Comment on the Cycling Network Plan Draft Map

The City of Toronto is developing a new 10-year plan for growing, connecting and renewing Toronto's cycling network.  Help us plan where in the city we should invest in cycle tracks, bike lanes, shared roadway routes and trails.

As part of Phase 2 consultations, we invite you to comment on the Draft Map.  

 

About the Draft Map

The City has undertaken analysis to identify the proposed routes on the draft 10-year cycling network map. To learn more about some of the safety, coverage, connectivity and extensive analysis that was applied to develop this map, visit the "Studying Toronto" section of our project website.

Public Consultation inputs have also been used to help choose routes on this draft map. Thank you to the 3,600+ individuals who have been sending us data using the Toronto Cycling App and the 10,500+ individuals who completed our Phase 1 Survey.  Read a summary of the outcomes from our Phase 1 Public Consultation on the project website.

 

The draft map for this second phase of the Cycling Network Plan consultations does not prescribe detailed designs. For the purposes of getting the conversation started, streets have simply been identified as proposed routes on "Quiet Streets," "Fast Busy Streets" or "Proposed Major Corridor Studies." 

 

Some major corridors have been identified as candidates for opportunities to create City-wide cycling connections. On these major corridors (Yonge Street, Bloor Street, Danforth Avenue, Kingston Road, Midland Avenue and Lake Shore Boulevard in Etobicoke) it is recognized that to achieve any cycling network link, a Major Corridor Study would be needed to properly assess traffic impacts and work with all interested stakeholders. 

 

Learn more about the different types of cycling routes on our Planning the Network web page

Cycling Network Plan Phase 1 Survey goes live

The eight evaluation criteria being analyzed to design the network are the needs to Achieve Connectivity, Coverage,  Cross Barriers, Respond to Population and Employment Density, Meet Current Demand, Recognize Potential Future Demand, Improving Road Safety and Service Trip generators.  You can read more about each criteria on our "Planning the Network" webpage.

The public consultation on the Toronto Cycling Network Plan will be done in two phases. The Phase one focus on identify which of the City's eight evaluation criteria are most important to residents in different parts of the City. 

Which of the eight network criteria do you think are most important?  Please participate in our Phase 1 Survey now to let us know. Phase 1 consultations will take place April - May, 2015.

 

Toronto Cycling App has collected over 59,000 trips

The Toronto Cycling App is a new, free smartphone application that will enable cyclists to contribute to the the planning of future cycling infrastructure in Toronto.  Currently have 3,600 users who have submitted 59,000 trips so far.

Developed by Brisk Synergies for the City of Toronto, the app will allow cyclists to record their cycling routes and provide this data to the City.  The data will be part of the toolkit used to help inform the City's data collection and analysis when developing new Cycling Network Plan. The Cycling Network Plan will be presented to Toronto City Council in 2015. 

The data will also assist the City in monitoring cycling patterns over time as cycling infrastructure is evaluated, improved and expanded.  Learn more about how you can help the City by downloading and using the app at toronto.ca/cyclingapp