The Toronto Cycling app uses GPS on a smartphone to record a cyclist’s trip information such as the route taken and the length of the trip.

Download the Toronto Cycling App for Android

image of a phone screen showing the Toronto Cycling App

How to Use the App

The Toronto Cycling app uses GPS on a smartphone to record a cyclist’s trip information such as the route taken and the length of the trip. When beginning their trip, cyclists simply press “start” in the app and press “stop” after their trip is completed.

Cyclists can also complete a user survey found within the app. It’s optional and helps us understand people’s cycling preferences.

Trip information including purpose, route, date and time will be analyzed to assist in determining high demand corridors used by cyclists. Assisting in identifying neighbourhood links and getting a better sense of how cyclists adapt to changes to cycling infrastructure over time.

Users can cancel a trip at any time and route information will not be transmitted unless explicitly directed by the user.

App Features

  • GPS route mapping
  • real-time stats: average, current, max speed and distance during trip
  • calories burned
  • greenhouse gas offset
  • road restrictions
  • water fountains
  • location and availability of bike share stations

All information is collected anonymously to protect the privacy of users.  This includes information such as the speed, route, origin, destination and any demographic information entered by the user.

Mobile Cycling App Privacy Statement

Personal Information

Your email address may be used to contact you for cycling events, cycling project updates and for survey purposes. Your trip data, age range, household income, gender and cycling frequency will be used by Toronto Transportation Services for statistical analysis and planning purposes.

To protect your privacy, the first and last 30 seconds of each trip along with your weight and calories burned data will only be stored locally on your device and will not be transferred to the City. Anyone under the age of 18 years of age is free to use the app; however, their information will remain on their device and will not be transferred to the City of Toronto. Any data received showing cycling outside of the City of Toronto borders will not be used in analysis or reporting.

Comments or Questions

You may send your comments or questions to the Manager, Cycling Infrastructure Programs, Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen Street West, East Tower, 22nd floor, Toronto, ON M5H 3C6 or at bikeplan@toronto.ca.