Today, the City of Toronto released the most recent data from the ActiveTO Midtown Complete Street Pilot, which saw the installation of cafés, bikeways and other streetscape improvements on Yonge Street, between Bloor Street and Davisville Avenue.
The pilot provides support for local businesses and surrounding communities by expanding outdoor patio areas, improving safety and comfort for all road users, and providing a safe and protected bike lane along the Line 1 subway.
The ActiveTO Midtown Complete Street Pilot data released today shows that:
Toronto City Council approved the installation of the temporary ActiveTO Midtown Complete Street Pilot in April 2021, as part of the City’s Pandemic Mobility Recovery Strategy. In April of this year, City Council approved extending the pilot on a provisional basis to enable further monitoring, consultation, and evaluation. The City’s Transportation Services division is expected to report to the Infrastructure and Environment Committee and City Council by January 2023 on additional data, evaluation and future recommendations.
Community consultation has taken place before and during the pilot, with local businesses, four Business Improvements Areas, several neighbourhood associations and area residents. Further feedback will be gathered before making a recommendation on whether the pilot should be made permanent next year.
More information is available on the ActiveTO Midtown Complete Street Pilot webpage.
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