You read that correctly: our patch of Bloor Street will be getting dedicated bike lanes, which will extend 4.5 KM from Shaw Street to Runnymede Road. The target completion date is August, 2020 pending approval by the Infrastructure and Environment Committee (IEC) and City Council next spring.
The BWVRA supports this development. Research done on the current Bloor Street West bike lane, from Avenue Road to Shaw Street, reveals the following:
- An increase in retail customers
- An increase in retail spend, monthly
- More people riding, less people driving
- The people who ride to the area, do it more often and spend more
More information and research can be found here.