Economic Impact Study of Bloor Bike Lanes Headed to Committee

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In October, TCAT’s study on the economic impact of the pilot bike lanes on Bloor Street will be part of the evaluation considered by the Public Works and Infrastructure Committee when it makes a recommendation regarding the future of the bike lanes. This long-awaited report has been led by TCAT with specialized expert assistance on study design, data collection and data analysis provided by academic researchers from the University of Toronto. At three different times, a wealth of information was collected, totaling 525 surveys with merchants, 3,005 surveys with visitors, 15 bicycle counts and 2 business vacancy scans. The study design was agreed upon with the first three project partners, the Korea Town BIA, the Bloor Annex BIA, and the Metcalf Foundation, in 2015, before data collection began and before the installation of the bike lane. The study design incorporates the following elements to ensure the most reliable and objective information possible:

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Posted On: September 21, 2017