TOinTransit: report finds 700,000 car trips can be replaced with bicycles

A new report suggests 716,000 short car trips across the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area could be made by bicycle instead.

Co-authored by the Toronto Centre for Active Transportation and Ryerson University the report analyzes current regional cycling trends. It finds of the 14 million trips taken every day in the GTHA, the vast majority are less than five kilometres, but only six per cent of such trips are made walking or cycling. The report argues that number can only improve with more infrastructure and improved options for “last mile” transportation to or from a transit station.

The report also concludes more can be done to encourage women to cycle, noting just 30 per cent of GTHA cyclists are female.

Read the article HERE.

Posted On: October 18, 2016