Reports & Studies

City of Toronto Bike Plan - Shifting Gears

The Toronto Bike Plan establishes a vision for cycling in Toronto. To "shift gears" towards a more bicycle friendly city, the Plan sets out integrated principles, objectives and recommendations regarding safety, education and promotional programs as well as cycling related infrastructure, including a comprehensive bikeway network.

Download the full Toronto Bike Plan (PDF 21 Mb) or read individual chapters of the plan below.

 

Safety and Education (PDF) chapter from the Toronto Bike Plan.

Principle
Through education, create an environment where people can cycle on Toronto streets without the fear of injury.

Objectives

The City of Toronto will:

  • Develop innovative ways, such as public/private partnerships, to fund and sustain safety education programs;
  • Expand the CAN-BIKE program, including developing a unit for drivers;
  • Establish a protocol in response to cycling collisions; and
  • Work co-operatively with outside agencies to deliver messages about safe cycling in Toronto.


Bicycle Parking (PDF) chapter from the Toronto Bike Plan.

Principle

Secure and convenient bicycle parking must be available at all cycling destinations to encourage and support cycling.

Objectives

The City of Toronto will:

  • Expand the basic bicycle parking program to serve all public cycling destinations;
  • Develop and provide enhanced bicycle parking facilities which provide security from theft and protection from the elements;
  • Require and encourage the private sector to provide bicycle parking at their buildings; and
  • Develop effective strategies to prevent bicycle theft.

Cycling and Transit (PDF) chapter from the Toronto Bike Plan.

Principle
Bike-and-ride expands the choices for non-auto trips.

Objectives

The City of Toronto will:

  • Improve bicycle accommodation on transit vehicles;
  • Improve bicycle parking facilities at transit stations;
  • Improve bicycle access to transit stations; and
  • Market Toronto as a cycling tourist destination and support cycling.


Promotion (PDF) chapter from the Toronto Bike Plan.

Principle
Every bicycle trip improves the quality of life for all Torontonians.

Objectives
The City of Toronto will:

  • Encourage cycling for everyday transportation;
  • Promote cycling to a wide audience via effective use of media and public outreach;
  • Demonstrate leadership through innovative policies and facilities that encourage City employees to cycle; and
  • Market Toronto as a cycling tourist destination. and support cycling.


Bikeway Network (PDF) chapter from the Toronto Bike Plan.

Principle
All Toronto residents will be within a five minute bicycle ride to the bikeway network.

Objectives

The City of Toronto will:

  • Complete the bikeway network in 10 years;
  • Ensure the safe and comfortable year round operation of bikeways through design, signage, enforcement and maintenance; and
  • Connect Toronto's network to bikeways in adjacent municipalities.


Bicycle Friendly Streets (PDF) chapter from the Toronto Bike Plan.

Principle

Every Toronto street is a cycling street.

Objectives


The City of Toronto will:

  • Ensure that transportation policies, practices and regulations support increased bicycle safety and access for intersections, roadways, bridges and underpasses;
  • Expand and improve road maintenance programs to enhance cyclist safety, access and comfort; and
  • Ensure that cyclist safety, access and comfort are maintained through or around construction zones.