coordinating our biggest Bike Month yet, to offering workshops to residents across the City, together we moved the needle on building a cycling-friendly city for all.
For Cycle Toronto, Cycling Educators deliver safe cycling and bike maintenance workshops to adults in workplaces, libraries, community centres and other similar venues. Workshops are generally scheduled during weekday lunch hours and evenings, or on weekends. Workshops are tailored to the experience level of attendees. Ride Guides lead group bike rides with participants of varying abilities.
For CultureLink, Cycling Educators deliver workshops and programs for the Bike to School Project and other CultureLink programs. School programs are presented to elementary and secondary school students during and after school hours. Programs include assemblies, workshops in the classroom, schoolyard skills activities, and rides off school property. Other programs are presented to children, youth and adults in community venues, on weekday afternoons and evenings, and weekends.
“If it gets really, really dangerous, if I don’t feel safe on the road, I will be on the pedestrian lane, which is just the only way to feel safe. I know I get reprimanded for that, but I’m not being given an option or a solution.”
Several other cyclists complained to CBC Toronto about snowy bike lanes Tuesday, even though the snow storm happened over the weekend.
Time: Registration begins at 6:15pm; Meeting starts at 7:00pm.
Location: Cadillac Lounge (1296 Queen St W,)
Cycle Toronto Board Elections:
This year we will be electing new directors to our Board. At present, we anticipate four director positions will be up for election.For more information about being a director, please see our Call for Nominees.Please submit nominations using this Google Form. Nominations will be accepted until Monday, February 4.As in past years, our e
At some points, bike traffic has increased 1,194%, and outnumbers car traffic.
“The lanes were installed between 2014 and 2016 as pilot projects, and the number of cyclists has “increased significantly with minimal impact to motor vehicle travel times,” a summary of the report reads.”
It’s gotta be a truck, right? Can a car even do that much damage? I’m going to talk to surrounding businesses. If I can just get a company name, though, that would be a start because they can pull their delivery schedule.
Mayoral candidate Jennifer Keesmaat has vowed to move ahead with the original Transform Yonge proposal, which recommended reducing Yonge Street from six lanes to four between Sheppard and Finch avenues, to make room for bike lanes and wider sidewalks.
Keesmaat said the plan was developed following a two-year consultation process and will make the area a “beautiful and wonderful destination in North York.”
“We have an opportunity here to take this underperforming urban centre that has a subway running right through the heart of it and to turn it in to a wonderful destination and a wonderful place,” Keesmaat told reporters at a campaign event Tuesday. “This is the right plan for the future. This is about addressing population growth and creating a heart in North York as was always envisioned.”
Event Date: Sunday, October 14, 2018 – 2:00 to 4:00 pm
Event Location: Danforth Ave & Woodbine Ave
Join us, community members and cycling advocates for a Celebratory Cycle up and down Woodbine to recognize the bike lanes that have now been in place for one year!
These new lanes are an important part of a city-wide network of protected bike lanes on main streets. Let’s get out there and show that there’s broad support to build out the network…and get excited about the Danforth Avenue Corridor Study in 2019.
Meet at Danforth & Woodbine at 2:00PM for an easy roll along the bike lanes.