Bloor Bike Lane Extension Public Meeting
Monday, January 27
St. Wenceslaus Church, 496 Gladstone Avenue
After intensive consultation and research, the Bloor Bike Lane Pilot was approved by Toronto City Council from Shaw Street to Avenue Road in 2016. After its implementation, the City continued to monitor the route to evaluate its effectiveness. The result of this evaluation showed that Bloor Street became the second highest bike facility (5,220 daily users), there was improved safety for cyclists, pedestrians and motorists and that local businesses continued to grow at pace economically.
In 2020, the City is looking to implement an ambitious 4.5km extension from the existing bike lane at Shaw Street to Runnymede Road. The goal of this project is to create a safe, multi-modal and vibrant Bloor Street West by developing a primary east-west cycling corridor, a comfortable cycling space that is physically separated from vehicles and to accommodate all users and uses including parking and loading for local businesses. This extension will support the 350,000 people who live within a 10 minute bike ride from the route.
On Monday, January 27 from 4:00-8:00pm, I hope you can join our neighbours and myself for an information session on this extension at St. Wenceslaus Church, 496 Gladstone Avenue.
As our community continues to grow and more people turn to cycling for transportation and recreation, it is necessary that we work to accommodate all of our road users. By supporting cycling infrastructure, we improve safety for all communters, reduce congestion and make progress towards our climate objectives. Please take some time to participate to ensure that we design the bike lanes taking into account any local needs.