Today, Toronto City Council approved the Cycling Network Plan – 2023 Cycling Infrastructure Installation – Third Quarter Updates report, which will add new bikeways in several parts of the city and improve two existing bikeways.
These projects will improve safety and mobility by providing improved cycling connections to transit, parks, schools, businesses and residences. These projects also include important improvements for pedestrians, transit users and motorists.
The approved plans include the installation of 8.6 centreline kilometres of new bikeways as part of five projects for which design and consultation have been completed:
Improvements to existing bikeways are also planned on Dundas Street East in the two following segments:
This report comes after an unprecedented expansion of bikeways in Toronto. From 2018 to 2022, more than 96 kilometres of new bikeways have been installed. Last year, 18 kilometres of new bikeways were installed and 21 kilometres were upgraded. Today, 17 kilometres are currently under construction across the city.
More information is available in the Cycling Network Plan – 2023 Cycling Infrastructure Installation – Third Quarter Updates report.
“There is a critical need for safe and connected bikeways in Toronto and I am thrilled that we are on track to meet Council’s goal to deliver 100 kilometres of new bikeways by 2024. Expanding cycling options is the right thing to do to ensure safer roads and more ways for people to move around our city.”
– Deputy Mayor Jennifer McKelvie (Scarborough-Rouge Park), Chair of the Infrastructure and Environment Committee
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