Scarborough Cycles: building bike culture beyond downtown.

 

Funded by the Metcalf Foundation Cycle City program between 2015 and 2019, TCAT in partnership with CultureLink Settlement and Community Services, the Toronto Cycling Think & Do Tank (at the University of Toronto), and Cycle Toronto, launched an innovative project called Scarborough Cycles: building bike culture beyond downtown.

In 2016, Scarborough Cycles opened two community bike hubs at AccessPoint on Danforth (3079 Danforth Ave.) and Birchmount Bluffs Neighbourhood Centre (93 Birchmount Rd.). These Bike Hubs offer access to bicycles, tools, repair clinics, and provide civic engagement opportunities for residents.

The project goals include:

  1. Create and disseminate new knowledge about cycling in the suburbs.
  2. Build capacity among local agencies and individuals to support cycling.
  3. Address barriers to cycling.
  4. Engage with residents and stakeholders about the benefits of improved cycling infrastructure.

Learn more about Scarborough Cycles:
Website: www.scarboroughcycles.ca
Twitter: @ScarbCycles