The ActiveTO Midtown Complete Street Pilot is part of a suite of ActiveTO programs, initiated by Council on May 28, 2020, that are designed to create attractive street space and support the City of Toronto’s economic recovery and response to COVID-19. The goals of the ActiveTO Midtown Complete Street Pilot are to: provide support for local businesses and surrounding communities by expanding outdoor patio areas; improve safety and comfort for everyone; and provide a safe and protected bike lane along the Line 1 subway.
During the Summer of 2021, TCAT collaborated with Park People to evaluate the ActiveTO Midtown Complete Street Pilot installation. The Public Intercept Study was designed to understand diverse user perspectives on safety, accessibility, and experience of the installation and to assess the effectiveness of the program’s goals. Some of the key findings are: people are driving less and cycling more on Midtown Yonge, new or returning cyclists are more likely to be diverse, and cyclists feel safer.
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