Ward 14 is a cycling community. Whether for getting around the City every day or enjoying our parks, valleys and waterfront—pedal power is the way to go.
More and more residents are choosing to cycle to get to and from work, but the City is not keeping up with the demand when it comes to installing cycling infrastructure and expanding or even maintaining the bike lane network. I am working with my colleagues on Council and advocacy groups like Ward 14 Bikes and Cycle Toronto to advance the cycling agenda at City Hall.
The Danforth Study
The City of Toronto is inviting all members of the Danforth community to participate in a public consultation as a part of the Danforth Avenue Complete Street and Planning Study.
The full study area will span a six-kilometre stretch of Danforth Avenue, between Broadview and Victoria Park Avenues. Within that stretch, three types of studies will be undertaken including:
- Complete street study (Broadview Avenue to Victoria Park Avenue) to examine the roadway width and review options for a complete street design and the potential for on-street protected bike lanes to improve road safety.
- Economic and retail study (Broadview Avenue to Victoria Park Avenue) to provide an understanding of the area’s economic environment and issues faced by retailers along Danforth Avenue to support and promote economic vitality.
- Planning study (Broadview Avenue to Coxwell Avenue) to identify future city-building opportunities, guide new development, and enhance the public realm and quality of place.
Ward 14 Bikes
Ward 14 Bikes is the official cycle advocacy group for Ward 14. The former Ward 29 Bikes and former Ward 30 Bikes groups merged after the 2018 municipal election. Visit their Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/ward14bikes/
Danforth Loves Bikes
Danforth is an ideal east-west cycling route that could substantially add to Toronto’s bicycle network. Residents and community groups continue to call for safety improvements on this popular cycling route. Various studies have documented the health, affordability, traffic, climate, and business benefits of a greater role for cycling in this area and around our city.
Cycle Toronto is a member-supported not-for-profit organization that works to make Toronto a healthy, safe and vibrant cycling city for all. We are focused on advocacy, education and encouragement, as we work to shape policy and infrastructure, and build community to transform our city’s cycling culture. We engage a diversity of people in our work, pursuing evidence-based solutions that make cycling a viable option for all Torontonians. https://www.cycleto.ca/