Completion of Jarvis Bike Lanes Scheduled for this Week

Bike lanes are being added to Jarvis Street this week, between Charles Street and Queen Street East. To include bike lanes on both sides of the street, the centre reversible lane was removed last week.

City Council approved the installation of two bike lanes on Jarvis Street in May 2009 after considerable debate between providing cycling or pedestrian infrastructure. TCAT's position on Jarvis can be found here.

TCAT Presents Bloor Street Study at Toronto Cycling Advisory Committee

TCAT Director Nancy Smith Lea gave a presentation on Clean Air Partnership’s study “Bike Lanes, On-Street Parking and Business, Year 2 Report: A Study of Bloor Street in Toronto's Bloor West Village" to the Toronto Cycling Advisory Committee on June 7, 2010.

Traffic Control Signals and “No Turn on Red” at PWIC meeting on June 15 – Submit Your Comments

The Public Works and Infrastructure Committee, at its meeting of June 15, will be considering a staff report seeking authority to install 13 new traffic control signals and road alterations to enhance 5 uncontrolled trail crossings, related to 30 kilometres of new trails and 4 kilometres of upgraded trails along the Finch Hydro Corridor, Gatineau Hydro Corridor and CN Leaside Rail Corridor, across the North York and Scarborough Districts. View the report here.

City Council Votes to Keep Bike Share and 2010 Bikeway Network Improvements, minus the University Avenue bike lane project

On Tuesday, May 11th, City Council approved the public bike share program by 33-8. The program will be run by Montreal’s Bixi and will start with 1,000 bikes at 80 stations located throughout the downtown. More information available in the Toronto Star and IBikeT.O.

Bike Lanes, On-Street Parking and Business - Webinar Recording Now Available Online

As announced in last week's TCAT News, on Mar 30th the Clean Air Partnership conducted a webinar based on its new research report titled "Bike Lanes, On-Street Parking and Business Year 2 Report: A Study of Bloor Street in Toronto's Bloor West Village."

New Report Released and Webinar: Assessing Support to Remove On-Street Parking for Bike Lanes

The Clean Air Partnership (CAP) is pleased to announce the release of a research report Bike Lanes, On-Street Parking and Business Year 2 Report: A Study of Bloor Street in Toronto's Bloor West Village.

Jarvis Street Bike Lanes get Green Light

Trinity Bellwoods Multi-use Path Upgrade Open House: Feb 24

The City of Toronto's Cycling Infrastructure and Programs unit is hosting a Public Open House on proposed upgrades to the existing multi-use paths in Trinity Bellwoods Park. It will be important for cyclists and pedestrians to attend and share their feedback on the proposed realignment and resurfacing, both with City staff and fellow park users.

Date: Wednesday, February 24

Time: 4:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Location: Trinity C.R.C., 155 Crawford St., Assembly Hall

Bikeway Network Event Public Notice - Feb 1

The City of Toronto Transportation Services is hosting an important public meeting:

Date: Monday February 1, 2010

Time: 6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Location: Metro Hall, 55 John St. Room 308-309

The objective of this meeting is to get community input on proposed new downtown bikeways that the Transportation Services Cycling Infrastructure and Programs group is working on for 2010.

Topics will discuss concepts and criteria for new projects, including:

Making the links between Copenhagen and Toronto

With the world's attention focused on the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen, it's perfect timing to highlight how the Danish have embraced the bicycle, with all of its accompanying environmental, health and societal benefits. The Toronto Star has done just that over the past few days.