An effect of COVID-19 is lower public transit usage worldwide. If all – or even many – of these trips are instead taken by car, Toronto would be gridlocked.
To try to avoid this, the City is expanding the cycle network to help people get around more safely, as part of the Active TO program. But as local advocacy group Cycle Toronto points out, not a single bike lane has been built in midtown Toronto.
Also relevant is an initiative of the Women’s Cycling Network for donations of bikes to residents of Thorncliffe Park and Flemingdon Park. If you have a bike to donate, please check out their program (with donation form).
Interested in local cycling issues? Contact Cycle Toronto’s Don Valley Midtown chapter.