Bike Lanes, On-Street Parking and Business: A Study of Queen Street West in Toronto’s Parkdale Neighbourhood

In the fall of 2015, a study modelled after TCAT’s “Bike Lanes, On-Street Parking and Business” reports (2009, 2010) was developed and administered by volunteers of Cycle Toronto’s Ward 14 Advocacy Group. The study was conducted in Parkdale, a neighbourhood about two kilometres west of Toronto’s downtown. TCAT Director Nancy Smith Lea acted as an advisor on the report. As with TCAT’s previous reports, this study sought to understand the transportation and spending habits of visitors to the study area and to examine the potential impact on local business if there were an introduction of bike lanes and subsequent reduction of parking spaces.

The report was released in December 2016. The PDF is available for download (below).

A summary of the findings:

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