In 2014 the City installed cycle tracks (separated bike lanes) on both Richmond Street and Adelaide Street west of University Avenue and on Simcoe Street. These are a "pilot project" for demonstration, testing and evaluation, before a decision is made on whether they should be made permanent (with possible upgrades).
Evaluation Reports Published (2015)
How many cyclists are using the new cycle tracks? What affect has there been on traffic? What do residents and business think? Find answers to these and more in the 2015 evaluation reports
What do you think about the new cycle tracks?
We want to know how these new cycle tracks have affected you...
- As a cyclist, have these cycle tracks changed your ride?
- As a driver, what have you noticed and experienced when driving on these modified streets?
- As a pedestrian, what difference do you notice on these streets when you walk?
- As a local business, how have the changes affected your access, deliveries and other activities?
- As a taxi or delivery truck driver, how have cycle tracks changed the way carry out your services?
- As a tourism or film industry professional, what benefits and challenges do you see?
- As a developer, how do you think these cycle tracks will affect the area?
Following a November 2011 Council Decision, the City of Toronto is studying the potential for physically separated bicycle lanes (known as "cycle tracks") between Bathurst Street to Sherbourne Street using Richmond, Adelaide and or Wellington Street.
A north-south cycling connection between the existing Beverly Street bicycle lanes and the waterfront, using Peter and/or Simcoe Street, is also being studied.
In 2015 Transportation Services is received approval to extend the Richmond and Adelaide cycle tracks eastward to Parliament Street as a Pilot Project Phase 2. The experience and results of evaluating the pilot project will inform the final recommendations of the study, to be completed in 2016.