Last updated: June 26, 2020 at 11 a.m.

The ActiveTO expanded cycling network aims to allow people on bikes to move around Toronto safely, to better connect those on bikes to the places they need to go, and to mirror major transit routes.

The Council approved plan is the largest one-year expansion of on-street bike lanes ever in Toronto, approximately 25 kilometres of new bikeways are being installed, for a total of approximately 40 kilometres of on-street cycling lanes approved for accelerated installation in 2020. The plan includes flexibility so that bikeway installations can be adjusted based on considerations such as changing traffic volumes, and the evolving needs of residents and businesses in the wake of the pandemic.

The cycling network will be expanded quickly through temporary installations by repurposing curb lanes along several key corridors. Bloor Street East, University Avenue/Queen’s Park Crescent and Dundas Street East would be among the first installations.

Map of Council approved cycling routes.

A main street showing an existing protected cycling lane both the northwest and southwest side with on lane of traffic both ways. On the northeast and southeast side of the street there is a temporary cycle track separated by barrels to protect the cyclists. This new installation is used to temporarily/permanently expand the cycling network and help people on bikes move around Toronto safely and away from vehicle traffic.
Expanding the Cycling Network