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Ontario Supporting More Cycling Infrastructure in Municipalities

Cycling infrastructure, Ontario
May 29, 2017 5:33 pm | by Robert Mackenzie | Comments
Usually, when Ontario's Minister of Transportation, Stephen Del Duca, comes to town, you expect to hear news about a major transit project. Today, though, the first day of Bike Month, the minister ... read more

Increasing Transit Usage: Making the 'Last Mile' an Active One

A Bike Share Toronto station
April 20, 2017 1:00 pm | by Andrew Johnson | Comments
Earlier this week Urban Toronto posted an article outlining the missed opportunity for the urbanization of GO Transit's parking lots. While GO and Metrolinx have outlined their goals for modifying ... read more

20 New Bicycle Repair Stations Installed at TTC Subway Stations

20 New Bicycle Repair Stations Installed at TTC Subway Stations
June 30, 2016 4:05 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
One of the most common issues facing public transit riders is the "last kilometre" problem. While rapid transit is frequent, not all of the bus or streetcar routes leading from the stations are, ... read more

Ten Year Bike Lane Plan Passed but Corridor Studies on Hold

Downtown ten year cycle plan
June 13, 2016 11:00 am | by David Brake | Comments
Both the city council and the province announced improved funding for Toronto cyclists last week read more

Council Approves Bloor Bike Lanes by Surprising 38-3 Margin

Bloor Bike Lane Pilot, Toronto, City of Toronto
May 5, 2016 3:10 pm | by David Brake | Comments
After years of lobbying and studies, an inconclusive committee debate, and several hours of council deliberation, Toronto's full council endorsed the introduction of protected bike lanes ... read more

No Recommendation for Council on Bloor Street Bike Lane Pilot

cycle plan
April 25, 2016 8:12 pm | by David Brake | Comments
Toronto's Public Works and Infrastructure committee split on recommending a pilot project to put bike lanes on Bloor Street West between Shaw Street (east of Ossington Avenue) and Avenue Road ... read more

Contra-flow: Waterfront Trail in Etobicoke Could be Improved

Waterfront Trail, Etobicoke
April 18, 2016 11:15 am | by Adrian Gamble | Comments
Dating back to 2012, plans have been in the works to improve cycling conditions along the Waterfront Trail which spans the Toronto waterfront from Etobicoke to Scarborough. While the central, ... read more

Province Streamlines Off-Road Bike Path and Trail Building Process

Toronto, cycling, infrastructure, Province of Ontario
October 27, 2015 12:50 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
As part of an effort to improve transportation around the province, combat climate change, and improve public health, the Provincial Government has created a new process that gives municipalities ... read more

TTC Brings Bicycle Repair Facilities to Subway Stations

TTC Bicycle Repair Program, Toronto
September 29, 2015 12:28 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Speaking this morning at Davisville Station, TTC Chair Josh Colle announced a pilot project that will install bicycle repair facilities at 10 subway stations across Toronto. The $20,000 initiative ... read more

City Seeks Feedback on Draft Map of Toronto-Wide Cycling Network

Toronto Cycling Network Plan, Bicycle Lanes, Toronto
July 23, 2015 4:28 pm | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
As part of the development of its 10-year Cycling Network Plan, the City of Toronto is asking for pubic input on its interactive draft map of proposed bike routes and areas of study. The map is a ... read more

Hamilton's Bikeshare Success Provides Lessons for Toronto

July 22, 2015 3:42 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
On July 6th, the Province of Ontario announced $4.9 million in new funding for Toronto's Bike Share program, providing an infusion of capital that will—according to reports—effectively double the ... read more

Major Cycling Announcement from the Province of Ontario

Kathryn McGarry, #cycleON
July 3, 2015 2:27 pm | by Adrian Gamble | Comments
Today Assistant to the Minister of Transportation, Kathryn McGarry, along with MPP for Beaches-East York, Arthur Potts, and Communications & Outreach Manager for CycleToronto, Bex Thorpe, made ... read more

City Seeking Public Input for Cycling Network 10-Year Plan

Cycling Network, 10 year plan, City of Toronto
May 8, 2015 4:42 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
As the City of Toronto works to expand its network of cycling infrastructure, a survey has been released seeking input from members of the public, in an effort to help Toronto's Transportation ... read more

New Cycling Infrastructure Installed in Richmond-Adelaide Area

Looking east at the bicycle lane on Adelaide Street. Image by Marcus Mitanis.
July 30, 2014 2:50 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
Slowly but surely, the City of Toronto is making important additions and enhancements to bicycle infrastructure in order to improve safety and provide an easier commute for cyclists. As part of a ... read more

City Infrastructure Plans for 2013 Online

T.O. INview, Cycling network construction, City of Toronto, 2013
November 28, 2012 4:15 pm | by Kelly Gervais | Comments
The City of Toronto has just released the 2013 update of its web-based mapping system, T.O. INview. This website, which stands for Toronto Infrastructure Viewer, shows all the planned construction ... read more

Bixi: Bike sharing is back in Toronto

This photo shows a row of Bixi bikeShare bicycles on a Paris street
May 3, 2011 8:42 am | by Adam Hawkins | Comments
Bike sharing is back, but what’s different this time? Text by Adam Hawkins Cycling in Toronto is taking a big leap forward today as the launch of Bixi Toronto brings the bike sharing revolution ... read more