Toronto Bike Plan - City of Toronto

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ORON O BIKE PLAN

City of Toronto Bike Plan Shifting Gears

ORON O June 2001

Acknowledgements

Acknowledgements

Toronto Cycling Committee

The Toronto Bike Plan Study team would like to express their appreciation to the following key people whose hard work has been vital in the development of the Toronto Bike Plan.

Councillor Olivia Chow, Ward 20, Chair Councillor Jack Layton, Ward 30, Past Chair

TBP Steering Committee Daniel Egan, Manager

Transportation Services, Works & Emergency Services (WES)

Peter de Groot, Engineer

Transportation Services, WES

David Dunn, Engineer

Transportation Services, WES

Alex Shevchuk, Parks & Recreation Planner

Policy and Development, Economic Development, Culture & Tourism

Barbara Wentworth, Bicycle Safety Co-ordinator

Transportation Planning, Urban Development Services (UDS)

Sean Wheldrake, Bicycle Promotions Co-ordinator

Transportation Planning, UDS

Nigel Tahair, Senior Planner

Transportation Planning, South District, UDS

Peter Hillier, Manager

Transportation Services, WES

Steve Beiko Ole Calderone Israel Chackowicz Martin Collier Gerald James Corbett Stephen Fisher Gillian Flower Ron Hart Martin Koob Nina Koskenoja Clay McFayden Crawford Murphy Linda Perkin Phil Piltch Jannette Porter John A. Sherk Marleen Van Laethem Hamish Wilson Peter Duckworth-Pilkington Consultant Team Marshall Macklin Monaghan Ltd.

Dave Richardson, Project Manager Dave McLaughlin, Senior Transportation Planner Rob Kivi, Senior Engineer, Design Ryan Vanderputten, Transportation Designer

ESG International

Ken Buck, Senior Landscape Architect Jay Cranstone, Landscape Architect

Stantec Consulting Ltd.

Norma Moores, Transportation Engineer

The Toronto Bike Plan is the product of the hard work and effort of those listed above, as well as many other City Staff from Works & Emergency Services, Urban Development Services and Economic Development, Culture & Tourism. We would like to thank the members of the public who gave of their time and energy in the development of this Plan, especially those who participated in the bike tours and the public meetings, and the many others who provided written or verbal input to the study team.

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5.

Bikeway Network

Executive Summary

5.1

Guiding Principle and Objectives......... 5-1

5.2

Complete The Bikeway Network in 10 Years ............................................. 5-4

5.3

Maintain Bikeways to Ensure Safe Operation ........................................... 5-9

5.4

Connect to Bikeways in Adjacent Municipalities................................... 5-13

6.

Safety and Education

6.1

Guiding Principles and Background ..... 6-1

6.2

Funding Safety Education Programs .... 6-4

6.3

Expand the CAN-BIKE Program......... 6-6

6.4

Respond to Cycling Collisions ............. 6-9



Recommendations.....................ES3

1.

Introduction

1.1

Why A Bike Plan For Toronto? ...........1-1

1.2

The Benefits Of Cycling......................1-2

1.3

Plan Development: What We Have Done..........................................1-3

1.4

Toronto Bike Plan Organization...........1-5

2.

Cycling In Toronto

2.1

A Brief Cycling History of Toronto .....2-1

2.2

The 1999