Scarborough Cycles was launched in 2015, as a collaborative project led by the Toronto Centre for Active Transportation in partnership with Access Alliance Multicultural Health and Community Services, Birchmount Bluffs Neighbourhood Centre, CultureLink Settlement and Community Services, the Toronto Cycling Think & Do Tank, and Cycle Toronto.
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.
The project goals are:
- Create and disseminate new knowledge about cycling in the suburbs.
- Build capacity among local agencies and individuals to support cycling.
- Address barriers to cycling.
- Engage with residents and stakeholders about the benefits of improved cycling infrastructure.
Scarborough Cycles is funded in part by proceeds from the Government of Ontario’s carbon market, as part of Ontario’s Climate Change Action Plan. The action plan and carbon market work together to support innovative initiatives that provide residents and businesses with more choices to reduce greenhouse gas pollution and save money. (2018-2019)
The project is also funded by the Metcalf Foundation Cycle City program (2015-2019), 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.