Reports, Studies and Plans

 Bloor Street Bike Lanes

Shaw Street to Avenue Road   

The City of Toronto is proposing a pilot project to install bike lanes on Bloor Street West between Shaw Street (east of Ossington Avenue) and Avenue Road. A pilot project will allow us to demonstrate and study the impacts and benefits of bike lanes on Bloor Street.


Next Opportunity for Input:
April 25, 2016 Committee Meeting

A staff report on the Bloor Street Bike Lane Project will be presented to a committee of City Council called the Public Works & Infrastructure Committee (PWIC). The Committee reviews the report and can adopt the staff recommendations or suggest changes that will then be considered by City Council in their decision-making. Interested members of the public can arrange to speak or submit comments to PWIC:


MEETING: Public Works & Infrastructure Committee (PWIC)

DATE: April 25, 2016

TIME: 9:30 a.m. start

LOCATION:   Committee Room 2, 2nd Floor, City Hall , 100 Queen Street West


View the Bloor Street Bike Lane staff report under item PW12.1 on the PWIC agenda.


You can submit comments or request to speak using the buttons provide at the top of the meeting item page (PW12.1)


Previous Public Consultation

Public Drop‐in Event #1 - December 2, 2015

The first public consultation event for this study was held December 2, 2015, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Trinity-St.Paul's Centre. About 230 residents participated in the event.

View information materials presented at the event:

"Option A – No parking" was dropped because on-street parking is considered a requirement for this pilot project in 2016.

Results from Event #1 and the survey are summarized on pages 8 to 12 of the Public Drop‐in Event #2 display panels.


On-line Survey

Public input was also obtained through an on-line survey from December 2, 2015 to January 15, 2016. We received 2126 completed responses from a wide range of stakeholders.

View the results of the Phase 1 survey


Public Drop‐in Event #2 - March 9, 2016

The second public event was held March 9, 2016 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Trinity-St.Paul's Centre. Over 270 residents participated. View information materials presented at the event:


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Bike Lane Design Options

The City has a range of possible design options for bike lanes on Bloor Street West between Shaw Street and Avenue Road, as part of this pilot project.  As a pilot project, any changes would be made with paint and temporary materials only – no major construction is being considered at this time.


Below are some examples of different design options the City has installed on other streets that could possibly be applied to lengths of Bloor Street West.

Standard Bike Lane (St. George St.)

Protected with Parking & Posts (Hoskin Ave.)


Buffered with Parking on Inside (Harbord St.)


The City is considering many perspectives and issues, including:

  • Safety and comfort of cyclists
    • Separation from motor vehicles
    • Avoiding open car doors
    • At intersections
    • Accommodating left turns
  • On-street parking and loading
    • Local business customers
    • Deliveries (especially where laneway access is lacking)
    • Pick-up and drop-off from taxis
    • Wheel-Trans and accessible vehicle boarding
    • TTC buses, including 300 Bloor-Danforth Blue Night bus 
  • Motor vehicle traffic delays
  • Affects on parking and traffic on connecting and parallel streets
  • Pedestrian safety
  • Snow clearing and road maintenance
  • Emergency services: EMS, Police and Fire
  • Waste and recycling collection

The City is also working closely with local Business Improvement Areas (BIAs), active transportation groups, residents' associations, Ward 19 and 20 Councillors' offices and many other stakeholders as part of the pilot project process. 

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