Cycling is one of the fastest growing transportation modes in Toronto. The City is working to make travel by bike safer and more inviting.

The City of Toronto is proposing to install cycling infrastructure in the Oakwood neighbourhood. The proposed cycling routes include:

  • A contraflow bike lane and shared lane on Northcliffe Boulevard or Glenholme Avenue from Vaughan Road to Rosemount Avenue
  • A contraflow bike lane and shared lane on Rosemount Avenue from Greenlaw Avenue to Dufferin Street
  • Shared lanes on Rosemount Avenue/Benson Avenue from Dufferin Street to Winona Drive
  • Shared lanes on Winona Drive and Greenlaw Avenue
Please refer to area map for more information.
Let us know what you think of the draft designs by viewing the display boards and filling out the feedback form. The public comment period closes on July 5th.

Update: Vaughan Road

As part of the Oakwood Neighbourhood Cycling Connections Project, the City of Toronto is proposing to install cycling infrastructure on Vaughan Road. The proposed cycling routes include:

• A northbound bike lane on Vaughan Road from Oakwood Avenue to Northcliffe Boulevard
• A southbound shared lane on Vaughan Road from Oakwood Avenue to Northcliffe Boulevard
• Northbound and southbound shared lanes on Vaughan Road from Northcliffe Boulevard to the west limit

Transportation Services will seek Council authority to install the Vaughan Road portions of the proposed cycling infrastructure listed above at the June 27, 2019 Infrastructure and Environment Committee (IEC) meeting.

View IEC Agenda Item #IE6.12 including detailed reports under Background Information.

To speak at the June 27, IEC meeting, please contact the City’s Clerks Office at 416-397-4579 or iec@toronto.ca by 12:00 p.m. on June 26. For more information on this process, please visit Have Your Say!

Public Drop-in Event #2

  • Date: Tuesday, June 18, 2019
  • Time: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
  • Location: St. Clare Catholic Elementary School (gymnasium), 124 Northcliffe Boulevard

Thank you for attending the public drop-in event. Attendees had an opportunity to:

  • View the draft designs for the proposed cycling infrastructure
  • Ask questions and speak to City of Toronto staff
  • Provide feedback on the proposed designs

Materials

Ten Year Cycling Network Plan

On June 9, 2016, Toronto City Council approved the Ten Year Cycling Network Plan for connecting, growing, and renewing Toronto’s Cycling Network. The Cycling Network Plan outlines investments in cycling infrastructure from 2016 to 2025, and builds on the City’s existing network of cycling routes to:

  • Connect gaps in the cycling network
  • Grow the cycling network into new parts of the city
  • Improve the quality of existing cycling network routes

Public consultation identified safety and connectivity as the highest priorities by stakeholders and the general public.

Project Overview

The new cycling infrastructure is designed to provide a dedicated space for cyclists, improving safety and comfort for all road users. The bike lanes will expand the local cycling network by providing improved connections to the existing bike lane on Rogers Road and the future cycle tracks on Eglinton Avenue.

Images shows a rider in a bike lane
Bike lane: a dedicated part of the roadway for the exclusive use of cyclists. Other road users may not lawfully drive, stand, stop or park in a designated bicycle lane.
Image shows a rider in a contraflow lane
Contra-flow Bike Lane: allows cyclists to travel in two directions on a one-way street (cyclists travel in one direction in the designated bicycle lane and travel in the mixed-use traffic lane or marked cycle lane in the opposite direction).
Image shows a rider in a sharrow
Shared Lane Markings (Sharrows): road markings used to indicate a shared environment for bicycles and motor vehicles.

Public Drop-in Event #2

  • Date: Tuesday, June 18, 2019
  • Time: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
  • Location: St. Clare Catholic Elementary School (gymnasium), 124 Northcliffe Boulevard

Materials

At this public drop-in event, attendees had an opportunity to:

  • View the draft designs for the proposed cycling infrastructure
  • Ask questions and speak to City of Toronto staff
  • Provide feedback on the proposed designs

Public Drop-in Event #1

  • Date: Tuesday, April 23, 2019
  • Time: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
  • Location: Oakwood Village Library and Arts Centre, 341 Oakwood Avenue

Materials

At Public Drop-In Event #1, attendees had an opportunity to view the draft designs, speak to City of Toronto staff, and provide feedback on the following proposed cycling routes:

  • Northbound bike lane on Vaughan Road from Oakwood Avenue to Northcliffe Boulevard
  • Southbound shared lane on Vaughan Road from Oakwood Avenue to Northcliffe Boulevard
  • Shared lanes on Vaughan Road from Northcliffe Boulevard to the west limit