Phase 2 Consultations took place between June and October 2015.   

Phase 2 of the Cycling Network Public Consultation information was launched on June 30.  At this time Councillors, interested residents, clubs, association and active transportation groups promoted links to information provided from the City of Toronto's twitter accounts ‏@TO_Transport @TO_Cycling @GetInvolvedTO

On July 8, 2015, invitations to participate were sent by email to 6,370 mailing list subscribers, 100 BIA contacts, 45 ratepayer (resident) associations and 44 city-wide associations 21 agencies. A follow- up reminder email was then sent to these contacts on July 28, 2015.

 

thank you for your draft map feedback

As result of electronic promotion and mainstream media coverage, the online Cycling Network draft map received over 20,000 visits including over 4,700 completed surveys by October 7, 2015.

Feedback received was used for Phase 2 analysis summarized below. The data set had over 6,700 contributors who submitted 60,000 points of information.  

 

MAKING THE DRAFT MAP

To create a draft map we used feedback from the Phase 1 Survey and analyzed potential routes according to 8 cycling impact criteria

The City has undertaken analysis to identify the routes which were proposed on the draft map. To learn more about some of the safety, coverage, connectivity and extensive analysis that was applied to develop this map, visit the

Public Consultation inputs were also been used to help choose routes on this draft map. Thank you to the 4,000+ 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.

 

draft map online

Phase 2 of the Cycling Network Plan Public Consultation took made use of the leading edge public involvement software: MetroQuest.  Through a visual interface, residents were invited to browse a the draft network map.  The digital maps allowed for feedback and input on;

  •  Which projects should be a priority (up to 10)
  • Which projects you do not support (unlimited)
  • Suggest upgrades to the cycling network – drop markers (up to 3)
  • Propose new cycling routes - drop start-end markers (up to 3)
  • On the "Preferences" slide, we asked respondents to choose images which illustrate cycling route design options.  

The digital map could not be used on smart phones.  This limitation was due to the large size of the amalgamated City of Toronto, and the amount of data necessary for the projects being proposed.

 

draft map drop in events

Draft map consultations included drop in public events at Metro Hall, North York, Scarborough, and Etobicoke's Civic Centres.  We also sent up our tent along the Finch Hydro Corridor Trail, Humber Trail, on the Queens Quay and Waterfront Trail in the Eastern Beaches;

 

 

what we heard

Responses to the question; " describe your comfort cycling on Toronto streets."

Responses to the question; "Choose the statement you most agree with?"

Responses to the question; "What type of separation you most prefer for pilot projects (i.e. installed with pavement markings only)?"

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Responses to the question; "What level of separation do you most prefer for a cycle track that is built as part of a road reconstruction project"?

Responses to the question; "Which option do you prefer for Toronto intersections that have bike lanes?"

Response to the question; "In order to provide accessible service buses must stop at a full height curb. Which the accessible bus stop design that you think is the best option for cycle tracks at bus stops?"

Ages of respondents;

Proportion of respondents who identify as;

Frequency of cycling;

TYPES OF ROUTES on the draft map

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.