SCARBOROUGH CYCLES


Scarborough Cycles was launched in 2015, as a collaborative project led by The Centre for Active Transportation in partnership with Access Alliance Multicultural Health and Community ServicesBirchmount Bluffs Neighbourhood Centre, CultureLink Settlement and Community Services, the Toronto Cycling Think & Do Tank, and Cycle Toronto.

Scarborough Cycles has opened community bike hubs at AccessPoint on Danforth, Birchmount Bluffs Neighbourhood Centre, and Agincourt Community Services Association.

Our Bike Hubs offer access to bicycles, tools, do-it-yourself repair clinics, workshops, group rides, a bike mentorship program for newcomers, and civic engagement opportunities for residents.

Project Goals

  1. Create and disseminate new knowledge about cycling in the suburbs.
  2. Build capacity among local agencies and individuals to support cycling.
  3. Address barriers to cycling.
  4. Engage with residents and stakeholders about the benefits of improved cycling infrastructure.

Project Snapshot

How do we incubate cycling in a part of the city with very few people cycling, even fewer bike lanes, and only one bike shop? Read our Project Snapshot to learn how we have been addressing barriers and helping people start cycling over the last three years.

Scarborough Cycles Snapshot with four images of people cycling and the Scarborough Cycles logo in the middle

Funding

The project is funded by the Metcalf Foundation Cycle City program, whose goal is to build a constituency and culture that supports cycling in Toronto. Cycle City funding supports community outreach efforts, network building and convening, research and public policy analysis, and broadening access to cycling opportunities across the city. (2015-2019)

This project is also generously supported by the City of Toronto (Solid Waste Management Services and Tower and Neighbourhood Revitalization Unit), and Toronto Community Housing. (2018-2019)