Planning New Trails and Improving Existing Trails
Transportation Staff did a City-wide audit to report on potential new trails, and improvements to existing trails. The Bikeway Trails Implementation Plan
was adopted by the City Council on June 6, 2012. Learn about Trail projects
to get involved with ongoing public consultations.
Trail Construction Updates
Learn more about trails under construction now, and closures to trails as a result of construction, including the replacement of bridges.
Downtown Cycle Tracks
City Council on July 12, 2011
, directed City staff to proceed with the detailed design and consultation process for developing cycle track type bicycle lanes
which would help to separated bicycle traffic from motor vehicle traffic on a number of downtown streets
Sherbourne Cycle Track
Construction of cycle tracks on Sherbourne St
. between King St. and Bloor St. were completed in 2012. Sherbourne St. south of Front St. will be constructed 2014 in coordination with work being done by Waterfront Toronto.
Wellesley Cycle Track
The Wellesley St. cycle track
will be constructed in 2013.
Staff Reports, Council Decisions, Project Tracking
Bike Lane Parking Infractions
Motorists who block bicycle lanes with their vehicles endanger Cyclists by forcing them to suddenly merge with motor vehicle traffic. The current fine for illegally blocking the bike lane is $60. Read the City of Toronto Bike Lane Bylaw.
At its February 2012 meeting Toronto City Council voted to adopt the report to Relieve Rush Hour Congestion Due to Unlawful Stopping, Standing, and Parking
which recommended that the fine for these infractions in bicycle lanes be increased from $60 to $150. This fine is not yet in effect. The new fine will come into effect the first Thursday following 45 days after set fine approval of the set fine order for Chapter 950.
Helmets and Licensing for Cyclists
In Toronto Children and young adults (18 and under) are required to wear a helmet. Adults over the age of 18 are exempt from being required to have to wear a helmet by law. Learn more about helmets.
Cyclists are not required to have a license in the City of Toronto, learn more about why the City of Toronto does not use bicycle licensing.
Learn more about laws for cyclists
, and ways you can be a smart and responsible rider to ride more safely
Intersection Modifications at Dundas St. W and Sterling Rd.
Transportation Services is recommending the full signalization at Dundas St. W and Sterling Rd
. to make this intersection safer for cyclists and pedestrians. On July 30, 2012 a Community Meeting
was held to discuss why this recommendation is being made, and what it would mean for the intersection. View a summary of the public input received by Transportation Services
, in response to the Dundas-Sterling Community meeting.
"E-Bikes": Power Assisted Bicycles and E-scooters
In City of Toronto, electric assist bicycles
may be ridden on Toronto's roads, but motors should not be used while on parks paths and trails or bicycle lanes.
According to Toronto's bylaws, bicycles using a bicycle lane or path must be propelled by muscular power, and not motor power. The City of Toronto is reviewing its by-laws, to better address the different types of electric assist bicycles being used on Toronto's streets today, and to articulate the way in which they may use Toronto's bicycle facilities. Learn more