The Toronto Centre for Active Transportation, in partnership with Cycle Toronto, Toronto Cycling Think & Do Tank, and CultureLink Settlement and Community Services, has launched an exciting new project called, Scarborough Cycles: building bike culture beyond downtown.
With 30% of Toronto’s landmass, 24% of its residents, and half a million cyclable trips (trips under 5 km) per day, Scarborough has only one bicycle sales and service facility. Scarborough Cycles will begin to change that by building capacity among local agencies, institutions and individuals to address barriers to cycling and create new cyclists.
We will develop partnerships with two local organizations interested in becoming a ‘Bike Hub’ and through these hubs offer access to bicycles, tools, cycling mentorship and civic engagement activities. Throughout this project we will build our knowledge and share what we learn about cycling beyond downtown.
Scarborough Cycles is funded by the Metcalf Foundation’s Cycle City program, which aims to build a constituency and culture in support of cycling for transportation. The Metcalf Foundation has identified cycling as a pragmatic approach towards achieving the larger goal of a low-carbon, resource efficient and resilient Canada.