The City of Toronto's wayfinding program installs signs along and near Cycling Network routes, in order to help people navigate the City by bike. The Cycling Network's routes are named after the dominant street name which the route follows. The primary goal of the Cycling Network's wayfinding signage is to help cyclists identify nearby cycling routes to inform their travel decisions. The signs also identify parks, transit stations and destinations such as public libraries to help situate Cycling Network routes within neighbourhoods.
Prior to the adoption of these wayfinding standards in 2015, the City coded it's cycling network routes with numbers. North-south routes are signed as odd numbered routes (1, 3, 5..) and east-west routes are signed as even numbered routes (2, 4, 6...). These numbered cycling routes are smallest at the soutwestern corner of the City (Etobicoke Lake Shore) and get larger the further north and east you go.
The numbered routes are no longer being installed. As the City's program to "Renew" the Cycling Network's existing routes is undertaken, the numbered routes will be upgraded according to the name-based wayfinding standard.