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"Toronto Cyclist Deserve Better!"
The Cyclists of Toronto Demand Safe Passage and Respect!

The Transportation Association of Canada recommends a width of 2,0m for marked bike lanes on major urban roads. The minimum acceptable width is 1,5m. That is the national standard.

On May 19th, City Council voted in favour of a 'reduced width' bike lane on a 1.6 km section of Royal York Road. How it will be marked is not yet decided. A majority of councillors felt that 1,25m was sufficient, and that the "margin of safety" for cyclists was not significantly different between a 1,5m and 1,25m bike lane.

This decision sets a precedent that puts at risk all future proposals for 1,5m bike lanes on major roads, and makes it possible for any local community to demand reduced space for cyclists.

Cyclists deserve better. Cyclists deserve respect. Our lives depend on having safe passage on city roads. We need space to make Toronto a better place to live and breathe.

Therefore, the we request that 1,5m be established as the minimum width for bike lanes on major roads in the City of Toronto.

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Latest Signatures

  • 11 December 20151000. Patrick M
    Address, City 302 Clendenan Ave more cyclists will get themselves killed in the darn city
  • 03 December 2015999. Raj Yu
    Address, City 2606-155 Beecroft Rd Toronto,ON let's encourage and facilitate alternative modes of transportation!!! decrease smog and traffic congestion for everyone!!!
  • 30 November 2015998. Darcy M
    I support this petition
  • 29 November 2015997. Dwayne E
    Address, City 141 Denison Ave Toronto Cars are the ones polluting!!!!!!!!!
  • 22 November 2015996. Michael B
    Address, City 627 Queens Quay West, Toronto Imagine being able to ride from Mississauga border to the border of Pickering in a continuous bike lane...How about from the foot of Yonge Street to Steeles? Imagine streets filled with cyclists, pedestrians, r
  • 16 November 2015995. R Todd
    I support this petition
  • 16 November 2015994. Jamie D
    I support this petition
  • 14 November 2015993. Anya G
    Address, City 200 Jameson Avenue, #1209, Toronto A 2,0m bike lane would be better! I am so sick of risking my life every time I need to get from point A to point B on a bike. Smog reduction should not come at this kind of cost.
  • 02 November 2015992. Jean Michaudpe
    Address, City 417 Millwood Road, Toronto Safety standards are designed by professionals for safety. This is not something to be tampered with by the political winds of convenience.
  • 28 October 2015991. James G
    Address, City 1600 victoria park ave. north york tired of drivers missing me by inches as they shake their heads.
  • 28 October 2015990. Rick H
    I support this petition
  • 26 October 2015989. Stephen S
    I support this petition
  • 23 October 2015988. Janet S
    Address, City 42 Everett Cres We are in the middle of another smog day and still we are not as a city taking this seriously. We continue to plan for transportation around the single use occupancy vehicle and pay lip service to the many other modes of mov
  • 22 October 2015987. Marlena Z
    I support this petition
  • 21 October 2015986. Curtis B
    Address, City 580 Sandcherry Dr., Burlington It is important to keep the lane at 1,5m wide, other cities will begin to follow your descision, this is not an example Toronto wants to set. It is unsafe and unjust.
  • 16 October 2015985. Alexandra K
    Address, City 27 Glen Rush Bvd. Toronto, ON M5N 2T4 As a work commuting cyclist I appreciation your attention to this issue
  • 15 October 2015984. Marissa S
    I support this petition
  • 14 October 2015983. Stephanie D
    Address, City Mistissini В
  • 09 October 2015982. Danielle R
    I support this petition
  • 02 October 2015981. Jacqueline S
    Address, City 1502-410 Queen's Quay West, Toronto Cyclists are helping to keep Toronto's air cleaner - by making bike lanes more dangerous you will lose cyclists back to cars, and we will all lose!
  • 30 September 2015980. Catherine H
    I support this petition
  • 30 September 2015979. Valerie P
    I support this petition
  • 26 September 2015978. Pascal L
    Address, City 2714-77 Huntley St. I bike everyday to work and anywhere else for that matter. It's my mode of transportation. More than often, I do feel unsafe due to the fact that the lanes are too narrow and car drivers are insane. I strongly disagree t
  • 25 September 2015977. Rodney Mck
    Address, City 155 Dalhousie St. Suite#812 Is'nt this supposed to be bike week!!
  • 20 September 2015976. Lisa C
    I support this petition
  • 10 September 2015975. Janet H
    Address, City 34 Bayview Avenue, Toronto the discontinuities in the bike lane system must be closed the most glaring examples are college east of Clinton and the Lakefront trail. complete the system
  • 03 September 2015974. Beth G
    I support this petition

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Mayor David Miller members of City Council

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