TCAT is pleased to release a new report that adds to a growing body of research that bike lanes are good for business. In winter 2013-2014, TCAT acted as the client for an Advanced Urban and Regional Planning Studio class at Ryerson University. The study that the Ryerson students conducted on TCAT’s behalf resulted in the report Bike Lanes, On-Street Parking and Business: A Study of Danforth Avenue in Toronto Danforth Neighbourhood.
This research report was designed to both replicate and extend the research methodology used for TCAT’s previous reports: Bike Lanes, On-Street Parking and Business: A Study of Bloor Street in Toronto’s Annex Neighbourhood and Bike Lanes, On-Street Parking and Business Year 2 Report: A Study of Bloor Street in Toronto’s Bloor West Village (see also Converting On-Street Parking to Active Transportation in Toronto: Two Studies of Merchant and Patron Preferences.) The Danforth was chosen as an ideal study area to complement TCAT’s previous studies since it comprises the eastern section of the same street, and has both similarities to the Bloor Annex and Bloor West Village, as well as some distinct characteristics.
Key findings include:
Too busy to read the report? Check out these fantastic infographics here. Designed for TCAT on a pro-bono basis by Clara Romero from planningAlliance, this one-pager captures the highlights of the study in a fun and engaging way.