Cycling Network Plan Update

The Cycling Network Plan adopted by City Council in July 2019 seeks to build on the
existing network of cycling routes to Connect gaps in the current network, Grow the
network into new parts of the city, and Renew existing parts of the network to improve
safety – with corresponding objectives and indicators for measuring and evaluating
The Cycling Network Plan consists of three components: a Long-Term Cycling Network
Vision, the Major City-Wide Cycling Routes, and a three year rolling Near-Term
Implementation Program. The plan components, objectives and indicators are aligned
with a multitude of City policies including the Official Plan, TransformTO and the Vision
Zero Road Safety Plan.

Toronto is a Cycling City

Each year in Toronto, the number of people riding bicycles grows. According to the
2016 Canadian Census some neighbourhoods in downtown Toronto have over 20%
cycling mode share, with several neighbourhoods outside the core also at around 10%.

Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, there has continued to be a shift in
the demands on Toronto’s streets, and how Torontonians are choosing to move through
the city. While vehicle volumes initially dropped to 60-80% of previous volumes, cycling
volumes remained at 90-105% of pre-COVID volumes during the weekdays and rose to
120-150% of pre-COVID volumes during the weekends

A few key projects to be installed through the 2022-2024 Near-Term Implementation
Program include:

• Bathurst Street (from Steeles Avenue to Bainbridge Avenue)
Bloor Street West extension (in phases from Runnymede Road to Royal York
Road, and Royal York Road to Six Points)

• Centennial Park Boulevard trail (from Eglinton Avenue West to Rathburn Road)
• College Street upgrades (from Manning Avenue to Bay Street)
• Danforth Avenue extension and Kingston Road (in phases heading east from
Dawes Road, with transition to Kingston Road to be determined, ultimately
extending to Scarborough Golf Club Road)
• Eglinton Avenue (completing outstanding segments between Jane Street and
Kennedy Road, some sections delivered by Metrolinx and some sections by City
of Toronto; as well as initiating work on the extension to Kingston Road, the
implementation of which will depend on further capital infrastructure coordination
and Scarborough Subway Extension construction).
• Finch West bikeway with LRT delivered by Metrolinx (from Highway 27 to Keele
• Finch Hydro Corridor trail (from Pharmacy Avenue to Birchmount Road)
• Port Union Road (from Sheppard Avenue East to Lawrence Avenue East)
• Scarborough Golf Club Road (from Ellesmere Road to Kingston Road)
• Sheppard Avenue East (from Bonnington Place to Betty Sutherland Trail, as well
as initiating work on connection to Huntingwood Drive)
• The Queensway (from Humber River to Burma Drive)
• Wellington Street (from Strachan Avenue to Blue Jays Way, with upgrade of
Douro Street)
• Willowdale Avenue (Sheppard Avenue East to Empress Avenue and the Finch
Trail to Steeles Avenue East)

Click here to view the complete Report For Action


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