Cycle Tracks

City of Toronto staff are developing a number of new designs to upgrade some of Toronto's downtown bicycle lanes. The purpose of the new 'Cycle Track' design upgrades is to discourage motorists from parking, standing, or stopping illegally in the bicycle lanes. An environmental Assessment is also being done to Study the feasibility of adding Cycle Tracks to the Richmond-Adelaide corridor.

As part of a Pilot project,
cycle tracks have been installed on Simcoe, Adelaide and Richmond street.
 Fact Sheet - Extension of Richmond - Adelaide Cycle Tracks

Explore new Cycle Track locations

View Downtown Cycle Track Projects in a larger map.

Designing Cycle Tracks

ExpandWhy upgrade bicycle lanes?

The 2009 Cycling Study found that many people want to cycle in Toronto, but do not feel safe riding their bicycles when they have to mix with motor vehicle Traffic.  Helping more people get there by bicycle will improve Toronto's roads for all road users.

There are a lot of good reasons to encourage more bicycle use. Using a bicycle to travel up to 10 km in Toronto's core is often faster than driving, and faster than many transit routes. Cycling for transportation is less expensive than driving, leads to improved public health and air quality.


At its July 2011 meeting Toronto Council voted to approve a plan to build cycle track type designs in Toronto's downtown core. On June 6, 2012 Toronto City Council made an additional decision to extend the project area on Wellesley St. to Parliament and Hoskin Ave. Harbord will also be included in it's entirety, between St. George St. and Ossington Ave.

ExpandPublic Consultation

Public Consultation meetings are an important part of the design process, to gather local knowledge from residents about the streets where cycle tracks improvements are being installed. Please use the links at the top right corner of this page to visit the project pages for information about the projects, and public consultation meetings. For general questions, please read our Cycle Track FAQ.

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