Provincial Bicycling Organization Releases Polling Data Highlighting Support for Active Transportation in Metrolinx’s The Big Move

The Share the Road Cycling Coalition today released the organization’s annual polling data on the eve of the organization’s 5th Ontario Bike Summit, an annual gathering of politicians and policy makers from across North America.

This year’s event is being held in partnership with the Toronto Centre for Active Transportation’s (TCAT) 6th Annual Complete Streets Forum. The Complete Streets Forum opens on May 27th followed by the Ontario Bike Summit on May 28th & 29th, both at the Hyatt Regency Toronto, 370 King St. West in Toronto.

Nancy Smith Lea, TCAT Director, noted the cost-effectiveness of bicycling and walking infrastructure. “Active transportation is the most cost-effective transportation option available to us. We could build the entire 4,500 kilometres of new walking and cycling infrastructure proposed in the Metrolinx Big Move for the same cost as building 18 kilometers of new road,” she noted. “We have a very serious, yet solvable, transportation problem in the Toronto region. Active transportation isn’t just a nice-to-have add-on. Walking and cycling are important transportation options in their own right and play a critical role in getting people to and from public transit.”

Read full press release here.

Posted On: May 27, 2013