Toronto city council approves bike lane recommendations

bike Lanes

Toronto city council approved the latest bike lane recommendations from city staff Wednesday evening, growing the network and enchancing current parts of it.

The city's latest report suggests 15 kms of new or improved bike lanes in the downtown, as well as suburban areas.

They range from Willowdale Avenue in North York, Scarlett Rd. in Etobicoke and Lawrence Ave. E. in Scarborough, while downtown ones include Argyle St. and Blue Jays Way.

One proposal that was not approved was a motion by Cllr. Kristyn Wong-Tam to reinstall bike lanes along Jarvis St., which were removed in 2011.

Other projects to connect the network completed since 2016 include: •
-Gatineau Trail from Victoria Park Ave to Eglinton Ave,
-Etobicoke Creek Trail North and at Sherway
-Bayview multi-use trail and Chorley switchback both connecting to Evergreen Brickworks and three trail systems (the Don Valley, Beltline trail, and Rosedale Valley trail)

Significant projects to Grow the network in new areas include:
-Woodbine Avenue cycle track
-Renforth Dr bicycle lane
-York University and Downsview Neighbourhood Connections
-Thorncliffe and Flemingdon Park Neighbourhood Connections

"More people are riding bicycles in our city than ever before and we are responding by responsibly and rationally investing in and expanding Toronto's cycling infrastructure," Mayor John Tory said in a statement. "We are meeting this unprecedented demand by delivering more bike routes that are safe and protected, and will better connect people to the places they want to go."

Click here for more on the 2019 Cycling Infrastructure Installation report.