Spacing: What does Toronto’s new bike plan offer Scarborough?

Danforth Ave and Danforth Rd. in Scarborough. Photo credit: Marvin Macaraig

Over the past year, the City of Toronto initiated a citywide public consultation process on a new ten-year Cycling Network Plan. The staff plan, recently presented to Toronto’s Public Works and Infrastructure Committee, aims to expand and improve the cycling network and build much needed cycling infrastructure across the entire city, with 41 km of on-street bike lanes proposed for 2016 alone.

Key gaps in Scarborough’s cycling infrastructure were articulated throughout the City’s research phase of developing a new Cycling Network Plan. However, it looks like the only new bike project for Scarborough in 2016 is the extension of the Gatineau Hydro Corridor Trail eastwards to connect to the Conlins Rd. bike lane. Scarborough residents will need to rally together to ensure that proposed bike infrastructure improvements for Scarborough – like Kingston Rd. and Midland Ave. – are in the next phase of the plan.

This is an excerpt from an article published in Spacing, written by Marvin Macaraig, TCAT’s Scarborough Cycles Project Coordinator. Read the full article HERE.

Posted On: December 11, 2015