Bluffs Monitor: Accessible Cycling for All

“I love the feeling of the wind in my hair while riding a bike. Always have and always will. I have had the pleasure of growing up in Toronto and rolling around this city on my two wheels since I was a kind in the 70s and 80s, because my parents showed me that my independence was tied to it; so was a lot of adventure.

The city has changed since then of course, and there are many more towers, but also more bike lanes too. So, thankfully, I keep tapping into that feeling of freedom.

What has also changed of course, in the number of older folk living in our community. As this demographic continues to swell, the need to find ways to keep people mobile and socially engaged always exerts pressure on existing social programs and families.

But thankfully there is a new program, unique to Scarborough, brought to you by Access Alliance, a community heatlh centre, that brings the joy of cycling to our agin population. From our AccessPoint on Danforth community hub (3079 Danforth Ave), we have launched the Take Our Seniors Out program, a barrier-free cycling initiative that gets seniors and folks with mobility challenges out on a three-wheeled e-cargo bike that can comfortably seat two adults at the front of the vehicle.”

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