For Immediate Release
Thursday, May 12, 2016
An Angus Reid Forum poll shows that 86% of Torontonians support a safe cycling network with 67% of Torontonians wanting the network built in less than 9 years.
The poll, commissioned by Evergreen in partnership with Cycle Toronto, The Centre for Active Transportation, and the Metcalf Foundation, shows that Torontonians from across the city strongly support a safe cycling network and they want it built as soon as possible.
Torontonians support a comprehensive interconnected and safe cycling network.
- 86% of Torontonians support a safe cycling network
- Support for a safe cycling network is strong across the entire city – East York (84%); Etobicoke (79%); North York (84%); Scarborough (88%); Old Toronto (88%); and York (85%)
- 81% of non-cyclists support a safe cycling network in Toronto
Torontonians want the network built as soon as possible, supporting an accelerated investment to get the job completed in less than 9 years.
- 67% of Torontonians want an investment of 8% per year or more of the City’s transportation budget to build a safe cycling network in less than 9 years. The current budget allocates 2.4% per year, which is insufficient to build the cycling network.
Torontonians see investment in a safe cycling network as one of many smart investments to get Toronto moving
- 76% of Torontonians agree that a safe cycling network is an important way to get Toronto Moving
A summary of poll results can be accessed here.